This article was last updated on May 25, 2022
World Famous Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Swings Into Long Beach
Carpenter Performing Arts Center, CSULB (Long Beach, CA)
Travel back to the Swing Era with one of the finest big bands of all time: The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Driven by the perfectionism of its founder and leader, trombonist Tommy Dorsey, the Orchestra defined the sound of an entire generation, charting 15 No. 1 hits and introducing the world to a young singer from Hoboken, Frank Sinatra. Now under the direction of Terry Myers, the Orchestra comes to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, ready to play such chart-toppers as “Night and Day,” “I’ll Never Smile Again,” “Marie,” “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” “Song of India,” “Opus One” and “Skylark.” Treat your ears to everything from dance numbers to ballads, all played with the style and grace forever associated with that “Sentimental Gentleman of Swing,” Tommy Dorsey.