Doc Severinsen to Visit Elmhurst College

November 16, 2015 | by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Legendary trumpet player and former Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen will visit Elmhurst College later this month for a master class, during which he will talk about his career and life and perform with the award-winning Elmhurst College Jazz Band.

The hourlong master class will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 19, in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend. For more information, call the Department of Music at (630) 617-3515.

From 1962 to 1992, Doc Severinsen led the NBC Orchestra on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, making it the most visible big band in America. Since the final telecast, Severinsen has continued to perform.

He appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show in February, when the show traveled to Los Angeles for a week. He played for the evening with the Roots, and the appearance helped to promote the 87-year-old’s 2015 nationwide tour with his band.

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