Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Swings This Weekend


In the history of the Big Band era, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is recognized as one of the best all-around big bands of them all. It could swing with the best of them, and no other band could come close to Tommy’s when it came to playing ballads. Tommy Dorsey, “The Sentimental Gentleman of Swing,” was a master at creating warm, sentimental, and always musical moods – always at the perfect tempo. Tommy sustained these moods through the impeccable arrangements of the likes of Paul Weston, Axel Stordahl and Sy Oliver, and he showcased singers who could project them brilliantly. One of those singers was Frank Sinatra, whose career blossomed with Tommy’s band.

Now under the direction of Nick Hilscher, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra is still traveling throughout the country keeping alive the familiar Dorsey tunes of the ‘40s swing era while embracing the spectrum of popular music from Dixieland, rhythm and blues and intricate ballads to jazz and contemporary tunes.

Get your tickets online by CLICKING HERE or call the Cascade Box Office at 530-243-8877. The JPR/Cascade Theatre Performance Series is generously sponsored by US Bank.

What: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
When: Sunday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Cascade Theatre, 1733 Market St, Redding, CA 96001
Cost: $17-$37 (click here to purchase)

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