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James "Jimmy" Dorsey (February 29, 1904 - June 12, 1957) was a prominent jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and big band leader. February 29 is the 60th day of a leap year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 306 days remaining. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jazz is an original American musical art form originating around the early 1920s in New Orleans, rooted in Western music technique and theory, and is marked by the profound cultural contributions of African Americans. ... A clarinetist (sometimes also spelled clarinettist) is a musician who plays the clarinet. ... A saxophonist is a musician who plays the saxophone. ... A big band is a large musical ensemble that plays jazz music. ...


Jimmy Dorsey was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the son of a music teacher and older brother of Tommy Dorsey who also became a prominent musician. He played trumpet in his youth, appearing on stage in a Vaudeville act as early as 1913. He switched to saxophone in 1915, and then learned to double on clarinet. Shenandoah, is a town and a borough located in the lower part of the Coal Region Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. ... Tommy Dorsey (November 19, 1905–November 26, 1956) was a jazz trombonist in the Big Band era. ... - Trumpeter redirects to here. ... Vaudeville is a style of multi-act theatre which flourished in North America from the 1880s through the 1920s. ... Saxophones of different sizes play in different registers. ... Two soprano clarinets: a B♭ clarinet (left) and an A clarinet (right, with no mouthpiece). ...


He formed a band with his brother Tommy, then in 1924 joined the California Ramblers (who were based in New York City). He did much free lance radio and recording work throughout the 1920s. The brothers also appeared as session musicians on many jazz recordings. He joined Ted Lewis's band in 1930, with whom he toured Europe. Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ... A gramophone record, (also vinyl record, phonograph record, LP record, or simply record) is an analogue sound recording medium consisting of a flat disc with an inscribed modulated spiral groove. ... Theodore Leopold Friedman, better known as Ted Lewis (June 6, 1890-August 25, 1971), was an American entertainer, bandleader, singer, and musician. ... World map showing Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ...


After returning to the USA he worked briefly with Rudy Vallee and several other bandleaders, in addition to the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra with Tommy. Tommy broke off to form his own band in 1935. Jimmy continued leading his own band until the start of the 1950s. In 1953 he joined Tommy's Orchestra, renamed "The Fabulous Dorseys"; he took over leadership of the orchestra after Tommy's death. Rudy Vallee (July 28, 1901 - July 3, 1986) was a popular United States singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer. ...


Jimmy Dorsey appeared in a number of Hollywood motion pictures, including That Girl From Paris, Shall We Dance?, The Fleet's In, Lost in Harlem, I Dood It, and the bio-pic with his brother Tommy, The Fabulous Dorseys. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... The title Shall We Dance? may refer to one of the following. ... I Dood It is the title of a 1943 musical-comedy motion picture produced by MGM and starring Red Skelton and dancer Eleanor Powell. ... The Fabulous Dorseys is a 1947 fictionalized biographical film which tells the story of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, from their boyhood in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania through their rise, their breakup, and their personal reunion. ...


Dorsey is considered one of the most prominent alto saxophone players of the pre-bebop era. Bebop or bop is a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos and improvisation based on harmonic structure rather than melody. ...


Jimmy Dorsey died of cancer, aged 53, in New York City. He was a musical genius and will be known for many eras. When normal cells are damaged beyond repair, they are eliminated by apoptosis. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Official website: City of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ...


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Jimmy Dorsey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (310 words)
Jimmy Dorsey was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the son of a music teacher and older brother of Tommy Dorsey who also became a prominent musician.
Dorsey is considered one of the most prominent alto saxophone players of the pre-bebop era.
Jimmy Dorsey died of cancer, aged 53, in New York City.
Tommy Dorsey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (356 words)
Thomas Dorsey was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania and is the younger brother of Jimmy Dorsey.
Dorsey said his trombone style was heavily influenced by that of Jack Teagarden.
Dorsey was interred in Kensico Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.
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