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Joseph Olivadoti

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Joseph Olivadoti


Joseph (Joe) Olivadoti (7 November 1893, Cortale, Italy – 28 September 1977, Long Beach, Calif.) was an Italian-born American composer and arranger.

Mr. Olivadoti's family was a musical one, and he began his studies at the age of ten, first on French horn, and then on saxophone and clarinet, and finally on oboe, which became his major instrument.

He came to the United States in 1911, playing with the DeVito Band in Atlantic City for three years. He then lived in Hibbing, Minnesota, for several years. After several years as a theater musician and a member of Bachman's Million Dollar Band, he moved to Chicago, where he played professionally and taught at the VanderCook College of Music. In 1942, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served for 22 months. He then moved to California to perform with the Long Beach Municipal Band and the Philharmonic Orchestra. He retired in 1963.

Olivadoti composed and arranged music most of his life. His many publications have been played extensively by school and professional bands.

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