Manne, Shelly

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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

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Howard, Cy. Westinghouse presents-- "Music U.S.A." / written by Cy Howard. Bowling Green State University, BGSU Libraries
creatorOf Shelly Manne Collection University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Performing Arts Special Collections.
referencedIn Duke Ellington recordings collection Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Manne, Shelly. Shelly Manne collection, 1940-1980 Library of Congress
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associatedWith Carter, Benny. person
associatedWith Dodge, Joseph Jeffers person
associatedWith Edison, Harry, 1915-1999. person
associatedWith Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-1993. person
associatedWith Goodman, Benny, 1909-1986. person
associatedWith Hinton, Milt. person
associatedWith Jacquet, Illinois. person
associatedWith Kenton, Stan. person
associatedWith Shearing, George. person
associatedWith Ventura, Charlie. person
associatedWith Wilson, Teddy, 1912-1986. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Pacific Coast (U.S.)
Jazz--History and criticism
Musicians--Archival resources


Birth 1920-06-11

Death 1984-09-26




Ark ID: w6p34nr9

SNAC ID: 68673704