Tommy Dorsey

Tommy Dorsey

Tommy Dorsey was a trombonist, composer, conductor and bandleader of the big band era. He was known as the "Sentimental Gentleman of Swing" because of his smooth-toned trombone playing. Tommy's technical skill on the trombone was amazing!  He was the younger brother of bandleader Jimmy Dorsey. After Tommy broke away from his brother in the mid-1930s, he led an extremely popular and highly successful band from the late 1930s into the 1950s. 

Tommy Dorsey is best remembered for standards such as "Opus One", "Song of India", "Marie", and his biggest hit single, "I'll Never Smile Again".  All of those songs are in heavy rotation on Swing City: After Dark and The Saturday Night Swing.

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