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There has been a longstanding tradition of jazz posts on late night television shows, and trumpeter Doc Severinsen is partly to credit for the phenomenon. Severinsen is perhaps best known as his role as bandleader for the NBC Orchestra on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, but this incredible musician is much more than just a backup artist for a late night TV host. Severinsen is a renowned jazz musician that has been recording and releasing hit music since the 1950s, and he is still a touring favorite on the music scene still today. Fans of Doc Severinsen's can find him out on the road performing at big venues such as the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Wisconsin, and sporadic shows across the country bring out jazz music fans in droves every time Severinsen is in action on the big stage.

Doc Severinsen Trivia

Could you pick out Doc Severinsen in a crowd? If you ever watched The Tonight Show in the '50s or '60s, you certainly could. Severinsen was known around the Tonight Show crew for his flashy outfits on set, and his tenure as bandleader of The Tonight Show's NBC Orchestra began in 1967, spawning an era of musical excitement as big band music soared. Severinsen's talents at the trumpet were involved in all kinds of Tonight Show skits, as the NBC Orchestra provided background for the show's guest intros, intermission music, and sketch comedy acts. While on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Severinsen was even involved in a skit called Stump the Band, in which audience members would challenge the band to play songs of their choosing on cue. With the era of big band music at the forefront of The Tonight Show, Doc Severinsen became the face of music in late night television and remains a relevant act on the jazz music scene still today.

Doc Severinsen Background

Doc Severinsen was born and raised in Arlington, Oregon, which is where he began honing his musical skills in his youth. Although his real name is Carl, Severinsen scored the nickname "Little Doc" after his father, also named Carl, who was a dentist. Severinsen grew up playing the violin, and eventually settled into the trumpet, which he played throughout high school before a stint in the U.S. Army refocused his energy. After his military service was up, Severinsen began playing live music on the Oregon radio station KODL, and eventually he found his way to the NBC late night television show Tonight, starting in 1952 when the program was under the reign of Steve Allen. Severinsen served as a trumpet player in the band until 1967, when he became the bandleader under Johnny Carson's tenure as TV show host. While serving in the NBC Orchestra, Severinsen also spent time recording his own hit music, releasing several big hits over the years.

Doc Severinsen Hit Albums

Doc Severinsen is known for his jazz standards, which he has been handcrafting since the 1950s. Severinsen released music under the band name The Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen from the '70s to the '90s, with some of his biggest hits being albums like Stormy Weather, Tempestuous Trumpet, The Big Band's Back in Town, Command Performances, New Sound of Today's Big Band, Doc Severinsen's Closet, Brand New Thing, Night Journey, Trumpets & Crumpets & Things, Doc Severinsen & Xebron, Episodes, Facets, The Big Band Hit Parade, Unforgettably Doc, Good Medicine and more. Some of Severinsen's biggest hits over the years were songs like "Abblasen" and "Stop and Smell the Roses," two tracks he collaborated with other big artists on. While Doc Severinsen has performed with all kinds of orchestras over the last several decades, his musical style remains consistent and unchanged.

Doc Severinsen Concert Experience

Concertgoers that find themselves in possession of tickets to Doc Severinsen shows can expect to partake in an energetic experience full of jazz music, with the same kind of jazz standards that illuminated late night television in the '60s when Johnny Carson was the star of The Tonight Show. Severinsen performances have the same caliber of energy and pizazz they did decades ago, and concertgoers can experience the entire spectrum of the talented Doc Severinsen's career when they see him perform live on stage. Severinsen will soon be gearing up for select performances across the country, and you better believe every single show will be packed full of fans for sell-out performances. Be sure to catch Doc Severinsen live in concert and come hear him wail on his trumpet to see the overwhelming talent and charisma this renowned artist possesses in his music. Instrumental music is best heard live, and Doc Severinsen is never one to disappoint when he steps on stage with his trumpet in hand and hit song ready to blare in front of the masses.

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18 Oct
Oct 18, 2014 8:00 PM
Cincinnati Music Hall
Cincinnati, OH
8:00 p.m. EDT
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19 Oct
Oct 19, 2014 2:00 PM
Cincinnati Music Hall
Cincinnati, OH
2:00 p.m. EDT
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