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Doc Severinsen, is one of the most distinguished instrumentalists, an American pop and jazz trumpeter. He is most famous for leading the Tonight Show Band during Johnny Carson days, now known as Doc Severinsen and His Big Band. Doc performs concerts in diverse musical styles and classical and pop musical groups, apart from making an appearance in many symphony orchestras as a guest conducter or performer. No doubt he is one of the most gifted technically sound trumpeter, has given innumerable stage performances. He can also be described as a high note virtuoso and comical personality.

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Doc Severinsen was born on 7th July, 1927 in Arlington, Oregon. Born to a dentist,
Dr Carl Severinsen, he was nicknamed 'Little Doc' after his father who introduced him to music. At the age of seven his musical talent won him a place in the high school band, while at the age of twelve he won the Musical Educator's National Contest. He was later hired by the famous Ted Fio Rito Orchestra. In the late 1940's he toured with Tommy Dorsey, then, the Benny Goodman bands. The music of a film "Nude on the Moon" released in 1961 was arranged by him. However the high point in his career came in 1962 when he was asked by Skitch Henderson to join the Tonight Show Band as the first trumpet. Five years later he became the music director for The Tonight Show and stayed with the television show till the retirement of Johnny Carson in 1992. But the end of the show meant a new dawn for the beginning of a new career for Doc. He formed His Big Band with the likes of drummer Ed Shaughnessy, tenor saxer Ernie Watts and trumpeter Snooky Young who were Tonight Show's best musicians.

Doc Severinsen, a Grammy award winner, has to his name more than 30 recorded albums, in different genres like jazz, fusion and classical. His recording of Doc Severinsen and The Tonight Show Band-Volume I won him the Grammy award for 'Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Big Band" . While his other remarkable recording include Unforgettably Doc with the Cincinnati Pops on Telarc, and the Grammy nominated Once More With Feeling on Amherst. His latest release was Swingin' the Blues with Ed Shaughnessy and Ernie Watts. However he always wanted to build his own horn, which he was able to do successfully at 2004 ITG in Denver where he launched the Destino by Severinsen Custom Trumpets. His conduct on the stage has truly remained professional till date. Can you even think of missing the concert of such a multi-talented artist. To avail tickets for his live concert you can contact us.