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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

Eddy Determeyer.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 447 words.

[James Francis]

(b Shenandoah, PA, Feb 29, 1904; d New York, NY, June 12, 1957). American clarinetist, alto saxophonist, bandleader, and composer, brother of Tommy Dorsey. He...

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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 (jazz)

James Lincoln Collier.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz. 934 words.

[James Francis ]

(b Shenandoah, PA, Feb 29, 1904; d New York, June 12, 1957). American clarinetist, saxophonist, and dance-band leader, brother of Tommy Dorsey. He began...

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Dorsey, Jimmy [James]

James Lincoln Collier.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 435 words.

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

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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, Tommy

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

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

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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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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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Anthony, Bill

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz. 137 words.

(b New York, March 28, 1930). American double bass player. He worked with Georgie Auld (1951), Jimmy Dorsey (1953), Gerry Mulligan (1954), and Claude Thornhill (1956) and performed...

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Dorsey, Tommy (jazz)

James Lincoln Collier and Barry Kernfeld.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz. 1234 words.

[Thomas Francis, Jr. ]

(b Mahonoy Plane, PA, Nov 27, 1905; d Greenwich, CT, Nov 26, 1956). American trombonist and dance-band leader, brother of Jimmy Dorsey. CBY 1942 gives...

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Dorsey, Tommy

Eddy Determeyer.

in Oxford Music Online

November 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Popular Music; Contemporary Music. 655 words.

[Thomas Francis]

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

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Byrne, Bobby

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 216 words.

[Robert ]

(b Columbus, OH, Oct 10, 1918; d Irvine, CA, November 25, 2006). American trombonist. At the age of 16 he joined the Dorsey Brothers’ Orchestra; after the brothers...

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Mince, Johnny

Jeffrey Cooper.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz; Contemporary Music. 494 words.

[Mussenger [Muenzenberger], John Henry ]

(b Chicago Heights, IL, July 8, 1912; d Boca Raton, FL, Dec 23, 1994). American clarinetist and saxophonist. His first important job...

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Yukl, Joe

in Oxford Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Jazz. 272 words.

[Joseph William ]

(b New York, March 5, 1909; d Los Angeles, March 16, 1981). American trombonist and leader. He began on violin, taking lessons from his father, and...

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