Manne, ShellyAlternative names
Shelly Manne, born in New York on June 11, 1920 was an influential jazz drummer, composer, recording artist, educator, and bandleader. In the 1940s he performed with Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton, George Shearing, and Charlie Ventura among others. He moved to Los Angeles around 1950 and became important in the "West Coast jazz" movement. He started his own group in 1955. He opened the jazz club Shelly's Manne-hole in 1960, which closed in 1974. In 1980 he toured Japan with other jazz luminaries such as Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Hinton, Teddy Wilson, Benny Carter, Harry "Sweets" Edison, and Illinois Jacquet. He died in Los Angeles on Sept. 26, 1984.
From the description of Shelly Manne collection, 1940-1980 (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71129965
- Jazz--History and criticism
- Musicians--Archival resources
- Pacific Coast (U.S.) (as recorded)