WBGO Jazz Series


WBGO Jazz Series

On this special evening, saxophonists and clarinetists Peter and Will Anderson will celebrate the music made popular by swing era legends Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, featuring songs to be selected from I’m Getting Sentimental Over You, Marie, Opus One, Sunny Side of the Street, Swanee River, Green Eyes, I Cried for You, and Tangerine. Joining them will be world class trombonist Wycliffe Gordon along with pianist Ehud Asherie, bassist David Wong, and drummer Phil Stewart. Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, sons of Irish immigrants, grew up in the coal mining town of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania during the depression years. They were taught music by their father, Thomas, a music teacher and bandleader. Less than 2 years apart, Tommy and Jimmy co-lead the Dorsey Brothers band, a very successful recording band which lasted 7 years. In 1935 the brothers had a bitter argument which split them up for 10 years before they were reunited, but gave them the opportunity to lead their own bands, which were both very successful. Tommy and Jimmy, perhaps the most prolific and influential brothers in big band jazz, both excelled as individuals and as a team, and their music is forever a staple of American culture.

Event Price : $25 – $35

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WBGO Jazz Series
Event Category: Live Music
When: August 6, 2013
Time: 7:00pm
Where: 54 Below
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