Doc Severinsen

American jazz trumpeter (born 1927)

Carl Hilding "Doc" Severinsen (born July 7, 1927) is an American pop and jazz trumpeter. He is best known for leading the NBC Orchestra on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. He has won a Grammy Award.

Doc Severinsen
Severinsen in 2009
Severinsen in 2009
Background information
Birth nameCarl Hilding Severinsen
Born (1927-07-07) July 7, 1927 (age 95)
Arlington, Oregon, U.S.
OriginArlington, Oregon, U.S.
Occupation(s)Bandleader, trumpeter
Years active1952–present

Severinsen was born on July 7, 1927 in Arlington, Oregon.[1] He was married to Evonne Nyman from 1964 until they divorced in 1976. He married Emily Marshall in 1980. He has five children.


  1. "Doc Severinsen Biography (1927-)". Retrieved 2011-10-26.

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