Stan has written music books on Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian and Benny Goodman. He is the leader of the band Dream Street, a chamber jazz group with great vocals and original material.
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Stan Ayeroff - Leader, Composer, Arranger, Guitars
While studying composition at the California Institute of the Arts, Stan fell in love with
swing music, especially Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France. He went on to write
books on Django, Charlie Christian and Benny Goodman. He has performed with Texas
R&B singer Delbert McClinton and was co-musical director (with Danny Elfman) of the
original “Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo”. Stan served as Orchestral Supervisor for Rod
Stewart, Page and Plant and The Who. He conducted a chamber orchestra for Heart’s
concert video “The Road Home” on Capitol Records. He has been the musical director for a
series of projects featuring Roger Daltry of The Who, and has worked as arranger for
songwriter David Baerwald (David+David, Sheryl Crow).
On the recommendation of Ry Cooder, Stan was enlisted by drummer Jim Keltner to create
a “Djangoesque” jingle for U.S. Healthcare. Stan assembled his musical dream team of
violinist Sid Page, woodwind player Dan Higgins, bassist Dave Stone and percussionist
Brad Dutz and the group “Snapdaddys” was born. On this precursor to Dream Street, Leslie
joined in on bassoon for one song. Their instrumental CD “Snapdaddys” is available at the
For many years Stan has serenaded the stars on and off camera, once upon a time
inspiring Sean Connery and Sophia Loren to dance together to his solo guitar playing.