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Jimmy Dorsey

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. 29 February 1904, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 12 June 1957, New York City, New York, USA. Musically active as a small child under the tutelage of his father, who ...

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Dorsey, Jimmy

Barry Kernfeld.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Woodwinds; Brass; Blues; Jazz; Conducting. 2594 words.

Dorsey, Jimmy (29 February 1904–12 June 1957), and Tommy Dorsey (27 November 1905–26 November 1956), jazz musicians and bandleaders, were born James Francis Dorsey in Shenandoah,...

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Jimmy Dorsey

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. 29 February 1904, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 12 June 1957, New York City, New York, USA. Musically active as a small child under the tutelage of his father, who ...

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Dorsey Jimmy

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 762 words.

b. 29 February 1904, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 12 June 1957, New York City, New York, USA. Musically active as

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Dorsey, Jimmy

Thomas Hischak.

in The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts. 265 words.

Film musicians and conductors. Two of the giants of the Big Band era, together and then separately they provided

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Dorsey, Jimmy (29 Feb 1904)

in The Grove Dictionary of American Music

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: American Music. 449 words.

He was a child prodigy. Urged by his father, a coal-miner who also taught music and led brass ensembles, he

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Dorsey, Jimmy (1904 - 1957), clarinetist, alto saxophonist, bandleader, composer

Eddy Determeyer.

in Grove Music Online

January 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 440 words.

(b Shenandoah, PA, 29 Feb 1904; d New York, NY, 12 June 1957). American clarinetist, alto saxophonist, bandleader, and composer, brother of tommy Dorsey. He was a child prodigy. Urged by...

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Dorsey, Jimmy (1904 - 1957), jazz clarinettist, alto saxophonist, bandleader

James Lincoln Collier.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 435 words.

(b Shenandoah, PA, 29 Feb 1904; d New York, 12 June 1957). American popular and jazz clarinettist, alto saxophonist and bandleader, brother of Tommy Dorsey. He began playing the slide...

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Dorsey, Tommy

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Woodwinds; Brass; Blues; Jazz; Conducting. 3 words.

See Dorsey, Jimmy

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Helen O’Connell

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 8 words.

(see Dorsey, Jimmy)See also Jimmy Dorsey.

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Dorsey Brothers

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 12 words.

(see Dorsey, Tommy; Dorsey, Jimmy)See also Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey.

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Dorsey Tommy

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 1079 words.

b. 19 November 1905, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 26 November 1956, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. Like his older brother, Jimmy Dorsey

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Fabulous Dorseys

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

The first jazz-related biopic, this 1947 film also has the dubious distinction of casting its subjects as themselves. Although both Jimmy Dorsey and Tommy Dorsey managed to avoid appearing...

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Byrne, Bobby (born 1918), trombonist

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 216 words.

(b Columbus, OH, 10 Oct 1918). American trombonist. At the age of 16 he joined the Dorsey Brothers’ Orchestra; after the brothers separated in 1935 he took over Tommy Dorsey’s role in Jimmy...

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Dorsey, Tommy (1905 - 1956), trombonist, bandleader

Eddy Determeyer.

in Grove Music Online

January 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 646 words.

(b Mahanoy Plain, PA, 19 Nov 1905; d Greenwich, CT, 26 Nov 1956). American trombonist and bandleader, brother of jimmy Dorsey. Spurred on by his father, who was a music teacher and...

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Tommy Dorsey

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. 19 November 1905, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 26 November 1956, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. Like his older brother, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy was taught as a small child by his father...

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Herfurt, Skeets (1911 - 1992), alto and tenor saxophonist, clarinetist, singer

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 199 words.

(b Cincinnati, 28 May 1911; d New Orleans, 17 April 1992). American alto and tenor saxophonist, clarinetist, and singer. He grew up in Denver, and began playing in bands while at the...

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Clinton, Larry (1909 - 1985), arranger, composer, bandleader, trumpeter

Wayne Schneider.

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 337 words.

(b New York, 17 Aug 1909; d Tucson, AZ, 2 May 1985). American arranger, composer, bandleader, and trumpeter. He played with or wrote arrangements for Ferde Grofé (1932), Isham Jones and...

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Sherock, Shorty (born 1915), trumpeter

Scott Yanow.

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 421 words.

(b Minneapolis, 17 Nov 1915; d Northridge, CA, 19 Feb 1980). American trumpeter. He took up cornet as a child and played locally while he was in high school at Gary, Indiana. As a soloist...

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Zentner, Si (1917 - 2000), trombonist, bandleader

Wayne Schneider.

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 287 words.

(b New York, 13 June 1917; d Las Vegas, 31 Jan 2000). American trombonist and bandleader. He played with Les Brown (1940–42), Harry James (1943), Jimmy Dorsey (1944), and various groups in...

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Richmond, June (1915 - 1962), singer

Howard Rye.

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 258 words.

(b Chicago, 9 July 1915; d Gothenburg, Sweden, 14 Aug 1962). American singer. After performing with Les Hite in California she joined Jimmy Dorsey’s band (1938). She recorded with Cab...

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