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Jimmy Dorsey

American jazz musician

Jimmy Dorsey

American jazz musician
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birthday
29th
February, 1904
Death
12th
June, 1957
Birth Place
Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Birth Sign
pisces
Biography

James Francis Dorsey (February 29, 1904 – June 12, 1957), professionally known as Jimmy Dorsey, was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, composer and big band leader. He recorded and composed the jazz and pop standards “I’m Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People)” and “It’s The Dreamer In Me”. His other major recordings were “Tailspin”, “John Silver”, “So Many Times”, “Amapola”, “Brazil (Aquarela do Brasil)”, “Pennies from Heaven” with Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, and Frances Langford, “Grand Central Getaway”, and “So Rare”. He played clarinet on the seminal jazz standards “Singin’ the Blues” in 1927 and the original 1930 recording of “Georgia on My Mind”, which were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

instruments played
clarinet
saxophone
trumpet
Associated Acts

Tommy Dorsey The California Ramblers The Dorsey Brothers The Charleston Chasers Dorsey's Novelty Six Andrew LaPrise

Birth Name

James Dorsey

Genres

Big band swing Dixieland

Years Active

1920s 1957

Name

Jimmy Dorsey

Nationality

United States of America

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