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Shorty Sherock

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An excellent golf swing trumpeter, Shorty Sherock was hardly ever a significant name but he was a solid asset to many big rings. He proved helpful locally in Gary, IN whilst in senior high school and went to the Illinois Armed forces Academy. Sherock gigged with Charlie Pierce, Dell Coon, Ben Pollack (1936), Frankie Experts, Jacques Renard, Jack port Pettis, Seger Ellis, and Santo Pecora. His initial major work was with Jimmy Dorsey (1937-1939) where he was an integral soloist and made an appearance in several film pants. Sherock also experienced associations using the orchestras of Bob Crosby (1939-1940), Gene Krupa (pretty prominent during 1940-1941 where he preceded Roy Eldridge), Tommy Dorsey, Raymond Scott, Bud Freeman, Bob Solid, Alvino Rey, and Horace Heidt. Sherock, who required several golf swing/Dixieland solos in the 1st Jazz in the Philharmonic concert in 1944, led his personal bands on an intermittent basis during 1946-1948, he rejoined Jimmy Dorsey briefly in 1950 and became a studio room musician in LA. Sherock, who documented in old age with Matty Matlock (1958) and Benny Carter (1962), was energetic into 1979 within the studios but constantly a little underrated within the jazz globe. Apart from six titles along with his big music group in 1947, his just record date like a leader led to four titles having a septet of mainly Harry Wayne sidemen in 1946.

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Full Name Shorty Sherock
Died February 19, 1980, Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Actor, Trumpeter
Spouse Jean Bach
Music Groups Casa Loma Orchestra
Music Songs No-Name Jive, Smoke Rings, 720 in the Books, Blues on Parade, My Heart Tells Me, Under a Blanket of Blue, Casa Loma Stomp, Infatuation, In The Mood, Woodchopper's Ball, Frenesi, White Jazz, Black Jazz, Take the "A" Train, A String of Pearls, Jumpin at the Woodside, The House Is Haunted, Blue Prelude, The Object of My Affection, Two O'Clock Jump, Alley Cat, Memories of You, Moten Swing, Apollo Jumps, A Lover's Lullaby, Blue Moon, I Can't Get Started, The Champagne Waltz, Shut-Eye, Tuxedo Junction, Lean Baby, Sunrise Serenade
Albums Sounds of the Great Bands, Swing Instrumentals


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1 Played cornet from childhood, later switched to trumpet. Studied at the Illinois Military Academy in Abingdon. Became a sideman with Ben Pollack's orchestra in 1936, where he was outshone by another trumpet player, the legendary Harry James. Played in the bands of Jimmy Dorsey (1937-1939), Bob Crosby (1939-1940) and Gene Krupa (1940-1941). Briefly led his own orchestra, 1945-1946, and 1948. Worked as a studio musician in Hollywood during the 50's and 60's.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jack Benny Program 1964 TV Series Trumpet Player

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jazz Concert 1949 TV Series Himself
Shorty Sherock and His Orchestra 1947 Short Himself - band leader (and his orchestra)

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