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

James Lincoln Collier

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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(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 trumpet and the cornet at the age of seven, but changed to reed instruments in 1915. In September 1924 he joined the California Ramblers, a popular dance band in New York, then between 1925 and 1934 he worked

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