SHILOH, Tenn. – The U.S. Army’s Jazz Ambassadors continues its long tradition of presenting free public performances by playing 7 p.m. March 25 at the Hardin County High School and 7 p.m. April 21 at The Dixie Carter Performing Arts Center.
The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-member ensemble has received great acclaim at home and abroad performing America's greatest original art form, jazz.
Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors include big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections, many of which are written or arranged by members of the Jazz Ambassadors.
The Jazz Ambassadors has appeared in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and throughout Europe. Recent notable performances include concerts at the Toronto Jazz Festival, the Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont, the Kennedy Center Honors, the Jazz Education Network Conference, and an appearance on the Colbert Report. Gordon Goodwin, Bobby Shew, Ernie Watts, and the Dave Brubeck All-Star Quintet are just a few of the outstanding jazz artists who have shared the stage with the Jazz Ambassadors. The band has been featured in joint concerts with Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Pops, the Colorado Pops Orchestra, and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. The band’s rigorous touring schedule and reputation for excellence has earned it the title “America’s Big Band.”
Tickets for the Shiloh concert are available at the Tennessee River Museum, Savannah Courier offices, Shiloh Battlefield bookstore, and the Hardin County Bank in Pickwick, Tennessee. Tickets are also available by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Hardin County Tourism, 495 Main Street, Savannah, TN, 38372. Non-ticket holders will be admitted at 6:50 p.m. if seats are available.
Tickets for the Huntingdon concert can be reserved by calling The Dixie Box Office at 731-986-2100. Limit 4 tickets per person.
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