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On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration

Performance Information

The music of one of the most popular artists in American history—played by the band he created—in a free anniversary concert

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the passing of Alton Glenn Miller, by some measures the most popular American recording artist of all time. With a band capable of playing both “sweet” and “hot,” he also revolutionized military music during World War II, creating the U.S. Army Air Forces Band. The USAF Airmen of Note carry on the tradition, playing his hits with stellar musicianship. Washington Performing Arts Artist-in-Residence (and host of WAMU’s The Big Broadcast) Murray Horwitz emcees the concert—staged as a radio broadcast—with guest soloist Veronica Swift.

*Free, but tickets are required. 

Co-presented with the United States Air Force Band

Presented in association with WAMU 88.5FM

This performance is made possible through the generous support of Lyn and Barry Chasen, and Altria Group, Inc.