Simon Zentner Net Worth

Simon Zentner Net Worth is
$9 Million

Simon Zentner Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Simon Hugh "Si" Zentner (June 13, 1917 in New York City – January 31, 2000 in Las Vegas, Nevada) was an American trombonist and jazz big-band leader.Zentner played violin from age four and picked up trombone a few years later. As a teenager, he was awarded the Guggenheim Foundation Philharmonic Scholarship. He attended college for music and had intended to pursue a career in classical music, but became more interested in pop music after recording with Andre Kostelanetz. Zentner played in the bands of Les Brown, Harry James, and Jimmy Dorsey in the 1940s, then moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as a studio musician. He also landed a job with MGM from 1949 to the mid-50s, and was involved in the music for films such as Singin' in the Rain and A Star Is Born.In the late 1950s Zentner put together his own studio big band and signed with Bel Canto Records. The Zentner band began recording for Liberty Records in 1959 releasing numerous successful pop/jazz albums during the 1960s and touring steadily with a large well-rehearsed outfit. He also briefly recorded for RCA Victor. Zentner was a tireless promoter and claimed to have played 178 consecutive one-night performances when the band was at its peak. His ensemble was voted "Best Big Band" for 13 straight years by Down Beat, and Zentner himself was voted Best Trombonist in Playboy Jazz Readers' Poll. Zentner was known for his bold, brash and bright playing with great breath control and distinctive vibrato. In 1962, his album Up a Lazy River (Big Band Plays the Big Hits, Vol. 2) (arranged by Bob Florence) won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.Zentner's success was thoroughly unusual; he had a thriving big band going at a time when big band music was, for the most part, on the wane. The general downturn in interest eventually caught up to him, and by mid-decade the orchestra performed only on a limited basis despite recording through the late 1960s. He then moved to Las Vegas and accompanied Mel Tormé at the Blue Room of the Tropicana Hotel. In 1968 he became musical director of the long-running Vegas show Folies Bergere. It wasn't until the 1990s that Zentner returned to big band performance, assembling a new group and releasing several more albums. He suffered from leukemia late in life, though he continued performing into 1999; he died of the disease in early 2000.

Date Of BirthJune 13, 1917
Died2000-01-31
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, USA
ProfessionMusic Department, Soundtrack
Star SignGemini
#Fact
1Lead trombonist in the Les Brown orchestra in 1940, later on variously with Harry James and Jimmy Dorsey, followed by work as a staff musician with MGM. Started up his own orchestra in L.A. in 1957 with arrangements by pianist Bob Florence. Recordings for Victor and Liberty well into the late 1960's, as well as engagements in Las Vegas and one-nighters in ballrooms and country clubs.
2Bandleader who had a surprise hit record on the rock-'n'-roll charts in 1961 with a big-band, instrumental version of "Up a Lazy River".

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saddle the Wind1958musician: trombone - uncredited
The Brothers Karamazov1958musician: trombone - uncredited
Until They Sail1957musician: trombone - uncredited
Raintree County1957musician: trombone - uncredited
House of Numbers1957musician: trombone - uncredited
The Seventh Sin1957musician: trombone - uncredited
The Vintage1957musician: trombone - uncredited
Lust for Life1956musician: trombone - uncredited
Somebody Up There Likes Me1956musician: trombone - uncredited
The Fastest Gun Alive1956musician: trombone - uncredited
Bhowani Junction1956musician: trombone - uncredited
The Swan1956musician: trombone - uncredited
Forever, Darling1956musician: trombone - uncredited
Diane1956musician: trombone - uncredited
I'll Cry Tomorrow1955musician: trombone - uncredited
Quentin Durward1955musician: trombone - uncredited
The King's Thief1955musician: trombone - uncredited
Moonfleet1955musician: trombone - uncredited
The Glass Slipper1955musician: trombone - uncredited
The Prodigal1955musician: trombone - uncredited
Many Rivers to Cross1955musician: trombone - uncredited
Green Fire1954musician: trombone - uncredited
Valley of the Kings1954musician: trombone - uncredited
Men of the Fighting Lady1954musician: trombone - uncredited
The Long, Long Trailer1953musician: trombone - uncredited
Knights of the Round Table1953musician: trombone - uncredited
Take the High Ground!1953musician: trombone - uncredited
Ride, Vaquero!1953musician: trombone - uncredited
Julius Caesar1953musician: trombone - uncredited
Above and Beyond1952musician: trombone - uncredited
Plymouth Adventure1952musician: trombone - uncredited
The Prisoner of Zenda1952musician: trombone - uncredited
Pat and Mike1952musician: trombone - uncredited
The Girl in White1952musician: trombone - uncredited
Scaramouche1952musician: trombone - uncredited
Invitation1952musician: trombone - uncredited
An American in Paris1951musician - uncredited
Grounds for Marriage1951musician: trombone - uncredited
A Life of Her Own1950musician: trombone - uncredited
The Next Voice You Hear...1950musician: trombone - uncredited
The Reformer and the Redhead1950musician: trombone - uncredited
The Outriders1950musician: trombone - uncredited
Funny Girl1968musician: trombone - uncredited
Two Weeks in Another Town1962musician: trombone - uncredited

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Big Kahuna1999performer: "Charade"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Garry Moore Show1964TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1964TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Merv Griffin Show1962TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Lively Ones1962TV SeriesHimself

Known for movies

Source
IMDB Wikipedia

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