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Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: January 20, 1922    

Ray Anthony

Ray Anthony has been one of Big Band music's most dedicated ambassadors. For sixty years he has helped keep alive the sounds of America's golden age of jazz and pop music. Born in 1922, Anthony began his musical career at age five, playing in his family's group, the Antonini Family Orchestra. During high school he worked with local bands in the Cleveland, Ohio, area and later made his professional debut with Al Donahue in 1940.

After only a short time with Donahue, Anthony was hired by Glenn Miller but left after six months, unable to get along with the famous orchestra leader. He then played briefly with Jimmy Dorsey before forming his own group, which featured unique instrumentation -- one trumpet, one French horn, five saxes, and three rhythm....
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  • Anthony Plays Allen

    Abracadabra Music
    1984
  • Volume II - Big Band Series

    Abracadabra Music
    1981
  • Swing/Shuffle My Boogie

    Abracadabra Music
    1980
  • Touch Dancing

    Abracadabra Music
    1978
  • Fun Dancers

    Abracadabra Music
    1978
  • A Little Bit Country

    Abracadabra Music
    1975
  • Dream Dancing...Around The World!

    Abracadabra Music
    1972
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