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US Army Field Band - SOLD OUT Sun. Nov. 8

Mattie Kelly Arts Center


9/29/2015 - US ARMY FIELD BAND – JAZZ AMBASSADORS of Washington DC Present Free Concert, Sunday, November 8, Mainstage

The U.S. Army Field Band presents their renowned Jazz Ambassadors in a free concert Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm in the mainstage theater of the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center on the Niceville campus of Northwest Florida State College.

Seating for the event requires a free ticket. CURRENTLY, ALL AVAILABLE FREE TICKETS HAVE BEEN TAKEN AND THE FREE EVENT IS "SOLD-OUT". Tickets holders must be seated by no later than 2:45 pm. Any unclaimed seats will be released at 2:50 pm for at-the-door patrons on a first-come basis. Lobby doors will open at TBA pm for at-the-door patrons.

The Jazz Ambassadors are America's Big Band and the official touring big band of the United States Army. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America's original art form, jazz. Their diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections.

Concerts by the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain audiences of all ages. Custom compositions and arrangements highlight the group's creative talent and gifted soloists. The Jazz Ambassadors have appeared in all fifty states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and throughout Europe. Notable performances include concerts at international jazz festivals in Montreux, Switzerland; Newport, Rhode Island; Toronto, Canada; Brussels, Belgium; and the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands. In 1995, the Jazz Ambassadors performed in England, Wales, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Czech Republic in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II. The band has also been featured in unique joint concerts with major orchestras, including the Detroit and Baltimore symphonies.

For free tickets, contact the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office at (850) 729-6000 or in-person at 100 College Boulevard starting October 1, 2015. The arts complex is located on the eastern edge of the Niceville, Florida campus of Northwest Florida State College. If available tickets will also be available at the door the day of the event starting at 1:30 pm. See the group’s website at for more information.