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Doc Severinsen and San Miguel 5 mark highpoint so far for Artown 2011

By Mimi Beck Knudsen, Reno Gazette-Journal Allow me to don my Carnac the Magnificent turban and give my answer first: Wow! The question? Well, there are several. Whatever happened to Johnny Carson’s bandleader, Doc Severinsen, since the legendary late-night show “retired” in 1992? Does an 84-year-old Severinsen still have the lips and lungs to let […]

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‘Tonight Show’ band leader re-invented himself

By Jim Beal Jr. San Antonio Express-News For a quarter of a century, Doc Severinsen was likely the highest-profile trumpet player and band leader on the planet. From his spot on the “Tonight Show” stage, the sartorially out-there Severinsen kibitzed with storied host Johnny Carson and sidekick Ed McMahon while leading the Tonight Show Orchestra […]

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Doc Severinsen peforms with the RIC Concert Jazz Band

The RIC Concert Jazz Band will be accompanied by legendary trumpeter and former “Tonight Show” bandleader Doc Severinsen on Monday, May 2, at 8 p.m. in the Nazarian Center’s Sapinsley Hall. Joseph Foley, RIC associate professor of music, will direct the show. Severinsen, who toured with the Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman bands in the […]

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Doc Severinsen to Host a Big Band Tribute to Lawrence Welk

LAWRENCE WELK’S BIG BAND SPLASH  March 2011 (check local listings) LAWRENCE WELK’S BIG BAND SPLASH, hosted by bandleader and trumpeter Doc Severinsen, is a celebration of the Big Band Era’s classic hits, performed by the great Welk Band and the talented Musical Family on the popular “Lawrence Welk Show.” Broadcast on network television from 1955 […]

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Severinsen Says Practice Makes Perfect, MHS Students Listen

For more than an hour and a half Monday, Carl Hilding “Doc” Severinsen, renowned trumpeter and leader of the NBC Orchestra during The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, spoke to a captivated crowd in a cafeteria of Manchester High School about the trials and tribulations of a life in the music industry. He also filled […]

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Gil Gutiérrez, Doc Severinsen and the San Miguel 5 at Carnegie Hall

If it hadn’t been for a fateful encounter five years ago, two extraordinary jazz virtuosos, guitarist Gil Gutiérrez and trumpeter Doc Severinsen, wouldn’t be performing together at Carnegie Hall on January 28. In fact, they wouldn’t be making music together at all. As anyone knows who has heard these artists riff off each other, that […]

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Doc Severinsen KPLU Radio Interview

SEATTLE, WA (KPLU) – Grammy Award winning trumpeter Doc Severinsen comes to the Pacific Northwest for a concert next weekend. Probably best known as the flashy dressed bandleader for Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” Orchestra, Severinsen had a career that spanned sixty-five years, and is back on the road after a very brief retirement. KPLU’s Kevin […]

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