Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra
Famed musician Jimmy Dorsey was born in 1904 in Pennsylvania. When they were only teenagers, Dorsey and his younger brother, Tommy, formed Dorsey's Novelty Six, later known as Dorseys' Wild Canaries. During the 1920s, both brothers worked in various bands and as freelance and studio musicians, mostly in New York City. Jimmy Dorsey later led the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, which scored hit singles like "Contrasts," "Amapola," "Tangerine," "Green Eyes" and "Maria Elena." The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra has continued successfully touring the country. Nancy Knorr, the lead singer with the Pied Piper’s, became the featured vocalist with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. With the elegance and sound of the 1940’s, Nancy will recreate a tribute to the legendary Helen O’ Connell with her own style and vocal ease.
They will bring their famous sounds to Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi's Performing Arts Center on February 2, 2018 at 7:30p.m. as part of the Furgason Bravo! Series for the Performing Arts.