The United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors

The Jazz Ambassadors is the United States Army’s premier big band. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz.

Known as America’s Big Band, the Jazz Ambassadors are the premier touring jazz orchestra of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-piece ensemble has received critical acclaim throughout the United States and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz.

Performances by the Jazz Ambassadors offer some of the most versatile programming of any big band. Concerts include classic big band standards, instrumental and vocal solo features, patriotic favorites, contemporary jazz works, and original arrangements and compositions by past and present members of the Jazz Ambassadors. Many of these original works are available for free download through Perspectives, a jazz education initiative by the Jazz Ambassadors.

The Jazz Ambassadors have performed in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and Europe, and in joint concerts with the Boston Pops, National Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and at Carnegie Hall with Erich Kunzel and the Cincinatti Pops. Appearances at international jazz festivals in Montreux, Newport, Toronto, Brussels, and the Netherlands have been met with enthusiastic acclaim, as well as concerts in England, Wales, Luxembourg, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Norway.

Thursday, November 15 at 8:00pm

School of Music, Comstock Concert Hall
105 W. Brandeis Ave. , Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Event Type

Arts, Music, Alumni

Audience

Students, Faculty/staff, Alumni, Public

Departments

Arts & Sciences, Army ROTC, Music, Conducting, Instrumental/Vocal Performance (Applied Music Studies), Jazz, Music Composition, Music Education, School of Music

Website

http://louisville.edu/music

Cost

Free: To reserve tickets, please call 502-852-6907.

Hashtag

#uoflmusic

Contact Name

Penny Brodie

Contact Phone Number

5028526907

Contact Email

penny.brodie@louisville.edu

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