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The following comes from Moriarty-Edgewood School District Superintendent Karen Couch:
I am thrilled to announce the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors Band has selected the Moriarty High School Performing Arts Center (MHS PAC) as a venue for their national tour! The U.S. Army Jazz Band tours nationally and internationally, completing a touring circuit of the entire nation every two and a half years. This once in a lifetime concert is scheduled for 7:00 p.m., April 5th at the MHS PAC. In addition, several members of the Moriarty High School Jazz band will be featured as guest performers for one song with the band!! THIS IS A FREE CONCERT. Tickets may be obtained by contacting the superintendent’s office (limiting 4 per request). We anticipate that this concert will be SOLD OUT, so request your tickets as soon as possible. Tell your friends about this concert as well……
Additional information about the band.
The Jazz Ambassadors is the United States Army’s premier touring big band. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all types of audiences. Custom compositions and arrangements highlight the group’s creative talent and gifted soloists. Their diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, and patriotic selections. 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 collaborations with major orchestras, including the Detroit and Baltimore symphonies.During a joint performance with the National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marvin Hamlisch declared, “I can’t think of better ambassadors for our country.” The United States Congress has proclaimed jazz “a national treasure.” Wherever they travel, the Jazz Ambassadors proudly carry the message of patriotism and goodwill to audiences worldwide.
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