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History of Big Band Music

A Big Band is a kind of musical ensemble of jazz music. They usually have ten or more musicians, and…

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Biography of Jimmy Dorsey

Introduction: Jimmy Dorsey (February 29, 1904 – June 12, 1957) was one of the highly-regarded musicians and big-band leaders during…

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Biography of Tommy Dorsey

  Introduction: Tommy Dorsey was an American musician and bandleader and one of the prominent figures of the Big Band…

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The Life and Music of Archie Bleyer

Introduction to Archie Bleyer Successful American bandleader, song arranger and record company executive Archie Bleyer (June 12, 1909- March 20,…

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Ferko String Band

Introduction to Ferko String Band The Ferko String band has become a Philadelphia legend, formed in the 1920s by Joseph…

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Sammy Kaye and His “Sweet” Big Band Music

Introduction to Sammy Kaye Sammy Kaye was a bandleader and songwriter who, during the Big Band era, was the chief…

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Introduction to Ray Anthony

Career summary on Ray Anthony Ray Anthony was born in Bentleyville, PA, in 1922. He hit it big in the…

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The Life and Music of Don Cornell

Introduction Don Cornell (born Luigi Varlaro in 1919 – died in 2004) was an American singer who reached the peak…

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