The Glenn Miller Orchestra

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

The Glenn Miller Orchestra performs a concert at the Dana Center on the campus of St. Anselm College Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Glenn Miller Orchestra was founded by and took the name of renowned jazz trombon-ist, arranger, composer, and Swing-era bandleader Glenn Miller, one of the best-selling recording artists in the U.S. between 1939 and 1943. His most famous tunes — “Moonlight Serenade,” “In the Mood,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Chatanooga Choo Choo,” “A String Of Pearls” and others — became jazz standards, still played and rearranged by today's leading jazz performers.

Miller lost his life in 1944 when a flight across the English Channel that would have taken him to entertain U.S. troops in France at the height of World War II went down in foul weather.

In 1956, however, the rest of the band reunited under new leadership, keeping the Glenn Miller name and its big band style alive.

Glenn Miller Orchestra has been touring consistently ever since, playing as many as 300 live dates per year as the most popular and sought-after act of its kind.

Tickets for Glenn Miller Orchestra In Concert are $32.50 or adults and are on sale online at www.anselm.edu/dana.

Seats can also be reserved by calling the Box Office at 641-7700.

‘In the Mood' for the ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo' or ‘Moonlight Serenade'? The Glenn Miller Orchestra will play those favorites, and more, Saturday at the Dana Center.