The Astor Big Band presents The Story of Glenn Miller at the White Rock Theatre in Hastings on Saturday, January 25 (7.30pm).
The story follows Miller’s career from the time he first moved to New York in 1928 when he worked with such bands as Ben Pollock, Tommy Dorsey and Paul Whiteman, to how he discovered his ‘unique ‘sound when he formed a band for Ray Noble in 1936, to his mysterious disappearance in 1944, during which time he had no less than 70 No.1 hits
Terry Steel’s Astor Big Band also perform music from Glenn Miller’s year’s as a session musician, along with songs written by Tommy Dorsey, Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman, and will feature the actual arrangement which first used the Miller saxophone sound.
Sit back and enjoy an evening of all the greatest hits, including American Patrol, Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug, In The Mood, Chattanooga Choo Choo. Also included are the Something old/Something Blue/Something Borrowed and Something Blue medleys – which featured in more than 700 commercial broadcasts which Miller did for Chesterfield.
The show will also features number one hits from his two Major Hollywood Films – It Happened in Sun Valley and Orchestra Wives which include ‘That’s Sabotage’ – which was a number 1 hit for Marian Hutton.
This nostalgic evening gives the opportunity to relive memories of days gone by, and listen to the famous Miller Sound as played by the Astor Big Band.
To book visit whiterocktheatre.org.uk or call 01424 462 288.