Glenn Miller Orchestra is not just for your grandparents. Really. - Reverb

Glenn Miller Orchestra is not just for your grandparents. Really.

Glenn Miller leads his sensational Air force Ban during a performance at a British Air Force Base in 1943.

Glenn Miller leads his sensational Air force Ban during a performance at a British Air Force Base in 1943.

Is Glenn Miller the most renowned musician to ever come out of CU-Boulder? Probably. Surely you know “In The Mood,” the quintessential swing dance-ready jazz song that sounds the way sepia looks. Miller, one of America’s most successful musicians in the early 1940s, left the scene to perform for U.S. troops during World War II. His France-bound plane disappeared mid-flight in 1944, and his brilliant career came to an abrupt end at age 40. The Glenn Miller Orchestra, which has performed under various incarnations since Miller’s death, carries the legacy forward and will stop at Denver’s Paramount Theatre on Saturday. Tickets, $34, are available through TicketHorse. Listen to “Moonlight Serenade” below, then go smooch your sweetie.

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John Hendrickson is the managing editor of Reverb and a multimedia journalist at The Denver Post. Follow him on Twitter, if that’s what you’re into.