7th March The Glen Miller Story
in words and music with The Sue Greenway Orchestra Sue Greenway’s seventeen piece orchestra tells the fascinating story of Glenn Miller and puts his music in the context of the Swing Era by celebrating some of the other contemporary classic bands such as Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.
Sponsored by GCS ALARMS LTD, Clacton-on-Sea.
Tony Jacobs was born in Neasden, North London in 1952. Yes, we know he doesn’t look his age – he looks ten years older – and he says he owes it all to his love of real ale.
Whilst at school and his friends were listening to the sounds of people such as The Rolling Stones, The Cream , Eric Clapton and suchlike, he began to form his strong and unshakeable belief that the man who invented the electric guitar should have been drowned at birth.
Tony discovered his father’s collection of 78 rpm records and was captivated by the music of Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw and especially the band that remains his firm favourite – the Bob Crosby Orchestra and the Bobcats. He then heard Louis Armstrong’s ‘Potato Head Blues’ and still regards him, along with Bing Crosby, as the most influential musician/singer in 20th century popular music. website
Professional teaching from a qualified teacher and established performer. I have been a scholarship student at the University of North texas and Berklee School of music USA and hold a B Mus Hons and Postgraduate teaching qualification from London University. As a performer I have worked with The Syd Lawrence Orchestra,The Don Lusher Big Band, The BBC BIg Band, The Jay Craig Orchestra, West End and touring shows of Chicago and The Rat Pack. I currently tour the UK with The Tony Jacobs Caberet Co.and am co-producer of The Red Hot Jazz Orchestra and The Sue Greenway Big Band. I offer consultation lessons in developing a personnel sound, playing by ear, learning tunes, Jazz Improvisation, Big Band and section coaching. My lessons are student centred and focus on achieving goals with or without exams. I believe in musical training, that it can enrich our lives and reveal deeper aspects of our humanity which we would not discover otherwise. I aim to teach with patience,compassion and above all humour!
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, 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.