Jim Phillips, Director of Stamp Services for Canada Post, estimated that the mark would be hand-stamped on a few thousand envelopes leaving the city during the summer.
"It's a kind of niche thing that's fun," Phillips told Gillian Wheatley of The London Free Press. "We do it to commemorate and honour local heritage."
BEST WISHES ON YOUR BIRTHDAY
John Miller, b.August 3, 1941. Nephew of Glenn Miller; leader and vocalist with The Herb
Miller Orchestra '87- .
Urbie Green, b.August 8, 1926. Trombonist with Savitt; Carle '45; Krupa '47 / '50 and leader
of T. Dorsey Orch. '66-'67.
Frank Capp, b.August 20, 1931. Drummer with Kenton '51; Hefti '52.
Peter Appleyard, b.August 26, 1928. Vibraphonist with Goodman '71-'77.
Med Flory, b.August 17, 1926. Saxophonist with Thornhill '50; Mooney '52?; Herman '53 /
Jerry Dodgion, b.August 19, 1932. Alto saxophonist with Carter '55; Goodman '59-'60 /
'61 / '62.
Von Freeman, 88, d.Aug. 11, 2012, heart failure. Tenor saxophonist with H. Henderson
Annie Kuebler, 61, d.Aug. 13, 2012, brain hemorrhage. Archivist with Smithsonian
Institution (Duke Ellington materials) and, later, Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers
University (Benny Carter materials).
Dick Shanahan, 91, d.Aug. 17, 2012. Drummer with Brown '43-'46; Barnet '46-'47 /
'59 / '61.
NEW COMPACT DISCS
Billy Butterfield. "What's New?: his 24 finest 1938-1959," Retrospective [ UK ] RTR4203.
Two dozen tracks featuring Butterfield, such as What's New with Bob Crosby and
Star Dust with Artie Shaw.
Duke Ellington. "My People: The Complete Show," Storyville [ Den ] 1018430.
Richard Himber. "The Complete Richard Himber, Volume Three," Renovation Records.
Recordings made for the Victor label in 1934 and 1935.
Glen Gray. "Time Out for Rhythm." Sony Pictures Choice Collection.
Various artists. "All Star Jazz Show," MVD Visual 5178D. Includes Hampton, Basie,
Gillespie. Originally telecast as part of CBS' "Lively Arts for Young People" series.
SEE A NAME BAND LIVE
Count Basie Orchestra directed by Dennis Mackrel. Aug. 5-7, Blue Note Jazz Club,
Tokyo, Japan; Aug. 23, "August Nights at Harkness," Old Lyme, CT.
Duke Ellington Orchestra. Aug. 8, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA.
Jan Garber Orchestra directed by Howard Schneider. Aug. 12, Surf Ballroom, Clear
Lake, IA; Aug. 19, Col Ballroom, Davenport, IA.
Glenn Miller Orchestra directed by Nick Hilscher. Aug. 1-6, Great American Steamboat
Cruise; Aug. 9, Mt. Gretna Playhouse, Mt. Gretna, PA; Aug. 10, Sara Belle November
Theatre, Richmond, VA; Aug. 12, Leominster Elks, Leominster, MA; Aug. 13-14,
Westchester Broadway Theatre, Elmsford, NY; Aug. 15, Lake Placid Center for the
Arts, Lake Placid, NY; Aug. 16, Charles R. Wood Theatre, Glen Falls, NY; Aug. 18,
Spanish Ballroom Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD.
NEW IN-PRINT AND / OR ONLINE
Brian Belton. "B.B.'s Big Band Beat," In Tune International, No.246 / Aug. 2012, pp.
30-31. Positive reviews of Syd Lawrence, Goodman, Barnet, and other CDs,
though mistakenly says that Bernie Lowe was an alias for former Savitt arranger Jack
Pleis for some early '60s Cameo recordings in the style of the old bands.
"The Glen [ sic ] Miller Orchestra," mysunshinecoast.com.au, Aug. 5, 2012. Press
release announcing the appearance of a Glenn Miller Orchestra at The Events
Center in Caloundra on October 26, 2012. "This concert spectacular will celebrate the
unforgettable music of the 1940s, starring direct from the USA [ sic ] , THE GLENN
MILLER ORCHESTRA and THE MOONLIGHT SERENADE [ sic ] SINGERS,
performing those timeless, Big Band Hits from the Golden Era of Swing; songs made
famous by THE ANDREWS SISTERS and the nostalgic World War II melodies from
legendary stars such as VERA LYNN and romantic music from the FRANK SINATRA
SONGBOOK. And you will see the greatest swing dancing ever, performed by the
exciting BROADWAY SWING DANCERS," it is stated.
"Glenn Miller Orchestra at Pavilion Theatre, Worthing," Shoreham Herald [ Worthing,
UK ], Aug. 19, 2012. Quotes GMO UK leader Ray McVay.
"In the mood for a trip down memory lane," Derbyshire Times [ Chesterfield, UK ],
Aug. 30, 2012. A musical about Glenn Miller, "Bugle Boy," comes to the Buxton
Opera House for three days.
Brendan McCusker. "Stage Reviews: Bugle Boy, Bournemouth Pavilion," Southern Daily
Echo [ Southhampton, UK ], Aug. 9, 2012. "This is a pacy, authentic show," McCusker
writes. "The band and cast are outstanding, costumes and lighting atmospheric, and
the music . . . unforgettable."
"Musical to chart life story of music icon," Buxton Advertiser [ Derbyshire, UK ], Aug. 11,
2012. Also about "Bugle Boy."
David Schiff. The Ellington Century (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2012).
"Breaking down walls between genres that are usually discussed separately--classical,
jazz, and popular--this highly engaging book offers a compelling new integrated view
of twentieth-century music. Placing Duke Ellington (1899-1974) at the center of the
story, David Schiff explores music written during the composer's lifetime in terms of
broad ideas such as rhythm, melody, and harmony. He shows how composers and
performers across genres shared the common pursuit of representing the rapidly
changing conditions of modern life. The Ellington Century demonstrates how Duke
Ellington's music is as vital to musical modernism as anything by Stravinsky, more
influential than anything by Schoenberg, and has had a lasting impact on jazz and
pop that reaches from Gershwin to contemporary R&B." 336 pages.
Charles A. Sengstock, Jr. "The Empire Room of the Palmer House: A Class Act,
[ Chicago Local 10-208 Federation of Musicians ] Intermezzo, pp.12-13. Recalls
appearances at the Palmer House by Fields, Weems, G. Williams, etc.
Steve Voce. "Still Clinging To the Wreckage," Jazz Journal, Aug. 2012 / Volume 65 No.8,
pp.12-13. Remembering Maynard Ferguson's 1960s British triumphs.
Bert Whyatt. "Book & DVD Reviews: Bernard 'Bunny' Berigan," Jazz Journal, Aug.
2012 / Volume 65 No.8, p.14. Positive review of Michael P. Zirpolo's Mr. Trumpet:
The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumph of Bunny Berigan.
In next month's "News," a special guest writer tracks The Glenn Miller Army Air Force Band in 1944.