40s revival from theGlenn Miller Orchestra
It was the sound that defined an age. With enduring 1940s swing era hits such as In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Chattanooga Choo Choo, A String of Pearls, American Patrol, Tuxedo Junction, and Little Brown Jug, Glenn Miller had no equal – before or since.
The American bandsman who disappeared over the English Channel in 1944 while flying to entertain American troops in France during World War II, had 23 number one records and 72 top ten hits between 1939 and 1943. Elvis who? A band called...the whattles? Michael, um Jackson, is it?
70 years later, his orchestra lives on. The 23-strong touring outfit formed in 1956 is back playing the Regent on Broadway this Saturday night at 7.30pm.
Not only does it boast the creme de la creme of US big band musical talent, but comes with an outstanding soloist, a ‘jump’’ trio, and its own dancers.
Invited by Rod Stewart to perform at his 1940’s themed Bel Air 70th birthday bash, the Glenn Miller Orchestra has performed over the decades with stars such as Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Barry White, and Michael Bolton.
Soloist Wendy Smith Brune out front of the Glenn Miller Orchestra.