Woody Herman


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Noun1.Woody Herman - United States jazz musician and bandleader (1913-1987)
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The list of artists and ensembles he has performed, recorded, and toured with is impressive, including: the late Willie Pickens, Bobby Broom, Kurt Elling, Louis Hayes, Jon Faddis Tito Puente, Quincy Jones, Phil Collins, the Woody Herman Orchestra, the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Chicago Jazz Orchestra and Smithsonian Masterworks Orchestra with David Baker.
Mr Hughes fell in love with jazz in his teens, when he heard records at a friend's house - Dizzy Gillespie's The Champ, Woody Herman's Wild Root, Stan Kenton's Hammersmith Riff and Charlie Parker's Cool Blues.
This 16-piece big band plays music from the great American song book of the 1940s through to the 1970s in the style of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman et al and featuring many of the singing hits of Frank Sinatra.
1987 Woody Herman, American jazz musician, singer and bandleader dies.
Drawing on research and interviews, this book offers profiles of jazz musicians from Wisconsin, including Bunny Berigan, Woody Herman, Les Paul, Jabbo Smith, oWild Billo Davison, Sam Armato, Joe Aaron, Freddie Slack, Heinie Beau, Gene Schroeder, Billy Maxted, Cappy Lewis, Jackie Cain, Al Jarreau, Tierney Sutton, Lyle Mays, Lynne Arriale, Geoff Keezer, Ethan Iverson, Dan Nimmer, Buddy Clark, Tommy Gumina, Mike Melvoin, Steve Houghton, Beverly Dahlke, Carl Allen, Gerald Cannon, Greg Tarday, and Ike Sturm.
They have shared the stage and billings with such major acts as Tito Puente, Tito Puente Jr., Eddie Palmieri, Andy Montanez, Los Hermanos Moreno, Arturo Sandoval, Branford Marsalis, the Count Basie and Woody Herman Orchestras, and others.
Received as a gift from A1 and Anna Julian in November 2015, the Woody Herman Society Collection consists of the official records of the Woody Herman Society; it also includes an extensive set of photo albums, scrapbooks, and memorabilia (as well as Woody Herman's music stand).
In 1974, he gave a great televised concert with Woody Herman's big band.
I attended college 1953-1959 and during that time had occasion to dance or listen live to the big band music of Woody Herman, Glenn Miller (Ray McKinley directing), Louis Armstrong, Ray Anthony, Tex Beneke, Ralph Flanagan, Eddy Howard, Duke Ellington, and Stan Kenton.
1944 DIED Woody Herman, US bandleader, 1987, above Duane Allman, rock guitarist, 1971 Anton LaVey, US Satanist, 1997
The program includes big band swing numbers made famous by the likes of Count Basie, Woody Herman, Les Brown, Glenn Miller, Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.