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United States Army Jazz Ambassadors Field Band

March 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Riceland Hall


The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, DC will continue its long

tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at the Fowler Center

on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. The Jazz Ambassadors’ concert in Jonesboro is sponsored

by the Jonesboro Sun.

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 are programmed to entertain all types of audiences. The

band’s diverse repertoire includes 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.”

For additional information about the Jazz Ambassadors’ performance in Jonesboro,

please contact the Jonesboro Sun. To obtain free tickets by mail (limit of 4), please

include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request to:

ATTN: Jazz Ambassadors Tickets

Jonesboro Sun

518 Carson St.

Jonesboro, AR 72401




March 26, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Riceland Hall
201 Olympic Drive
State University, 72467 United States
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(870) 972-3471

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Jonesboro Sun