Directed by David Pruyn with featured vocalist, Michele James-Pruyn
The History of our Beloved Jimmy Dorsey
Also well known as the “Juke Box King”
Jimmy’s musical training began when he was a young boy in Pennsylvania. Along with his brother Tommy, the talented young musicians joined Paul Whiteman’s Orchestra and at the same time they were recording many records under the billing “The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra”. Their band continued through the early thirties until a dispute over a tempo of a song separated the brothers for decades.
Jimmy found himself an instant leader of the band that became the birth of the Jimmy Dorsey OrchestraTM. His records sold well in the thirties, but as the forties got under way it was apparent that Jimmy and his band had jumped to the top of the charts. Jimmy had so many hits that he was known as the “Juke Box King”, which made him the biggest success story of the time. Over the years, Jimmy had many other hit…
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“Get into the Holiday Spirit with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra and the Hall of Fame vocal group, the Pied Pipers. ‘A Christmas Gift’ is a festive showcase of a seasonal celebration of songs and Swingin’ Big Band hit’s.”
“The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra still Swings! For some, it’s a memory faded with age, but brought back to life with the simple recall of the melody. It’s a link to a bygone age, at time romanticized by more than seven (7) decades. But for those in the audience tonight, it was a brand new, exciting experience of great music”.
“My husband and I were celebrating our 50th Anniversary and were thrilled to get tickets to see the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. This is a Big Band experience you will not want to miss!”
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