Bellevue College to host U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors

Poster announcing US Army Jazz band concert at BC

Free concert brings big band swing, bebop, Latin, popular tunes, and more to Bellevue

The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors will play a free concert Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the Courter Family Athletic Pavilion on the Bellevue College (BC) campus.

The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States Army. The 19-member ensemble has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections.

“This band is truly amazing. We are thrilled to host them on our campus,” said professor and Jazz Band Director Jim Sisko. “Bringing musicians of this caliber to Bellevue College is immeasurably beneficial for our current and future students and really points to the Eastside as a home for the arts.”

The band has appeared in all fifty 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 fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II. The band has also been featured in unique joint concerts with major orchestras, including the Detroit and Baltimore symphonies.

WHAT: Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band performing big band swing and more. An exciting evening of fun for the whole family. Band members will also be available for an audience meet-and-greet after the performance.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 5, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Bellevue College- Courter Family Athletic Pavilion, Building G

PARKING AT BC: Free evening parking and Metro Transit route 271 stops on the Bellevue College campus

TICKETS: The concert is free, but reservations are required through Brown Paper tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2511318

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Last Updated March 15, 2016