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U.S. Army’s Jazz Ambassadors to perform at the Clarion

U.S. Army’s Jazz Ambassadors to perform at the Clarion

Thu Jan 27, 2022

Jazz Ambassadors

The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band will continue its tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at The Clarion at Brazosport College at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 14.

Known as America’s Big Band, the Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States 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. Many of these original works are available for free download through Perspectives, a jazz education initiative by the Jazz Ambassadors.

The Jazz Ambassadors has appeared in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India and Europe, and also in joint concerts with the Boston Pops, National Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and 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.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Clarion Box Office, online at clarionboxoffice.brazosport.edu or by calling the Clarion Box Office at (979) 230-3156.