U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors present free concert on Oct. 7 at TTU

Posted by Karen Lykins - Tuesday, September 29 2009
Office of Communications & Marketing

thumb_JA09The internationally acclaimed U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., will continue its long history of presenting free public performances when it appears at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Tennessee Tech University.

As the premier touring big band for the U.S. Army, the Jazz Ambassadors
travel thousands of miles each year throughout the nation and abroad, keeping the will of the American people behind the members of the armed forces and supporting diplomatic efforts around the world.

Since its formation in 1969, the Jazz Ambassadors have appeared in all 50 states and throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. The group presents a diverse program of big band swing, Latin music, contemporary jazz, popular tunes, standards, Dixieland, and patriotic selections.

Maestro Marvin Hamlisch, during a joint concert with the National Symphony Orchestra, exclaimed,“I can’t think of better ambassadors for our country!”

Past performance highlights include the Montreux, North Sea, and Newport Jazz
Festivals, World War II 50th anniversary commemorations in the United States and Europe, and performances in India and Japan. After performing with the Cincinnati Pops at Carnegie Hall, the Cincinnati Enquirer declared that “the musicianship was superb…The Jazz Ambassadors are polished and seamless virtuosos.”

Members of the Jazz Ambassadors are selected by highly competitive audition and represent some of the finest musical talent in America. More than three decades of touring have earned them the title “The Musical Ambassadors of the Army.”

Admission is free to the public and campus community, but a ticket is required. Tickets can be picked up at TTU’s Roaden University Center information desk as well as at the music department office in TTU’s Bryan Fine Arts Building.

For more information, contact Chris McCormick at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 931-372-6182.

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