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Jerry Dodgion

as, fl, *1932 US, Richmond, California
Musician of Jazz

Jerry Dodgion (born August 29, 1932, Richmond, California) is an American jazz saxophonist and flautist.Dodgion played alto sax in middle school and began working locally in the San Francisco area in the 1950s. He played in bands with Rudy Salvini, John Coppola/Chuck Travis and Gerald Wilson and worked with the Vernon Alley Quartet, who accompanied Billie Holiday in 1955. He played with Gerald Wilson from 1953 to 1955, Benny Carter in the 1950s, Red Norvo from 1958 to 1961, Benny Goodman (for his 1962 tour of the Soviet Union), Oliver Nelson, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis (from 1965-1979), Herbie Hancock, Duke Pearson, Blue Mitchell, Count Basie, and Marian McPartland. Dodgion was married to drummer Dottie Dodgion for 20 years.

     
Instruments
  • Alto sax
  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • Soprano sax
  • Clarinet
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Let's Dance (Live) on Benny Goodman Orchestra by Anita O'Day & Benny Goodman
Raise the Riff (Live) on Benny Goodman Orchestra by Anita O'Day & Benny Goodman
Come Rain or Come Shine (Live) on Benny Goodman Orchestra by Anita O'Day & Benny Goodman
Girl Crazy, Act II: But Not for Me (Live) on Benny Goodman Orchestra by Anita O'Day & Benny Goodman
Honeysuckle Rose (Live) on Benny Goodman Orchestra by Anita O'Day & Benny Goodman
Boogie Blues / Let Me Off Uptown (Live) on Benny Goodman Orchestra by Anita O'Day & Benny Goodman
Air Mail Special (Live) on Benny Goodman Orchestra by Anita O'Day & Benny Goodman
Body and Soul (Live) on Benny Goodman Orchestra by Anita O'Day & Benny Goodman
Four Brothers / Anita's Blues (Live) on Benny Goodman Orchestra by Anita O'Day & Benny Goodman
Whispering (Live) on Benny Goodman Orchestra by Anita O'Day & Benny Goodman

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Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
No More WallsDavid Amram With Pepper Adams, Jerry Dodgion, Candido, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, George Mrgdichian, Moulay "Ali" Hafid1997Album
The Vamp's BluesCharlie Mariano Sextet With Jerry Dodgion1959Single
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