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  • Born

    29 February 1904

  • Born In

    Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States

  • Died

    12 June 1957 (aged 53)

Jimmy Dorsey (February 29, 1904 – June 12, 1957) was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the son of a music teacher, but overshadowed by his younger brother Tommy Dorsey, the prominent musician. He played trumpet in his youth, appearing on stage in a Vaudeville act as early as 1913. He switched to alto saxophone in 1915, and then learned to double on clarinet.badboom

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