Shorty Rogers (Milton Michael Rajonsky)
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BiographyGreat Barrington, Massachusetts, USA
Shorty Rogers began as a bugler with the Furriers Post of Jewish War Veterans Boy Scout drum and bugle corps in The Bronx, New York. He played with a number of big bands in the late 1940s, and arranged for Woody Herman, later going to Stan Kenton and His Orchestra. Later he formed a jazz group, The Giants, and recorded a number of albums for RCA Victor. He composed music for the avant-garde UPA cartoons featuring Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) and Stan Freberg, while continuing to arrange and perform many pop and jazz recordings. Read more... Festival.