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Joe Derise: 1926-2002
Joe Derise

Born: 1926 in New York City, New York
Died: June 24, 2002 in Shelton, Connecticut

Joe Derise, singer

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Joe Derise joined the Tommy Dorsey band as a vocalist at the age of 21, and performed as a big band singer and a cabaret artist in New York for many years. His last appearance was at the Algonquin Hotel in New York in 1999. He played piano and guitar, and led his own group, Four Jacks and a Jill, for many years.

JJA members are invited to submit a full obituary or appreciation.

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