Monty Alexander Jazz Festival will feature the Jazz Ambassadors
This year the Monty Alexander Jazz Festival will feature the Jazz Ambassadors, the official touring band of the United States Army. Also known as America’s Big Band, this 19-piece ensemble, in existence since 1969, has toured throughout the U.S. and abroad, thrilling audiences with their varied repertoire that runs the gamut of jazz styles. Whether it’s big band swing, bebop, Latin, standards, contemporary, Dixieland, you name it, the Jazz Ambassadors will likely keep your toes tapping and your knees jumping.
Over the years the band has been featured performers in most of the world’s other jazz festivals, including the famous Montreux (Switzerland) and Newport (Rhode Island) Jazz festivals. They are known for their custom-tailored compositions and arrangements that display their musical virtuosity, both as a tight knit and sophisticated orchestra, as well as a melodic and rhythmic podium for the group’s creative soloists.
The Jazz Ambassadors will take the stage at the Avalon Theater on Saturday morning August 3, 2016 at 10:30AM. The concert is free and seating is open on a first come first served basis.