Sam Donahue Biography

American jazz saxophonist (tenor), trumpeter, arranger and bandleader. He was the father of guitarist Jerry Donahue.

Born : March 18, 1918 in Detroit, Michigan.

Died : March 22, 1974 in Reno, Nevada.

Sam played with Gene Krupa (1938-'40), Benny Goodman, Harry James, then it formed an own big band with which it recorded for Okeh Records and Bluebird Records.

After the second world war , he worked with Tommy Dorsey, Billy May (1954-'55), recording an album to his name in 1958, in 1960-'61 it was in the orchestra of Stan Kenton and with different other groups.

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