Whittier College News Release

For Immediate Release - November 16, 1999
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"A Salute to Glenn Miller," starring Beryl Davis and Rex Allen, with the Big Band Alumni Orchestra

WHAT: "A Salute to Glenn Miller," starring Beryl Davis and Rex Allen, with the Big Band Alumni Orchestra

WHEN: Saturday, January 15, 8 p.m.

WHERE: The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts at Whittier College
13406 Philadelphia St., Whittier

COST: $30 orchestra, center balcony and mezzanine; $20 side balcony and mezzanine.

ADD: Glenn Miller, one of the most popular trombonists, arrangers and band leaders of the swing era, evoked the American spirit with his orchestra before and during World War II. This same spirit comes to the Shannon Center for one night only, with "A Salute to Glenn Miller," starring Rex Allen and Beryl Davis, with the Big Band Alumni Orchestra.

Davis-who sang with Miller's highly acclaimed Army Air Force Orchestra-joins Rex Allen and the Big Band Alumni Orchestra for what is sure to be a memorable tribute with such classics as "In the Mood," "Pennsylvania 6-5000," "Chattanooga Choo-Choo," and "Moonlight Serenade."

In addition to singing with the Army Air Force Orchestra, Davis has performed with Frank Sinatra, and was hand picked by Bob Hope to make her American debut on "The Bob Hope Show." She then went on to perform with such notables as Benny Goodman, Vaughn Monroe, Mel Torme and David Rose.

Described as "One of the brightest young stars of Jazz" by PSA Magazine, and a "splendid trombonist" by the Los Angeles Times, Rex Allen has toured extensively playing the music of Glenn Miller. He also produces "The Tommy Dorsey Swinging Years Show," and "Rex Allen's America Swings Again," which can be heard weekly on San Francisco radio. Along with his quintet, Rex Allen's Swing Express, Allen has recorded four albums.

With Allen, Davis and the Big Band Alumni Orchestra, "A Salute to Glenn Miller" is sure to be a memorable evening as it evokes the lively music of a time gone by.

INFORMATION: (562) 907-4203

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