JAZZ AMBASSADORS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND


When:
October 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
2017-10-15T16:00:00-06:00
2017-10-15T16:15:00-06:00
Where:
Gryphon Theatre
710 E Garfield St
Laramie, WY 82070
USA
Cost:
Free
JAZZ AMBASSADORS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND @ Gryphon Theatre | Laramie | Wyoming | United States

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.”