Jerry Dodgion has been a member of some of our finest big bands. He was born in Richmond, California in 1932 and took up the alto saxophone in junior high school. His first professional engagements came in his early twenties with Benny Carter, Gerald Wilson and Red Norvo. In the late 50's he toured Europe and Australia, first with Frank Sinatra and later with Benny Goodman. Jerry later became part of the New York jazz scene, often performing with his wife, jazz drummer Dottie Dodgion. He has worked with Marian McPartland and Vince Guaraldi and was a founding member of the famed Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra.
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