U. S. Army Jazz Ambassadors to Perform as Part of FSU’s Fifth Annual Jazz Festival
As part of Frostburg State University’s Department of Music’s fifth annual Jazz Festival, the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors will perform on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 4:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center.
The concert is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at Main Street Books in Frostburg or the FSU Department of Music, Performing Arts Center room 202, and online at tickets.frostburg.edu. Tickets will also be available at the door.
The Jazz Festival provides an opportunity for high school students in the Mid-Atlantic region to spend the day in clinics and masterclasses focused on jazz music. The clinics and masterclasses are presented by members of the guest jazz ensemble, as well as FSU jazz faculty.
Known as America’s Big Band, the Jazz Ambassadors are the premier touring jazz orchestra of the U.S. Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-piece ensemble has received critical acclaim throughout the United States and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz.
Performances by the Jazz Ambassadors offer some of the most versatile programming of any big band. Concerts include classic big band standards, instrumental and vocal solo features, patriotic favorites, contemporary jazz works, and original arrangements and compositions by past and present members of the Jazz Ambassadors.
The Jazz Ambassadors have performed in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India and Europe, and in joint concerts with the Boston Pops, National Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony and Seattle Symphony, as well as at Carnegie Hall with Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops. Appearances at international jazz festivals in Montreux, Newport, Toronto, Brussels and the Netherlands have been met with enthusiastic acclaim, as well as concerts in England, Wales, Luxembourg, Germany, the Czech Republic and Norway.
For more information on the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, visit https://www.armyfieldband.com/about/ensembles/jazz-ambassadors.
For more information on the FSU Department of Music concert series, call 301-687-4109.
Registration is still open for students interested in the clinics/masterclasses. For more information, contact Dr. Brent Weber at 301-687-4116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, February 22 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Pealer Recital Hall, PAC
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg
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