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Date: November 11 2013 7:30pm - 9:00pm

“The Jazz Ambassadors” of the US Army Field Band

“The Jazz Ambassadors” of the US Army Field Band
Space is limited! To reserve FREE tickets,
call 410-778-7839 or email concertseries@washcoll.edu
Known as the “Musical Ambassadors of the Army” and “America’s Big Band,” the Jazz Ambassadors are the Army’s official touring big band. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received acclaim both at home and abroad performing America’s original musical art form. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all types of audiences, with custom compositions and arrangements that highlight the group’s creative talents and gifted soloists. Their diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections.
The band has appeared in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and throughout Europe. Notable performances include concerts at international jazz festivals in Switzerland, Canada, Belgium and the Netherlands, and appearances at the Kennedy Center Honors and on The Colbert Report. In addition, the Ambassadors have shared the stage with outstanding jazz artists such as Gordon Goodwin, Bobby Shew, Ernie Watts, and the Dave Brubeck All-Star Quintet.