Tommy Dorsey Similar Artists

Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman - 100% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Jazz Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Classical Kids & Family Music & Radio Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals World Music
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Benjamin David Goodman, 30 May 1909, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 20 June 1986, New York City, New York, USA. Born into a large, impoverished family of immigrants, Goodman experienced hard times while growing up. Encouraged by his father to learn a musical instrument, Goodman and two of his brothers took lessons; as the youngest and smallest he learned to play the clarinet. Th Read more

Harry James

Harry James - 80% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Jazz Comedy
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15 March 1916, Albany, Georgia, USA, d. 5 July 1983, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Harry James’ father played trumpet in the band of a touring circus, and at first Harry played the drums, but then he, too, took up the trumpet and at the age of nine was also playing in the circus band. He showed such enormous promise that his father had soon taught him everything he knew. Harr Read more

Artie Shaw

Artie Shaw - 70% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Vocals Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Comedy Easy Listening Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Arthur Jacob Arshawsky, 23 May 1910, East Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, d. 30 December 2004, Newbury Park, California, USA. The son of an Austrian mother and a Russian father, Arshawsky was born in New York but relocated with his family to New Haven, Connecticut while still a child. He learned to play the ukulele before taking up the alto saxophone at the age of 1 Read more

Glenn Miller - 69% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock Vocals Drama Easy Listening Documentaries Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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1 March 1905, Clarinda, Iowa, USA, d. 15 December 1944. Miller was the first artist to be credited with a million-selling disc (for ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’), and was the toast of North American popular music during World War II for his uniformed orchestra’s fusion of sober virtuosity, infectious dance rhythms and varied intonation of brass and woodwind. In Mil Read more

Teddy Wilson

Teddy Wilson - 63% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Jazz Television Big Band & Swing Comedy Mystery / Thriller
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Theodore Shaw Wilson, 24 November 1912, Austin, Texas, USA, d. 31 July 1986, New Britain, Connecticut, USA. Born into a middle-class family, Wilson grew up in Tuskegee where his parents moved to take up teaching posts at the university. He studied violin and piano at Tuskegee and later extended his studies at college in Alabama. In 1929, by now concentrating on piano, he bec Read more

Count Basie

Count Basie - 54% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Blues Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Vocals Musicals & The Arts Big Band & Swing Documentaries Easy Listening Pop / Rock Television War
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William Allen Basie, 21 August 1904, Red Bank, New Jersey, USA, d. 26 April 1984, Hollywood, California, USA. Band leader and pianist Basie grew up in Red Bank, just across the Hudson River from New York City. His mother gave him his first lessons at the piano, and he used every opportunity to hear the celebrated kings of New York keyboard - James P. Johnson, Willie ‘Th Read more

The Andrews Sisters - 47% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Comedy Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Dance Kids & Family Television World Music
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Female vocal group comprising sisters LaVerne (6 July 1911, Mound, nr. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, d. 8 May 1967, Brentwood, California, USA), Maxene (b. 3 January 1916, Mound, nr. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, d. 21 October 1995, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) and Patty Andrews (b. 16 February 1918, Mound, nr. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA), lead singer and soloist. In the early Read more

Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee - 43% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Musicals & The Arts Drama Easy Listening Kids & Family Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks Television War Jazz Blues Blues Children's Music Dance Documentaries
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Norma Deloris Egstrom, 26 May 1920, Jamestown, North Dakota, USA, d. 21 January 2002, California, USA. Peggy Lee was of Scandinavian descent, her grandparents being Swedish and Norwegian immigrants. She endured a difficult childhood and her mother died when she was four; when her father remarried she experienced a decidedly unpleasant relationship with her stepmother. Her fa Read more

Chick Webb - 42% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing
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William Henry Webb, 10 February 1909, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 19 June 1939, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Although crippled soon after his birth, Webb’s determination to be a drummer overcame his physical infirmities. After playing in local bands, he travelled to New York while still a teenager and soon formed his own band there. By 1927 he had played at the Savoy Ball Read more

Jimmy Dorsey

Jimmy Dorsey - 41% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Big Band & Swing Holiday & Seasonal Vocals
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29 February 1904, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 12 June 1957, New York City, New York, USA. Musically active as a small child under the tutelage of his father, who was a coal miner turned music teacher, Dorsey switched from brass to reed instruments while still in his early teens. Concentrating on clarinet and alto saxophone, he played in various bands, mostly with his b Read more

Charlie Barnet - 36% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Vocals Easy Listening
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Charles Daly Barnet, 26 October 1913, New York City, New York, USA, d. 4 September 1991, San Diego, California, USA. Of all the swing era band leaders, Barnet was the one most able to do as he pleased. Born into a rich New York family, he played piano and reed instruments while still at school and by his teens had decided that he wanted to play jazz. For a number of years he Read more

Lionel Hampton - 34% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Blues Soundtracks Urban & Rap Musicals & The Arts
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20 April 1908 (some claim 1909 and 1914), Louisville, Kentucky, USA, d. 31 August 2002, New York, USA. After living briefly in Louisville and Birmingham, Alabama, Hampton was taken to Chicago where he lived with his grandparents. They sent him to Holy Rosary Academy at Collins, Wisconsin, where he was taught the rudiments of military band drumming by a Dominican nun. Followi Read more

Sidney Bechet - 34% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Jazz Music & Radio Pop / Rock Soundtracks Big Band & Swing
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14 May 1897, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 14 May 1959, Paris, France. A major figure in early jazz, an outstanding clarinettist, and for decades the only performer of consequence on soprano saxophone, Sidney Bechet’s career began in 1909. During the next few years he played clarinet in bands led by legendary musicians such as Buddy Petit, John Robichaux and Bunk John Read more

Fletcher Henderson - 32% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Big Band & Swing
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Fletcher Hamilton Henderson, 18 December 1897, Cuthbert, Georgia, USA, d. 28 December 1952, New York City, New York, USA. One of the most important figures in the development of big band music, in the early 30s Henderson set the standards by which early big band jazz was measured. He did this through a combination of selecting leading jazz players for his band and, together Read more

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire - 32% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Drama Soundtracks Pop / Rock Easy Listening Horror Jazz Kids & Family Documentaries Television Westerns World Music Mystery / Thriller Dance
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Frederick Austerlitz, 10 May 1899, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, d. 22 June 1987, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of the greatest - with Gene Kelly - and best-loved dancers in the history of film. The son of an Austrian immigrant, by the age of seven Astaire was dancing in vaudeville with his sister, Adele Astaire (b. Adele Marie Austerlitz, 10 September 1897, Omaha, Nebraska, USA Read more

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