THE KING CENTER
THE BATTLE OF THE BIG BANDS
GLENN MILLER & TOMMY DORSEY
TUESday, JANUARY 28, 2020 – 7:30 pm
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PRODUCED AND CO-PRESENTED BY THE BREVARD MUSIC GROUP
TICKETS STARTING AT $52
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Tickets Also Available At:
Maxwell C. King Center For The Arts
3865 N. Wickham Rd Melbourne, FL 32935
Glenn Miller and His Orchestra is a swing dance band formed by Glenn Miller in 1938. It was arranged around a clarinet and tenor saxophone playing melody, while three other saxophones played the harmony. This arrangement was different from usual and allowed Miller to develop his own style and sound, which made him and his orchestra one of the greatest and well-known of the swing era. Glenn Miller’s legacy continues through his recordings and the huge impact he had with his orchestra and the distinctive sound he created. The big band era of the late 30’s and early 40’s would not be complete without Miller’s recordings of “Moonlight Serenade” and “In the Mood.” They defined the era.
Tommy Dorsey was an American musician and bandleader and one of the prominent figures of the Big Band and Swing era. A jazz trombonist, trumpeter and composer, he was a younger brother of another famed Swing musician and bandleader Jimmy Dorsey. The brothers came even to a point of competing each other in the music business. They formed the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra and together they enjoyed a string of hits during the 1930s. More volatile between him and older brother Jimmy, Tommy immediately walked out of their own band following their bitter arguments, and formed his own band in 1935. Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra became extremely popular during the 30s up to the 50s music era churning out numerous hits and now oldies music classics such as “On Treasure Island,” “Alone,” “You,” “Once In a While,” “Satan Takes a Holiday,” “The Big Apple,” “Music, Maestro, Please,” “I’ll Never Smile Again,” “In the Blue Of Evening,” and many others. Dorsey’s orchestra had also featured famous musicians and arrangers, including Ziggy Elman, Buddy Rich, and Gene Krupa; and singers such as Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford with the Pied Pipers and Jack Leonard. By 1953 brothers Jimmy and Tommy had patched up their differences and the former moved to Tommy’s orchestra which he was also the co-leader. The renewed Dorsey Brothers Orchestra also appeared on the TV series Stage Show during the mid-1950s.