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Arts Place in Portland presents Jazz Ambassadors

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

June 26, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Location: Arts Place, Portland Center, 131 East Walnut Street in Portland, Indiana

Phone: (260) 726-4809

Email: artsland@artsland.org

Link: http://www.artsland.org

Event Description

May 13, 2015 Updated May 13, 2015 at 10:19 AM EDT

The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, DC will continue its long tradition of performing free public concerts when it appears at Hudson Park Amphitheatre on Friday, June 26 at 7:00pm. The Jazz Ambassadors’ concert in Portland is presented by Arts Place, Inc.

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, Indian, 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 jazz artists who have shared the stage with the Jazz The jazz Ambassadors has appeared in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Indian, 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 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.




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