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Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band
As the official touring big band of the United States Army, the Jazz Ambassadors have received great acclaim at home and abroad for performing America's greatest art form: jazz.
Thursday, Nov 9, 2023, 6 p.m.
About the Event
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 for performing America’s greatest 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, popular tunes, 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, India, and throughout Europe. Recent notable performances include concerts at Toronto’s International Jazz Festival, the Richmond Jazz and Music 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 outstanding 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, the Seattle Symphony, the Colorado Pops Orchestra, and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. The Jazz Ambassadors’ rigorous touring schedule and reputation for excellence has earned it the title “America’s Big Band.”
This free concert is part of Scottsdale’s tribute to military veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega will make opening remarks before the concert begins.
This event is lawn seating, and guests may bring lawn chairs or blankets. To allow for good sight lines for all, low-rise chairs and blankets are allowed in front, and full-size lawn chairs are positioned in the rear half of the bowl. Outside food and drink (excluding alcohol) is permitted. There will be no food or beverage for sale at this event. No weapons allowed. The concert length is 75 minutes.