The Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band are coming to the University of Utah’s campus for a special performance free to the public at Libby Gardner Concert Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023.
First formed in 1969, the acclaimed 19-member ensemble brings jazz to all types of audiences nationwide and abroad. As noted by the U.S. Army Field Band, “Recent notable performances include concerts at the Toronto Jazz Festival, the Kennedy Center Honors, the Jazz Education Network Conference and an appearance on the Colbert Report. The ability of the Jazz Ambassadors to connect with its audience has attracted the attention of Gordon Goodwin, Bobby Shew, Ernie Watts, and the Dave Brubeck All-Star Quintet, just a few of the outstanding jazz artists who have shared the stage with America’s Big Band. The Jazz Ambassadors have also been featured in unique joint concerts under the direction of Marvin Hamlisch with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Pops, the Colorado Pops Orchestra, and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. Other joint orchestral concerts have included the Columbus (OH) Symphony Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Syracuse Symphony.”
With a repertoire that includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals and patriotic selections, the Jazz Ambassadors spread a spirit of patriotism through free public concerts.
Fit for all ages, this night of music and community will be one to remember. Don’t miss it!
The United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors in Concert
Nov. 1, 2023 | 7:30 p.m.
Libby Gardner Concert Hall
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