Sonny Burke (born Joseph Francis Burke; March 22, 1914, Scranton, Pennsylvania – May 31, 1980) was an accomplished musical arranger, composer, big band leader and producer. In 1937, he graduated from Duke University, where he had formed and led the jazz big band known as the Duke Ambassadors. He was one of the original founders of NARAS, is credited with the formation of the Grammy Awards, and served on the original selection committee.

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  • Pour les articles homonymes, voir Burke. Sonny Burke est un compositeur et acteur américain né le 22 mars 1914 à Scranton, Pennsylvanie (États-Unis), décédé le 31 mai 1980 à Los Angeles (États-Unis). (fr)
  • Sonny Burke (* 22. März 1914 in Scranton (Pennsylvania) als Joseph Francis Burke; † 31. Mai 1980 in Santa Monica) war ein US-amerikanischer Jazz-Pianist, Keyboarder, Bandleader, Arrangeur und Komponist. (de)
  • Sonny Burke (22 de marzo de 1914 – 31 de mayo de 1980) fue un líder de big band y arreglista de nacionalidad estadounidense, que trabajó para los principales estudios de grabación, entre ellos Decca Records. (es)
  • Sonny Burke (born Joseph Francis Burke; March 22, 1914, Scranton, Pennsylvania – May 31, 1980) was an accomplished musical arranger, composer, big band leader and producer. In 1937, he graduated from Duke University, where he had formed and led the jazz big band known as the Duke Ambassadors. During the 1930s and 1940s he was a big band arranger in New York, worked with Sam Donahue's band, and during the 1940s and 1950s worked as an arranger for the Charlie Spivak and Jimmy Dorsey bands, among others. In 1955 he wrote, along with Peggy Lee, the songs to Disney's Lady and the Tramp. He also wrote songs with John Elliot for Disney's Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom, which won the 1953 Oscar for Best Short Animated Feature. He wrote the music for number of popular songs that continue to be regarded as standards. These include, "Black Coffee", with lyric by Paul Francis Webster, and "Midnight Sun", co-written with jazz vibraphonist Lionel Hampton. The song's famous lyrics were added later by Johnny Mercer. Burke was an active arranger, conductor and A&R man at major Hollywood recording studios, especially Decca Records where he worked with Charles "Bud" Dant. He also wrote and arranged the theme for the early 1960s television show Hennesey, a jazzy update of the Sailor's Hornpipe. Later Burke became musical director of Reprise Records and was responsible for many of Frank Sinatra's albums, and was producer of Sinatra's iconic recording of "My Way". He was also bandleader for recordings of leading singers such as Dinah Shore, Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, The Mills Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Tormé. He was one of the original founders of NARAS, is credited with the formation of the Grammy Awards, and served on the original selection committee. He died of cancer on May 31, 1980, aged 66, in Santa Monica, California. He was survived by his wife Dorothy Gillis Burke and his four children, Gaylord, Peter and twins Jerry and Tom Burke. He had one sister, Rhoda Burke Andrews. His interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City. (en)
  • Joseph Francis "Sonny" Burke (Scranton (Pennsylvania), 22 maart 1914 - Santa Monica, 31 mei 1980) was een Amerikaanse bigbandleider, componist, arrangeur en producer in de jazz en populaire muziek. Ook speelde hij piano, orgel en keyboards. (nl)
  • Sonny Burke (ur. 22 marca 1914, zm. 31 maja 1980) – amerykański kompozytor jazzowy. (pl)
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  • Pour les articles homonymes, voir Burke. Sonny Burke est un compositeur et acteur américain né le 22 mars 1914 à Scranton, Pennsylvanie (États-Unis), décédé le 31 mai 1980 à Los Angeles (États-Unis). (fr)
  • Sonny Burke (* 22. März 1914 in Scranton (Pennsylvania) als Joseph Francis Burke; † 31. Mai 1980 in Santa Monica) war ein US-amerikanischer Jazz-Pianist, Keyboarder, Bandleader, Arrangeur und Komponist. (de)
  • Sonny Burke (22 de marzo de 1914 – 31 de mayo de 1980) fue un líder de big band y arreglista de nacionalidad estadounidense, que trabajó para los principales estudios de grabación, entre ellos Decca Records. (es)
  • Joseph Francis "Sonny" Burke (Scranton (Pennsylvania), 22 maart 1914 - Santa Monica, 31 mei 1980) was een Amerikaanse bigbandleider, componist, arrangeur en producer in de jazz en populaire muziek. Ook speelde hij piano, orgel en keyboards. (nl)
  • Sonny Burke (ur. 22 marca 1914, zm. 31 maja 1980) – amerykański kompozytor jazzowy. (pl)
  • Sonny Burke (born Joseph Francis Burke; March 22, 1914, Scranton, Pennsylvania – May 31, 1980) was an accomplished musical arranger, composer, big band leader and producer. In 1937, he graduated from Duke University, where he had formed and led the jazz big band known as the Duke Ambassadors. He was one of the original founders of NARAS, is credited with the formation of the Grammy Awards, and served on the original selection committee. (en)
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