2017 U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors Concert at Casper College


October 16, 2017




7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Casper College - Wheeler Concert Hall


125 College Dr Casper, WY 82601


Kathy Coe


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.”

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