Shelly Manne Edit Profile
Student in public schools, New York City.
Alto saxophonist, 1938, drummer, since 1939. Played on boats to Europe, 1939. With Bobby Byrne Band, 1939, Bob Astor Band, 1940, Jo Marsala Band, 1940, Raymond Scott Band, 1941, Will Bradley Band, 1941-1942, Les Brown Band, 1942.
Musician NBC, Columbia Broadcasting System Studios, 1945, 52d Street Jazz Clubs, 1945-1946, Stan Kenton Band, 1946-1947, 47-48, 49-52, Charlie Ventura, 1947, Jazz at Philharmonic and Woody Hermann Orchestra, 1948-1949. Free lance musician, Los Angeles, 1952-1955. Organized own band, 1955.
Recordings for Capitol Records from 1954. Owner The Manne-Hole, Hollywood, California, from 1960. Technical adviser motion picture Man with the Golden Arm.
Actor motion pictures I Want to Live, The Five Pennies, The Gene Krupa Story. Music scored movie The Proper Time. Guest star numerous television shows.
Composer score for television series Daktari, motion pictures Trial of Catonsville Nine, 1972, Trader Horn, 1973.
Served with United States Coast Guard Reserve, 1942-1945.
Married Florence Butterfield, August 26, 1943.
Award international poll Melody Maker magazine, England, 1957-1959.