Hearing Loop

Spaces looped
– at The Shedd –

Jaqua Concert Hall
Sheffer Recital Hall
Cole Gallery
Warren Court
Room B09
Shedd Ticket Office
Will Call desk

  • Description
  • Personnel
Everyone knows that Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey each led an outstanding dance band during the swing era. And anyone who has seen The Fabulous Dorseys, the marginally accurate 1946 bio-pic about the brothers, knows that they were often the 'battling Dorseys", whose Irish temper drove them apart for many years. What is more important is that they were both superb musicians whose careers covered the almost the entire development of jazz from the early 1920s, when they both played with the Scranton Sirens as teenagers, until the beginnings of rock and roll. We will examine their careers as highly sought after side men in the 1920s; as co-leaders of the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra in 1934-35; as separate leaders of highly successful big bands; and finally as co-leaders during their final years of a band for television which featured, among others, a guest artist named Elvis Presley!
Event Personnel
Steve Stone, artistic director & band leader
Shirley Andress, vocalist
Michael Stone, vocalist
Frank Kenney, reeds
Steve Owen, reeds
Craig Bender, reeds
Mike Curtis, reeds
Bob Bork, reeds
Dave Bender, trumpet
Tim Clarke, trumpet
John Dulaney, trumpet
Steve Dunn, trumpet
Caleb Standafer, trombone
Glenn Griffith, trombone
Devin Sanders, piano
Mark Forrest, guitar, banjo
Nathan Waddell, bass
Alan Tarpinian, drums
Ticket/Venue Info
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