BOWLING GREEN, O.—The Jazz Ambassadors – America’s Big Band will present a free concert at Bowling Green State University on Oct. 15. Hosted by the College of Musical Arts, the performance will take place at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.
The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the U.S. Army. Formed in 1969, the 19-member ensemble has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz.
Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all types of audiences. Custom compositions and arrangements highlight the group’s creative talent and gifted soloists. The diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals and patriotic selections.
The band has appeared in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and throughout Europe. Notable performances include concerts at international jazz festivals in Montreux, Switzerland; Newport, Rhode Island; Toronto, Canada; Brussels, Belgium; and the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands. In 1995, the Jazz Ambassadors performed in England, Wales, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Czech Republic in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II. The band has also been featured in joint concerts with major orchestras, including the Detroit and Baltimore symphonies.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 419-372-8171.