Matt Dennis (February 11, 1914 – June 21, 2002) was an American singer, pianist, band leader, arranger, and composer

Dennis was born in Seattle, Washington, United States. His mother was a violinist and his father a singer, and the family was in vaudeville. In 1933 he joined Horace Heidt's orchestra as a vocalist and pianist. Later on, he formed his own band, with Dick Haymes as vocalist. He became a vocal coach, arranger, and accompanist for Martha Tilton, and Jo Stafford. She joined the Tommy Dorsey band in 1940 and persuaded Dorsey to hire Dennis as arranger and composer. Dennis wrote prolifically, with 14 of his songs recorded by the Dorsey band in one year alone, including "Everything Happens to Me", an early hit for Frank Sinatra.

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