Songs from Movies

Stan Getz

Stan Getz (Stanley Gayetzky, February 2, 1927 Philadelphia – June 6, 1991 Malibu, California) was an American jazz tenor saxophone player. Known as "The Sound" because of his warm, lyrical tone, Getz's prime influence was the wispy, mellow tone of his idol, Lester Young. His parents were Ukrainian Jews who immigrated from Kyiv city, Ukraine in 1903. The family later moved to New York City for better jobs. Stan worked hard in school receiving straight "A's" on average and finished 6th grade close to the top of his class. Read more on

Stan Getz has 13 songs that have been featured in movies like Bossa Nova, Deconstructing Harry, Buffalo '66 and Dean Quixote. What is your favorite song by Stan Getz?


Songs from Stan Getz

The Girl From Ipanema
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars
I Remember When
First Song (for Ruth)
Prelude to a Kiss
But Beautiful
Autumn Leaves (1947)
O Pato (1960)
Vivo Sonhando (1963)