Si Zentner

While big bands seemed to be fading fast during the late '50s and early '60s, bandleader Si Zentner was one of the few to front a successful big band - enjoying both critical and commercial acclaim. Born Simon H. Zentner on June 13, 1917, in New York City, the future bandleader picked up a violin at the age of four, before switching over to trombone, and earned a music college scholarship. Originally studying to be a classical musician, Zentner became more interested in more commercial styles of music, after lending his skills to a recording session with composer/bandleader Andre Kostelanetz. Throughout the '40s, Zentner learned the tricks of the trade by playing in bands led by such notables as Les Brown, Harry James, and Jimmy Dorsey.

Zentner then relocated to Los Angeles, where he worked regularly as a studio musician and from 1949 through 1955, was on the MGM staff (working on...

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Si Zentner Albums

1 record

Albums featuring Si Zentner

17 records