The internationally acclaimed U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., will continue its long history of presenting free public performances when it appears at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium on Monday night, April 2, 2012 at 7 p.m. The Jazz Ambassadorsâ€™ concert in Sweetwater is sponsored by the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce.
As the premier touring big band for the United States Army, the Jazz Ambassadors travels thousands of miles each year throughout the nation and abroad, keeping the will of the American people behind the members of the armed forces and supporting diplomatic efforts around the world. Since its formation in 1969, the Jazz Ambassadors have appeared in all 50 states and throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
The Jazz Ambassadors presents 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, â€śI canâ€™t think of better ambassadors for our country!â€ť
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 â€śthe musicianship was superbâ€¦The Jazz Ambassadors are polished and seamless virtuosos.â€ť
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, â€śThe Musical Ambassadors of the Army.â€ť
For additional information about the Jazz Ambassadorsâ€™ performance in Sweetwater, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 235-5488. Tickets are available only at the Chamber office; they will not be available at the box office on performance night.