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The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., will continue their history of presenting free public performances when they appear at UNCG in Aycock Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 pm.

As the premier touring big band for the United States Army since 1969, the Jazz Ambassadors have appeared in all 50 states and throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

The Jazz Ambassadors present 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 them the title, “The Musical Ambassadors of the Army.”

For free tickets, call 4-5299 or 800-999-2869.

The U.S. Army Field Band “Jazz Ambassadors” concert is sponsored by the UNCG Bands.

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