Shelly Manne en The Music Of Shorty Rogers <p>Jazz Unlimited for June 8 will feature “The Music of Shorty Rogers.”&nbsp; &nbsp;Trumpeter, composer arranger Shorty Rogers was born Milton Rajonsky in 1924 I Great Barrington, Massachusetts.&nbsp; He was involved in drum and bugle corps at an early age.&nbsp; Following graduation from high school, he became a professional musician, working with Will Bradley, Red Norvo and Woody Herman.&nbsp; Moving to Los Angeles, he worked with Stan Kenton and joined the Lighthouse All-Stars.&nbsp; Rogers was one of the architects of the “West Coast Jazz” style and for the 1950’s was known as an avant-gar Sat, 07 Jun 2014 19:25:25 +0000 Dennis Owsley 36814 at The Music Of Shorty Rogers The Career Of Shelly Manne <p>Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, January 19 will be “The Career of Shelly Manne.”&nbsp; Drummer, bandleader, composer and club owner Shelly Manne was born in New York in 1920 and began working professionally in swing groups as early as 1939.&nbsp; He soon was noticed by people like Coleman Hawkins and other giants of the period and began recording and working with them.&nbsp; During World War II, Manne often jammed on 52<sup>nd</sup> Street in New York while wearing his navy uniform.&nbsp; He began playing with modernists Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker by 1945 and was in the Stan Kenton and W Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:44:14 +0000 Dennis Owsley 33075 at The Career Of Shelly Manne The Career Of Bassist Leroy Vinnegar <p>The Jazz Unlimited show for Sunday, July 7 will feature music from “The Career of Bassist Leroy Vinnegar.”&nbsp; Leroy Vinnegar was born in Indianapolis in 1928.&nbsp; He made it to Los Angeles in 1954 and became a fixture on the scene there, working as both a performing artist and a studio musician, playing on over 600 recordings.&nbsp; Vinnegar was know for his big sound and walking bass lines interspersed with “double stops” to provide grace notes and rhythmic interest.&nbsp; During his career he was heard most notably with Shelly Manne, Andre Previn, les McCann, Teddy Edwards, Harold La Sat, 06 Jul 2013 15:43:39 +0000 Dennis Owsley 28012 at The Career Of Bassist Leroy Vinnegar