hosts Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band
Lorain County Community College will host the Jazz
Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band, the official
touring jazz orchestra of the United States Army, in “The
Greatest Generation” at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 8, 2019 in the
Hoke Theatre of Stocker Arts Center.
"The Greatest Generation" is a tribute to the men and women of
World War II. Guests will enjoy many of the classic Big Band Era
songs while the story of the war is told through pictures and
videos. "The Greatest Generation" focuses on the US-American
sentiment, American resolve and American unity that defined this
generation with narration that features letters written to and
from servicemen and women during the war, as well as famous
quotes from the likes of presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry
S. Truman, and Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Formed in 1969, this 19-member ensemble has received great
acclaim at home and abroad. 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
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 are not required for this free event. For more
information, contact (440) 366- 4140.
Stocker Arts Center is located on the campus of Lorain County
Community College at 1005 North Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio. Parking
on the campus is free. Follow Stocker Arts Center on Facebook
and @StockerArts on Twitter and Instagram.