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Dodo Marmarosa

p, 1925-2002 US, Pittsburgh
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. Michael Marmarosa

Michael "Dodo" Marmarosa (December 12, 1925 – September 17, 2002) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger.Originating in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Marmarosa became a professional musician in his mid-teens, and toured with several major big bands, including those led by Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, and Artie Shaw into the mid-1940s. He moved to Los Angeles in 1945, where he became increasingly interested and involved in the emerging bebop scene. During his time on the West Coast, he recorded in small groups with leading bebop and swing musicians, including Howard McGhee, Charlie Parker, and Lester Young, as well as leading his own bands.

  • Piano
  • Vocals
  • Harpsichord
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
The Moose on Drop Me Off In Harlem by Charlie Barnet & Charlie Barnet & His Orchestra
Georgia on Jug & Dodo by Gene Ammons & Dodo Marmarosa
Dodo’s Bounce on Dodo’s Bounce by Dodo Marmarosa
Mellow Mood on Best Cuts from Dodo's Trio by Dodo Marmarosa
You're Driving Me Crazy on Jug & Dodo by Gene Ammons & Dodo Marmarosa
Where Or When on Jug & Dodo by Gene Ammons & Dodo Marmarosa
Just Friends on Jug & Dodo by Gene Ammons & Dodo Marmarosa
For You on Jug & Dodo by Gene Ammons & Dodo Marmarosa
Tone Paintings I on Dodo’s Bounce by Dodo Marmarosa
Opus #5 on Dodo’s Bounce by Dodo Marmarosa

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
On The Coast 1945-1947 & 1952Dodo Marmarosa2018Album
Dodo's DanceDodo Marmarosa2004Compil.
A Live DodoDodo Marmarosa2001Compil.
Dodo LivesDodo Marmarosa1997Compil.
Pittsburgh, 1958Dodo Marmarosa1997Album
Up In Dodo's RoomDodo Marmarosa1996Compil.
Dodo Marmarosa On Dial - The Complete Sessions (1946-47)Dodo Marmarosa1995Compil.
West Coast Piano TouchDodo Marmarosa, Lorraine Geller1992Album
Dodo's BounceDodo Marmarosa1991Compil.
Experiment In BopDodo Marmarosa1988Album
The Modern Jazz Piano AlbumThe Bebop Boys / Lennie Tristano / George Wallington / Herbie Nichols / Dodo Marmarosa / Kenny Clarke Quintet1980Compil.
"Keybop"Tadd Dameron, Dodo Marmarosa1979Compil.
Piano ManDodo Marmarosa1978Album
Dodo MarmarosaDodo Marmarosa1975Album
Central Avenue Breakdown, Volume 1 (Original 1945-47 Recordings)Teddy Edwards / Vivian Garry / Dodo Marmarosa1974Album
Jug & DodoGene Ammons & Dodo Marmarosa1972Album
Dodo's BackDodo Marmarosa1961Album
My Foolish Heart / Why Was I BornDodo Marmarosa1950Album
Curbstone Scuffle / Up In Dodo's RoomSonny Berman's Big Eight / Howard McGhee Sextet Featuring Dodo Marmarosa1948Album
High Wind In Hollywood / StupendousHoward McGhee Sextet Featuring Dodo Marmarosa / Charlie Parker's New Stars1948Album
Up In Dodo's Room / High Wind In HollywoodHoward McGhee Sextet Featuring Dodo Marmarosa1946Album
The Chicago SessionsDodo MarmarosaAlbum
Boyd Raeburn's JubileeBoyd Raeburn With Mel Tormé and The Mel-Tones and Dodo MarmarosaAlbum
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