Bennie Moten

Bennie Moten
Aliases
Bennie Moten's Kansas City Orchestra
Born
November 13, 1894
Died
April 2, 1935
Country
United States
Comments
Pianist and leader of an all African-American band that enjoyed great popularity in its time. After his untimely death at age 39, leadership of the band was taken over by William "Count" Basie and was eventually renamed.

Not to be confused with the jazz bassist Benny Moten.
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Walter Page Member of Moten's Orchestra (1931-1934)
Count Basie Member of Moten's orchestra (1929 - 1935)
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