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Tommy Dorsey Similar Artists

Benny Goodman - 100% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz Vocals World Music Pop / Rock Soundtracks Kids & Family Music & Radio Holiday & Seasonal Classical
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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

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra - 100% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Jazz Easy Listening
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Harry James - 82% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Easy Listening Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks 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

Teddy Wilson - 80% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Comedy
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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

Artie Shaw - 65% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Pop / Rock Musicals & The Arts Comedy Easy Listening Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
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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 - 63% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock Easy Listening Vocals Drama 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

Count Basie - 54% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Blues Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Musicals & The Arts Vocals Big Band & Swing Documentaries Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Television
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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

Jimmie Lunceford - 52% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Peggy Lee - 48% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Musicals & The Arts Television Easy Listening Drama R&B / Soul Soundtracks Kids & Family Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Blues Blues 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

The Andrews Sisters - 47% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Musicals & The Arts Big Band & Swing Comedy Dance Television Kids & Family 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

Fred Astaire - 46% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Vocals Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Drama Pop / Rock Soundtracks Easy Listening Horror Jazz Television Mystery / Thriller World Music Big Band & Swing Kids & Family Dance Documentaries
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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

Jimmy Dorsey - 42% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Jazz Big Band & Swing Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Musicals & The Arts Big Band & Swing Holiday & Seasonal
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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

Perry Como - 38% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals Easy Listening Jazz Musicals & The Arts Music Videos & Concerts Holiday & Seasonal Vocals Big Band & Swing Comedy Dance Soundtracks Television
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Pierino Como, 18 May 1912, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 12 May 2001, Jupiter Inlet Beach Colony, Florida, USA. Como was an accomplished popular singer with a warm baritone voice, whose repertoire included ballads, novelty numbers and singalongs. Born into a large Italian-American family in Canonsburg, he left his home town barber shop in 1933 and toured with the local b Read more

Sidney Bechet - 38% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Jazz Music & Radio Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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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

Gene Krupa - 36% match to Tommy Dorsey

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Drama Pop / Rock Big Band & Swing Jazz Musicals & The Arts
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15 January 1909, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 16 October 1973, New York City, New York, USA. Krupa began playing drums as a child and after his mother failed to persuade him to become a priest, most of his large family actively encouraged his career in music. He studied formally, his most important teacher being Roy C. Knapp. However, growing up in Chicago in the 20s meant tha Read more

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