Bobby Byrne

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Columbus, Ohio, USA
The jazz critic George T. Simon described Byrne in a 1940 review as a "brilliant young trombonist" and his band as "one of the finest...to pop over the dance band horizon in a long time". Byrne was indeed something of a child prodigy and by the age of 16 was a fully fledged member of The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra. When Tommy Dorsey left to form his own band, Byrne remained to fill his now vacant chair as lead trombonist with Jimmy Dorsey's outfit. Read more...


Character: Bandleader Bobby Byrne

Follies Girl 1943