The Lenfest Center for the Arts
Jazz Ambassadors United States Army's Official Touring Big Band
From Boston to Baghdad, Tampa to Toronto, the Jazz Ambassadors-the United States Army's premier official touring "Big Band,"-has been thrilling audiences of all ages for more than six decades. The Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, DC, tours thousands of miles each year to promote patriotism and good will for the U.S. Army through free public concerts. Performed by the military's finest practitioners of jazz and swing, this 20-member jazz ensemble has earned the Jazz Ambassadors the title "America's Big Band." Through these concerts, the Jazz Ambassadors Band fosters the support of the American people for members of the armed forces and supports diplomatic efforts around the world.
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 Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Pops, the Colorado Pops Orchestra, and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.
Tickets for this event must be reserved and picked up at the box office during open hours Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. and 2 hours prior to each ticketed performance.
W&L Faculty and Staff may request free tickets be sent through campus mail.