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U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors coming to Georgetown

Free Concert Set for November in Hill Chapel


Submitted on August 2, 2018

Georgetown College’s Foust Artist Series proudly announces a free performance by the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:00 p.m. in John L. Hill Chapel. Mark your calendar! While admission is free, this is a ticketed event and will require reservations.

Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all types of audiences. Custom compositions and arrangements highlight the group’s creative talent and gifted soloists. Their diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections.

“We expect a really large crowd for this performance by the U.S. Army’s premier big band, hence the earlier start time,” said Dr. Sonny Burnette, Professor of Music, who coordinates the Foust Artist Series.

The band has 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.

“The Foust Series is extremely fortunate to be able to include the Jazz Ambassadors,” added Burnette. “We will be their last stop on this year’s tour.”

The 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has been featured in unique joint concerts with major orchestras, including the Detroit and Baltimore symphonies.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:00 p.m. performance. Only general seating is available. Advance tickets, while free, must be reserved. Details soon on ticketing.

The Foust Artist Series endowment was established in 1983 by the late Mary Louise Foust, Class of 1938, at a memorial to her parents. The endowment enables Georgetown College to annually bring to campus a variety of cultural activities.


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