Jimmy Dorsey was considered one of the finest clarinet and alto saxophone players of his day. His interpretations of cherished standards such as Green Eyes, I Hear a Rhapsody and So Rare guarantee his place in musical history and his orchestra is still considered to be one of the finest big bands of the 30's and 40's. Jimmy's status in the hierarchy of American musical greats is assured by his legions of fans who are devoted to the music of the man "who painted for the ear with instruments."
Jim Miller, a 43-year veteran of the music industry, has written music for and performed as a trombonist with the Glenn Miller, Tex Beneke, Les and Larry Elgart and Guy Lombardo bands. His affiliation with Jimmy Dorsey began in 1953, and today, more than 40 years later, Jim Miller continues to inject his warm and enthusiastic personality into every note played by the orchestra.
Nancy Knorr, a native of Pittsburgh, was the lead singer with the Pied Pipers for many years, has shared the stage with Toni Tennile, Jack Jones, Hal Linden and Doc Severinsen. She was also a featured performer on the PBS special, Those Fabulous Forties. She has appeared with the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra as a guest vocalist since 1992.
Tickets for the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra concert at Hamilton College's Wellin Hall are $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. For more information, call the Hamilton College Performing Arts Ticket Office at (315) 859-4331.