Si Zentner

Born 13 June 1917. Died 31 January 2000
Si Zentner
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1917-06-13
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Si Zentner

Si Zentner Biography (Wikipedia)

Simon Hugh "Si" Zentner (June 13, 1917 in New York City – January 31, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada) was an American trombonist and jazz big-band leader.

Zentner played violin from age four and picked up trombone a few years later. As a teenager, he was awarded the Guggenheim Foundation Philharmonic Scholarship. He attended college for music and had intended to pursue a career in classical music, but became more interested in pop music after recording with Andre Kostelanetz. Zentner played in the bands of Les Brown, Harry James, and Jimmy Dorsey in the 1940s, then moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as a studio musician. He also landed a job with MGM from 1949 to the mid-50s, and was involved in the music for films such as Singin' in the Rain and A Star Is Born.

In the late 1950s Zentner put together his own studio big band and signed with Bel Canto Records. The Zentner band began recording for Liberty Records in 1959 releasing numerous successful pop/jazz albums during the 1960s and touring steadily with a large well-rehearsed outfit. He also briefly recorded for RCA Victor. Zentner was a tireless promoter and claimed to have played 178 consecutive one-night performances when the band was at its peak. His ensemble was voted "Best Big Band" for 13 straight years by Down Beat, and Zentner himself was voted Best Trombonist in Playboy Jazz Readers' Poll. Zentner was known for his bold, brash and bright playing with great breath control and distinctive vibrato. In 1962, his album Up a Lazy River (Big Band Plays the Big Hits, Vol. 2) (arranged by Bob Florence) won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

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Charade
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Charade
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Come Fly With Me
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Come Fly With Me
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Up A Lazy River
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Up A Lazy River
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Gonna Go Fishin'
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Gonna Go Fishin'
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Swinging On Something
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Swinging On Something
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Till Then
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Till Then
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Sukiyaki
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Sukiyaki
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Manhattan Spiritual
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Manhattan Spiritual
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One Mint Julep
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One Mint Julep
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Take Five
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Take Five
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Puddle Jumpin'
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Puddle Jumpin'
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Mission To Moscow
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Mission To Moscow
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The Swingin' Eye
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The Swingin' Eye
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Caravan
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Caravan
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Lonesome Road
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Lonesome Road
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Belle of The Ball
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Belle of The Ball
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Wild Honeysuckle
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Wild Honeysuckle
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Man From U.N.C.L.E.
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Man From U.N.C.L.E.
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Russian Lullaby
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Russian Lullaby
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Beautiful Love
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Beautiful Love
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Star Eyes
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Star Eyes
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Mr Lucky
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Mr Lucky
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Green Fields
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Green Fields
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Volga Boatmen
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Volga Boatmen
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Cassandra
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Cassandra
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Little Jazz
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Little Jazz
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Lazy River
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Lazy River
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Siboney
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Siboney
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Forget Him
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Forget Him
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Undecided
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Undecided
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Bye Bye Blues
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Bye Bye Blues
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