The Glenn Miller Trust

Welcome to Big Band Buddies, the website for all Big Band fans. Originally started in 1999, my aim to bring news to fans of Big Band Swing music and Jazz performances active today, and those of yesteryear with some nostalgic reflections of the great bands from the 20's 30ís 40ís to the present day.

Over the past eighteen years we have encountered many enthusiasts who have contributed to these pages with their stories and photos from concerts to individual musicians and singers they have met.
I am privileged to have had many hundred of letters of support for this Internet website. I have made contact with many musicians, famous celebrity musicians and singers who have entertained us over the years, many who have them selves contributed to this web site.
I have tried to established many links to current bands operating today as well as other Internet sites relevant to our interest, which Iím sure you will find interesting.
I endeavour to keep this site growing as more and more sites become available as well as interesting articles we receive.

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If you play a Brass instrument, Unlock The Performer In You With Stratos.

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What Hitler needed was a Stratos Embouchure Training Aid

Read what the professionals say about Stratos

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Van Alexander dies at 100, big band leader and Ella Fitzgerald composer


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Norman Leyden arranger/musician

Arranged for Glenn Miller AAF orchestra

and continued with Tex Beneke in 1946

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  Sir John Dankworth Sculpture Unveiled at The Stables
A commemorative sculpture of Sir John Dankworth by David Annand is unveiled at The Stables by Dame Cleo Laine. Story from BBC Look East