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Tommy Dorsey

American musician

Tommy Dorsey

American musician
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birthday
19th
November, 1905
Death
26th
November, 1956
Birth Place
Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Birth Sign
scorpio
Biography

Thomas Francis Dorsey Jr. (November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956) was an American jazz trombonist, composer, conductor and bandleader of the big band era. He was known as the “Sentimental Gentleman of Swing” because of his smooth-toned trombone playing. His theme song was “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You”. His technical skill on the trombone gave him renown among other musicians. He was the younger brother of bandleader Jimmy Dorsey. After Dorsey broke with his brother in the mid-1930s, he led an extremely popular and highly successful band from the late 1930s into the 1950s. He is best remembered for standards such as “Opus One”, “Song of India”, “Marie”, “On Treasure Island”, and his biggest hit single, “I’ll Never Smile Again”.

instruments played
cornet
trombone
trumpet
Associated Acts

The California Ramblers Jimmy Dorsey Jean Goldkette Paul Whiteman Frank Sinatra The Pied Pipers Buddy DeFranco Buddy Rich Jo Stafford Connie Haines Glenn Miller The Boswell Sisters Dick Haymes Gene Krupa Sy Oliver Nelson Riddle

Birth Name

Thomas Francis Dorsey Jr.

Genres

Big band swing jazz

Years Active

1921 1956

Name

Tommy Dorsey

Nationality

United States of America

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