Tommy Dorsey

Big Band Leader and Musician

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", due to his smooth-toned trombone playing. Although he was not known for being a notable soloist, his technicality with the trombone gave him renown amongst other musicians. He was the younger brother of bandleader Jimmy Dorsey.… Read More

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1905 Birth Born on November 19, 1905.


1956 51 Years Old On November 26, 1956, Tommy Dorsey died at age 51 in his Greenwich, Connecticut, home. … Read More
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