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Heeeeere’s Johnny!” That lead-in, followed by a big band trumpet blast, was the landmark of late night television for three decades. The ‘Johnny’ was Johnny Carson, the announcer was Ed McMahon and the bandleader was Doc Severinsen. Beginning in October 1962, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson ruled the night air for thirty years. On May 22, 1992, it came to an end...

Within a week of the final telecast, Doc Severinsen and His Big Band were on the road, and to this day, audiences across America love and respect Doc and his big band, not just because he shared their living room with them for so many years, but because of Doc’s love of the Big Band repertoire. His musicianship keeps this iconic American music fresh to this day. Their repertoire includes Ellington and Basie standards, pop, jazz, ballads, big band classics and, of course, The Tonight Show theme. Severinsen can still blow hard with his horn, and hit the high notes, a result of his continued commitment to the practice studio and the refinement of his craft. But as a band leader, Doc continues to surround ...

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Featured Shows

Doc's 90th Birthday Bash!
Celebrating 60 years in show business

In this tour de force concert, Doc pays tribute to the American songbook and highlights some of his favorite tunes of the Big Band era and beyond. Doc takes a trip down memory lane and shares some of his favorite stories and greatest musical influences with audiences. An exciting program of musical gems, Doc’s incredible trumpet playing and his candid connection to the music, makes this an evening to remember forever! Includes hits like Summertime, September Song, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Embraceable You, I’ll Be Seeing You and I Got it Bad (And That Ain’t Good) in addition to a few special surprises along the way.

South of the Border

Doc’s newest musical creation, The San Miguel 5, is a swingin’ latin jazz ensemble featuring the spectacular virtuosity of Gil Guitierrez on guitar. Showcasing gorgeous ballads from North and South America, pulsating latin rhythms, and popular gypsy jazz a la Django Reinhardt, Doc leads this incredible ensemble and your orchestra on a trip South of the Border!

Jingle Bell Doc!

Doc brings the holiday spirit to the stage as he celebrates the magical music of Christmas. Doc has made the holidays his specialty for years as he “brings the swing” to the Holiday Pops experience. With audience favorites like Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, The Christmas Song, I’ll be Home for Christmas and Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, Doc gets everyone excited for the season. Come sit under the mistletoe with America’s favorite bandleader!