KIOS will air the final show in the 2012 Jazz Heritage Series on Friday December 7th at 2:00PM.
Doc Severinsen will join the USAF Band's Airmen of Note in the final program of the Jazz Heritage Series. Severinsen, a native of Arlington, Oregon, served in the Army in World War II and after his discharge, landed a spot in the Charlie Barnett Band. After the Barnett band broke up Severinsen joined Tommy Dorsey and then the Benny Goodman band. He arrived in New York City in 1949 to become a staff musician at NBC. He joined the highly respected Tonight Show Band in 1962 as first trumpet. Five years later, Doc took over as Music Director for the band and stayed with the show until Johnny Carson retired. These days Doc tours the world bringing his showmanship to thousands of fans every year.