Sy Oliver
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1910

Biography

A key figure in the development of big band music, trumpet player/bandleader Sy Oliver arranged the score for the musical comedy Ship Ahoy (1942), a film featuring Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra with whom Oliver performed and wrote songs. After leading his own band for a time, Oliver spent a decade as the musical director at Decca Records. In 1987, he worked on Woody Allen's Radio Days. ~ Sandra...