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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter and jazz violinist Ray Nance was born this day in 1913. He spent 23 years of his long career with the Duke Ellington band.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

BRIGHT OUTLOOK FOR HOLLYWOOD ECONOMY
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

People

FLATTERY DOESN'T ALWAYS WIN THE PRIZE
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bandleader and pianist Raymond Scott was born this day in 1910 in New York. He was a pioneering leader of the CBS radio network staff orchestra in the 1930s and '40s, yet better known for writing and performing stylish novelty tunes.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpet player Mutt Carevy was born this day in 1892 in New Orleans. Sometimes known as the "Blues King of New Orleans, Carey was a longtime associate of Kid Ory, Johnny Dodds and Edmond Hall. He died in 1948.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bandleader Bob Crosby, Bobcats founder and brother of singer-actor Bing Crosby, was born this day in 1913 in Spokane, Wash.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

People

Celebrities in the news.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Elvis: A generation remembers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- How to explain his continuing hold on us, even as his image metastasizes? A quarter century after his death, Elvis is still with us, bigger and better than ever
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Jack DeJohnette was born this day in 1942 in Chicago. He began playing piano when he was 4 and didn't take up the drums until age 18.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

On this day in 1942, president James C. Petrillo of the American Federation of Musicians called a coast-to-coast strike-of sorts. Musicians went on a recording ban over lack of a royalty system that compensated them for the use of their recordings on radi
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Pianist Hank Jones, oldest musical brother in one of the foremost families in jazz, was born this day in 1918 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The other brothers in the Jones triumvirate are drummer Elvin and the late trumpeter Thad Jones.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Charli Persip, one of the foremost bop-style big band drummers, was born this day in 1929 in Morristown, N.J.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer Philly Joe Jones, a member of Miles Davis's first classic quintet, was born this day in 1923 in Philadelphia. He worked extensively in his hometown early in his career and picked up the nickname "Philly Joe" to avoid confusion with jazz drummer Jo
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trumpeter Lee Morgan was born this day in 1938 in Philadelphia. His career began at age 18 when he joined the Dizzy Gillespie big band in 1956. He soon was a formidable soloist in one of the most influential versions of the Jazz Messengers.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(July 3)
By United Press International
Page 5 of 7
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Glenn Miller
Members of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia, Yokota Air Base, Japan, entertain a crowd during their historic concert at Hiroshima, Japan on April 14, 2004. The group is attired in traditional US Army Air Corps uniform as part of their trademark Glenn Miller show. They also played tunes ranging from modern jazz to more traditional Big Band music. This is possibly the first time that an Air Force band has performed in Hiroshima since World War II. (UPI Photo/Val Gempis/Air Force)
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Alton Glenn Miller (March 1, 1904 – missing December 15, 1944) was an American jazz musician (trombone), arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was one of the best-selling recording artists from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known "Big Bands". Miller's signature recordings include In the Mood, American Patrol, Chattanooga Choo Choo, A String of Pearls, Tuxedo Junction, Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug and Pennsylvania 6-5000. While he was traveling to entertain U.S. troops in France during World War II, Miller's plane disappeared in bad weather over the English Channel. His body has never been found.

Miller was born on a farm in Clarinda, Iowa, to Lewis Elmer Miller and Mattie Lou (née Cavender) . He went to grade school in North Platte in western Nebraska. In 1915, Miller's family moved to Grant City, Missouri. Around this time, Miller had finally made enough money from milking cows to buy his first trombone and played in the town orchestra. In 1918, the Miller family moved again, this time to Fort Morgan, Colorado, where Miller went to high school. During his senior year, Miller became very interested in a new style of music called "dance band music." He was so taken with it that he formed his own band with some classmates. By the time Miller graduated from high school in 1921, he had decided he wanted to become a professional musician.

In 1923, Miller entered the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he joined Sigma Nu Fraternity, but spent most of his time away from school, attending auditions and playing any gigs he could get, most notably with Boyd Senter's band in Denver. He dropped out of school after failing three out of five classes one semester, and decided to concentrate on making a career as a professional musician. He later studied the Schillinger technique with Joseph Schillinger, under whose tutelage he composed what became his signature theme, Moonlight Serenade.

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