5111 Boulder Hwy
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: September 13, 2014
Show Times: 6pm
Age Restriction: 21+
Jimmy Dorsey was considered one of the finest Clarinet and Alto Saxophone players of his day, and was always playing solos that simply amazed his fellow musicians, as well as his audiences.For eighteen years, after Tommy Dorsey departed the band, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra had many hits. Jimmy's greatest hit, and the last instrumental hit by any artist, was "SO RARE". Jimmy was given a Gold Record for "SO RARE" two days before his death, on June 12, 1957.
The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra is now under the direction of trombonist, Bill Tole. Bill has recorded with legendary artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and many others over the past four decades. He portrayed the part of Tommy Dorsey in the movie "New York New York" in 1977. The combined energy of the band with Bill's sweet, smooth, sentimental style will take the listening audience from the 1940's right through the decades to the present day. On June 2, 1992.
Nancy Knorr, the lead singer with the Pied Piper's, became the featured vocalist with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. With the elegance and sounds of the 1940's, Nancy will recreate a tribute to the legendary Helen O' Connell with her own style and vocal ease.