U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors Perform at the Chesapeake Arts Center
May 22, 2014 11:33AM ● Published by Cate Reynolds
As the premier touring big band for the United States Army, the Jazz Ambassadors travels 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 Jazz Ambassadors 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.”
For additional information about the Jazz Ambassadors’ performance in Brooklyn Park, Maryland, please contact the Chesapeake Arts Center at 410-636-6597 or visit our website at www.Chesapeakearts.org .
If You Go
What: The Chesapeake Arts Center Presents: Army Jazz Ambassadors
When: Friday, June 27, 2014. Doors 7:00pm | Show 7:30pm
Where: Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park MD 21225 in the Hammonds Lane Theatre
Ticket Price: Free Admission. First-come, First-served basis
About Chesapeake Arts Center: The Chesapeake Arts Center (CAC) is a 58,000 sq. ft. multi-discipline arts organization located in the Northern Anne Arundel County, just inside the Baltimore beltway. Our facility houses a 752 seat Hammonds Lane Theatre, a 120 seat Studio 194 Theatre, gallery space, ceramics lab, dance studios, music room, scene-shop and classrooms. For more information about the Chesapeake Arts Center visit www.chesapeakearts.org or Call us at P: 410-636-6597.