I was able to see the Stan Kenton Legacy Orchestra Sunday afternoon April 2nd.
You probably know that about half the band members have played with Kenton at some point, one trombonist is 80 years old. They do new arrangements of Kenton classics, new things done in "Kenton style" and once in a while an actual old Kenton chart. I saw them 10 years ago, membership as you might assume, varies wildly each tour. Depending on what you count and how you count it, they have 6-8 CDs out.
The local hosting high school band did 3 numbers as an opening but the Kentonians did two full sets.
Mike Vax is still the leader/organizer. Vax and MF alum Dennis Noday split lead (it seemed) and also split high-note work. Also in the trumpets---Jim Oatts, also formerly of Chase. I went up after the show and he most graciously told me of how he saw Chase with Woody Herman in 1963 and decided to become a trumpet player, how he got the audition for Chase, and a few other things.
They closed with Malaguena and it ROARED!!!!
Oh, when Vax introduced himself he said "...and I'm the leader, my name is Maynard Porcino."