UW-Green Bay welcomes Jazz Ambassadors

(Green Bay, WI) – The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, DC will continue its long tradition of presenting free public performances when it appears at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, 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 with general admission seating. However, all patrons must have a printed ticket for entrance to the theatre. To submit an online request for free tickets (limit 6 per order) or for more information please visit www.WeidnerCenter.com. To pick up your tickets in-person visit Ticket Star at the Resch Center or at the University Ticketing and Information Center located in the UW–Green Bay University Union. To obtain free tickets by mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request to:

ATTN: Jazz Ambassadors Tickets
UW-Green Bay
Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311

About the Weidner Center: The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, located near the center of UW-Green Bay’s bayshore campus on the northeast side of the city of Green Bay, is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,021-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance productions, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, or follow the ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook and Twitter (@WeidnerCenter).

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