Kirkland Performance Center presents...
The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
- Thursday, October 20, 2011, 7:30PM
Choice: $32 | Prime: $35
BIG BAND • JAZZ
Artist Sponsors: 425 Magazine, Livengood, Fitzgerald & Alskog, PLLC, Grant & Nancy Silvernale
In Big Band history, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is recognized as one of the best all-around. Tommy Dorsey, “The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing”, was a master at creating warm, sentimental, and always musical moods – at superb dancing and listening tempos. Nick Hilscher, a young veteran of big band experience, helms the baton in this lively, upbeat, not-soon-to-be-forgotten performance.
Tommy Dorsey (1905 – 1956) was an American jazz trombonist, trumpeter, composer, and bandleader of the Big Band era. He was known as "The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing", due to his smooth-toned trombone playing. He was the younger brother of bandleader Jimmy Dorsey.After Dorsey broke with his brother in the mid-1930s, he led an extremely popular band from the late '30s into the 1950s. Today, the band continues to perform and tour under the direction of Nick Hilscher.