The Dorsey Brothers Similar Artists

Teddy Powell - 100% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Alfred Paolella, 1 March 1905, Oakland, California, USA. As a boy Powell studied violin and music theory privately, then attended the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 1927 he was playing guitar and banjo with Abe Lyman’s band, staying with them until 1935 when he became a radio producer for an advertising agency. He also branched out as a songwriter, with hits su Read more

Jan Garber - 69% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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5 November 1897, Morristown, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 5 October 1977, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. Known as ‘The Idol of the Air Lanes’, Garber led both sweet and swing bands, although he is generally remembered as a creator of saccharine sounds. He attended the University of North Carolina and later became a violinist with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. After mi Read more

Adrian Rollini - 55% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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28 June 1904, New York City, New York, USA, d. 15 May 1956, Homestead, Florida, USA. After starting out on piano and xylophone, Rollini switched to bass saxophone in the early 20s. As a member of the prolific recording band the California Ramblers he played with many leading jazzmen of the day including Bix Beiderbecke, Frank Trumbauer and Red Nichols. His younger brother, A Read more

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Roy Fox - 55% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing
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25 October 1901, Denver, Colorado, USA, d. 20 March 1982, Twickenham, England. Raised in Hollywood, Fox played the cornet in local bands at the age of 16, and was later with Abe Lyman before joining Art Hickman with whom he made his first records. Fronting his own band at Hollywood’s Cafe Montmartre led to a job as musical director with Fox Films, and an offer to form Read more

Ted Lewis - 51% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s
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Claude Hopkins - 48% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Claude Driskett Hopkins, 24 August 1903, Alexandria, Virginia, USA, d. 19 February 1984, New York City, New York, USA. Hopkins was born into a well-educated, middle-class family, both parents being members of the faculty of Howard University. He studied formally at Howard before starting a career as a dance band pianist. In the mid-20s he visited Europe as leader of a band a Read more

Lee Morse - 45% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1990s
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Lena Corinne Taylor, 30 November 1897, Portland, Oregon, USA, d. 16 December 1954, New York, USA. A popular singer of the 20s and 30s, Morse sang a wide range of music in a pleasingly jazzy manner. Raised in rural Idaho, she married Elmer Morse in 1915 and after the birth of a son, began singing at local venues. In 1920 she sang on a show at the Democratic Convention in San Read more

Charlie Spivak - 42% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s
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Jessie Matthews - 41% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 March 1907, London, England, d. 19 August 1981, Pinner, Middlesex, England. A member of a large and poor family, Matthews became a professional dancer at the age of 10. After a few years in the chorus of several shows in London’s West End, she achieved recognition with a series of ingénue roles and some bit parts in films. After appearing in stage production s Read more

Jan Savitt - 40% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s
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Ozzie Nelson - 38% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 March 1906, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA, d. 3 June 1975. While studying for a career in the legal profession, Nelson ran a dance band as a hobby, but it was so successful that he abandoned law for music. He played many of the east coast’s more prestigious venues, including Glen Island Casino and the New Yorker Hotel. Nelson’s extremely relaxed singing style pro Read more

Jerry Gray - 32% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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Elliot Lawrence - 31% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Elliot Lawrence Broza, 14 February 1925, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. A precociously talented pianist, at the age of four Lawrence participated in his father’s children’s shows on the radio and in his teens he led an orchestra of children for a local broadcast. He continued to be active in music during his university days, and his early professional work was in Read more

Betty Grable - 30% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1990s 2000s
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Ruth Elizabeth Grable, 18 December 1916, St. Louis Missouri, USA, d. 2 July 1973, Santa Monica, California, USA. An actress, singer and dancer in movie musicals of the 30s, 40s and early 50s. A beautiful blonde with a peaches-and-cream complexion, during World War II the famous picture of her wearing a white bathing suit displaying her shapely legs (which were reportedly ins Read more

Hal Kemp - 29% match to The Dorsey Brothers

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Harold Kemp, 27 March 1904, Marion, Alabama, USA, d. 21 December 1940, near Madera, California, USA. One of the greatest band leaders of his generation, Kemp’s early death robbed the dance band world of one of its most innovative talents. Long after his demise the memory of his orchestra’s distinctive, staccato rhythms would be kept alive by numerous artists, Read more


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