Jazz and pop artist, vocalist, and arranger. He was known for his popular jazz trio The Page Cavanaugh Trio.
He was a member of Ernie Williamson's band from 1938 until 1939, then moved to Los Angeles around the age of 20 at which point he was hired by Bobby Sherwood's band.
He and his trio appeared in Doris Day's first film Romance on the High Seas from 1948.
His parents, both of whom played ragtime piano, noticed his talents early on, and he started piano lessons when he was nine.
He and his trio performed on Songs by Sinatra, Frank Sinatra's radio program.