Glenn Miller Orchestra is not just for your grandparents. Really.By John Hendrickson | September 28th, 2012 | No Comments »
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.