Jimmy Dorsey

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by Jimmy Dorsey

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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 brother, Tommy Dorsey. Their co-led group, Dorsey’s Novelty Six, later renamed Dorsey’s Wild Canaries, was one of... Read more

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jazz
bebop
piano
jazz piano
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