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The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra at Fred Taylor's Jazz & Heritage Series at Cabot


Fred Taylor's Jazz & Heritage Series

286 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA
978 927 3100


Fri, December 8, 2017
8:00 pm

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“A band ought to have a sound all of its own. It ought to have a personality.” – Glenn Miller

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is a swing dance band formed by Glenn Miller in 1938. The band 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.

Alton Glenn Miller was born in Clarinda, Iowa on March 1, 1904. But it was in North Platte, Nebraska, several years later that Glenn actually got his musical start when, one day, his father brought home a mandolin. Glenn promptly traded it for an old battered horn, which he practiced every chance he got. In fact his mother worried, “It got to where Pop and I used to wonder if he’d ever amount to anything.”...

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Sue Auclair uploaded this event on September 25, 2017