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Tommy Dorsey
Band leader during the Big Band era of the '30's and '40's
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Thomas Francis "Tommy" Dorsey, Jr. was an American jazz trombonist, trumpeter, composer, and bandleader of the Big Band era. He was known as "The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing", because of his smooth-toned trombone playing. Although he was not known for being a notable soloist, his technical skill on the trombone gave him renown amongst other musicians. He was the younger brother of bandleader Jimmy Dorsey. After Dorsey broke with his brother in the mid-1930s, he led an extremely popular and highly successful band from the late 1930s into the 1950s. He is best remembered for standards such as "Song of India", "Maria", "On Treasure Island", "The Music Goes 'Round and Around", and "You". 
November 19th, 1905 in Shenandoah  /  Died:   Nov 26th, 1956
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ActiveYearsEndYear : 1956
ActiveYearsStartYear : 1920
AssociatedBand : The_California_Ramblers
AssociatedBand : Jimmy_Dorsey
AssociatedBand : Jean_Goldkette
AssociatedBand : Paul_Whiteman
AssociatedBand : Frank_Sinatra
AssociatedBand : Buddy_DeFranco
AssociatedBand : Buddy_Rich
AssociatedBand : Jo_Stafford
AssociatedBand : Connie_Haines
AssociatedBand : Glenn_Miller
AssociatedBand : Boswell_Sisters
AssociatedBand : Dick_Haymes
AssociatedBand : Gene_Krupa
AssociatedBand : Sy_Oliver
AssociatedBand : Nelson_Riddle
AssociatedMusicalArtist : The_California_Ramblers
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Jimmy_Dorsey
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Jean_Goldkette
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Paul_Whiteman
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Frank_Sinatra
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Buddy_DeFranco
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Buddy_Rich
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Jo_Stafford
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Connie_Haines
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Glenn_Miller
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Boswell_Sisters
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Dick_Haymes
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Gene_Krupa
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Sy_Oliver
AssociatedMusicalArtist : Nelson_Riddle
Background : non_vocal_instrumentalist
BirthYear : 1905
BirthMonthAndDay : 11-19
BirthDate : 1905-11-19
BirthPlace : Shenandoah,_Pennsylvania
DeathDate : 1956-11-26
DeathPlace : Greenwich,_Connecticut
DeathYear : 1956
Genre : Big_band
Genre : Swing_music
Genre : Jazz
Instrument : Trombone
Instrument : Trumpet
Instrument : Cornet
LccnId : n/81/131524
RecordLabel : RCA_Records
RecordLabel : Decca_Records
RecordLabel : Columbia_Records
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Date: Nov 26th, 1956
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