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Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts presents free concert by Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band

February 1, 2016

The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts is hosting a free, family-friendly concert by the Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band on Tuesday, March 15, 7 p.m.

Tickets for the free concert will be issued on the day of the performance on a first-come-first-served basis. For more information on the concert, call (562) 916-8500.

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. The band's diverse repertoire includes standards, big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, pop, dixieland 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, (more) 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 of "America's Big Band."

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