The internationally acclaimed U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., will continue its long history of presenting free public performances when it appears at UTC Roland Hayes Concert Hall in the UTC Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m. The Jazz Ambassadors concert in Chattanooga is sponsored by the UTC Music Department and the Military Sciences Department.
As the premier touring jazz ensemble 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 American, Europe, and Asia.
The Jazz Ambassadors presets 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 the title, “The Musical Ambassadors of the Army.”
For further information contact the UTC Music Dept. Office, 423-425-4601 or visit our website at http://utc.edu/music .