Carmen Cavallaro

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal
Descriptive "tags": jazz piano lounge classic rock orchestra swing jazz Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: VIAF Wikipedia

Biography

6 May 1913, New York City, New York, USA, d. 12 October 1989, Columbus, Ohio, USA. a classically trained musician, Cavallaro played piano with various outfits, including those led by Abe Lyman and Rudy Vallee, before deciding to form his own dance band in 1939. He became very popular with diners and dancers at some of New York’s ‘swankier’ hotels and ballrooms in the early 40s, and later in the decade Guy Mitchell was one of his vocalists. He made a string of successful records, usually with studio musicians rather than his regular sidemen, most of which featured his fluent, commercial playing style. These included ‘Chopin’s Polonaise’ (a million-seller), ‘There’s Yes! Yes! In Your Eyes’, ‘Music! Music! Music!’, and ‘Meet Mister Callaghan’ (1952). He broadcast frequently on The Shaeffer Parade, a live weekly radio show on NBC. His popularity led to appearances in the 40s film musicals Hollywood...

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