Glen Miller Orchestra at The Wilson Center for the Arts

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JACKSONVILLE, FL: The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought-after big band in the world today. With its unique sound, The Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra, formed in 1956, is the only one that plays authentic and original arrangements of the original Glenn Miller Orchestra.


Nick Hilscher, the orchestra’s music director and vocalist, creates an atmosphere of richness as the band remains devoted to the Miller sound, interpreting such standards as “String of Pearls,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Little Brown Jug,” and of course “Pennsylvania 6-5000.”  Also joining the Glenn Miller Orchestra is singer Eileen Burns.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra plays at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts on Florida State College at Jacksonville’s South Campus (11901 Beach Blvd.) on Thursday, January 10th at 7:30PM for one performance only!  Tickets are $38.50.  Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 442-2947 or

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

Glenn Miller played and recorded with the likes of Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey (who on several of their records, featured an up-and-coming singer by the name of Bing Crosby), Gene Krupa, Eddie Condon and Coleman Hawkins.  In addition, during that time, Glenn cut 18 sides for Goodman, and also worked for radio studio conductors like Victor Young, Carl Fenton and Jacques Renard.  In 1934, Miller became the musical director of the Dorsey Band, and later went on to organize The Ray Noble Orchestra.  In April 1935, Glenn Miller recorded, for the first time, under his own name. Using six horns, a rhythm section and a string quartet, he recorded "Moonlight on the Ganges" and "A Blues Serenade" for Columbia.  But selling only a few hundred records, he continued his position with the Noble Orchestra.  A few years later, Glenn Miller stepped out to form his own band.  There were a few recordings, but it was not to be.  Broke, depressed and having no idea what he was going to do, he returned to New York City.

For Glenn Miller’s full biography and for the current cast of The Glenn Miller Orchestra, visit
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