The Phoenix Jazz Orchestra returns to perform A Jazz Tribute to Stan Kenton. Enjoy a stirring tribute to Stan Kenton, whose orchestra, during the late 1940s and early 1950s, was the biggest jazz attraction in the world, embracing in its ranks many soloists and arrangers who went on to have brilliant careers of their own. From the early 1940s through the 1980s Kenton led one of the most dynamic and progressive jazz orchestras of the post-war years. He and his band also gave hundreds of clinics with high school and college age students, building a love for jazz among younger generations. One of the most creative of all bandleaders, Kenton's penchant for complex and highly structured work could run counter to the expectations of critics and audiences alike. Guest conductor John Mason leads the world-class Phoenix Jazz Orchestra in this powerful tribute.