Fri May 17, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Battle of the Big Bands: The Glenn Miller Orchestra vs. The Cab Calloway Orchestra

Two legendary Big Bands face off to battle for the title of “The Greatest Ever.” Performing individually and jointly, the rival bands play the classic 1930s and 40s tunes that made the greatest generation swing!

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Battle of the Big Bands! This Means More! (more swing that is)

Imagine the electricity that fills the room as two of the greatest Big Band legends come face to face in a grudge match competition to battle it out for the trophy of “The Greatest Ever.” The audience is the ultimate winner as The Glenn Miller Orchestra and The Cab Calloway Orchestra take the stage together in this historic and intriguing Battle of the Big Bands.

The hits…”Moonlight Serenade”, “Kalamazoo”, “In the Mood”, “Little Brown Jug”, “Pennsylvania 6-5000″,”Chattanooga Choo Choo” go head to head against “St. James Infirmary”, “Jumpin’ Jive”, “Geechy Joe” and of course “Minnie The Moocher”. Imagine the excitement and that is just the beginning. The leaders, Nick Hilscher of the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Christopher Calloway Brooks of the Cab Calloway Orchestra banter back and forth in this playful back and forth rivalry. Who could choose which ones they love the most?  What an experience! Who will Win? You will have to come to the show to find out, but let’s just say this is the kind of friendly rivalry that is a must see for anyone who loves the big band sound!

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Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey.

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