STOCKTON — The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C. ,will continue its tradition of presenting free public performances at San Joaquin Delta College’s Atherton Auditorium, Friday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m.
. The performance is sponsored by the Delta College Center for the Arts Music Department.
Jazz Ambassadors concerts entertain all types of audiences. The band’s diverse repertoire includes: Big Band Swing; Bebop; Latin; Contemporary Jazz; Dixieland; popular tunes, vocals and patriotic standards. Many selections are written or arranged by members of the Jazz Ambassadors.
The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-member ensemble has received outstanding acclaim at home and abroad performing America’s greatest original art form, jazz.
The Jazz Ambassadors have appeared in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and throughout Europe. Recent notable concert performances include: Toronto Jazz Festival, Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont, the Kennedy Center Honors and a visit to Comedy Central’s Colbert Report.
Through the years, legendary Jazz performers have shared the stage with the Jazz Ambassadors: Gordon Goodwin, Bobby Shew, Ernie Watts, and the Dave Brubeck All-Star Quintet (to name a few). The band has been featured in joint concerts with Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony Pops, Colorado Pops Orchestra, and New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. The band’s rigorous touring schedule and reputation for excellence has earned it the title, “America’s Big Band.”
For free tickets (limit 4) visit the Delta Center for the Arts Box Office, (209) 954-5110, located across from Atherton Auditorium’s main lobby entrance. In addition, you may obtain your tickets by mail. Download the Ticket Order Form (PDF) and send your request with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Jazz Ambassador Tickets, Delta Center for the Arts Box Office, San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95207