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The US Army Field Band: Jazz Ambassadors

The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States Army. Formed in1969, this 19-member ensemble has received great acclaim at home and abroad performing America's greatest original art form, jazz. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are programmed to entertain all types of audiences.

The band’s diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections, many of which are written or arranged by members of the Jazz Ambassadors.

The Jazz Ambassadors has appeared in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and throughout Europe. Recent notable performances include concerts at the Toronto Jazz Festival, the Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont, the Kennedy Center Honors, the Jazz Education Network Conference, and an appearance on the Colbert Report. 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. The band’s rigorous touring schedule and reputation for excellence has earned it the title “America’s Big Band."


This is a FREE EVENT, however a ticket is required for admission.
Tickets are available through the Marcus Center Box Office only.

Please stop by the Marcus Center For The Performing Arts Box Office to pick up your tickets.

The Box Office is located in the main lobby of the Marcus Center.
Short term parking is allowed in the circle drive in front of the Box Office when picking up tickets.

M-F 11:30 am – 9 pm
Sat 12 noon – 9 pm
Sun 12 noon – 5 pm

Marcus Center Box Office:
929 N Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202



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