Stan Getz

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Birthday
2, 1927
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Jun 6, 1991 (64)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
2, 1927
Birthplace
Philadelphia, PA
Death Date
Jun 6, 1991 (64)

About

One of the greatest jazz saxophonists of all time who became forever known with his hit, "The Girl from Ipanema."

Before Fame

He grew up wanting to play every instrument he could get his hands on, but at age thirteen he focused exclusively to the saxophone.

Trivia

He played with jazz greats Oscar Peterson, Jimmy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, and others.

Family Life

His parents, Ukranian Jews, emigrated from Kiev to New York in the early 1900s.

Associated With

Antonio Carlos Jobim worked with Stan Getz to write most of his most famous jazz standards, but Getz's unique sound brought the notes to life.