Friday, June 17, 2011


America's Big Band, the United States Army Field Band's Jazz Ambassadors, will perform at Greenville City Park in the Marling Band Shell on Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. Additionally, three Greenville High School students, trumpeter Claire Sherman, sax player Peter Clark, and trombonist Trevor Fulton, have been chosen to perform with the Jazz Ambassadors. Darke County Center for the Arts is sponsoring this free concert.

As the premier touring big band for the U.S. Army, the Jazz Ambassadors travel thousands of miles each year throughout the world. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain audiences of all kinds; their diverse repertoire includes big band swing, contemporary popular tunes, American standards, Dixieland, Latin, and patriotic selections.

Past performance highlights include the World War II 50th anniversary commemorations in the United States and Europe as well as at the prestigious Montreux and Newport Jazz Festivals. After performing with the Cincinnati Pops at Carnegie Hall, the Jazz Ambassadors were described by The Cincinnati Enquirer as “polished and seamless virtuosos” who displayed superb musicianship.

Members of the Jazz Ambassadors are selected by highly competitive audition and represent some of the finest musical talent in America. All concerts are presented on an admission-free basis as a public service. For more information, contact DCCA at or 937-547-0908. In case of rain, the June 24 concert will be moved to Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall on West Fourth Street.

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