Tommy Dorsey

Biography

19 November 1905, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 26 November 1956, Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. Like his older brother, Jimmy Dorsey, Tommy was taught as a small child by his father, a music teacher. He first learned to play trumpet, but switched to trombone while still very young. He played in various bands, often with his brother, their co-led group known first as Dorsey’s Novelty Six, later renamed Dorsey’s Wild Canaries. With his brother, Dorsey later played in a number of... Read more

Genres

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jazz
big band
swing
trombone
40s
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