Army’s Jazz Ambassadors coming to Troy


Staff Reports

TROY — The United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors haven’t performed in Troy for nearly three decades, but members are looking forward to returning later this month.

Sponsored by the Troy Daily News and the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce, the United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors will take the stage at 7 p.m. June 20 at Hobart Arena for a free concert.

“The staff at the Troy Daily News and the chamber look forward to bringing a free evening of music to the community,” said Publisher Josh Byers. “The Jazz Ambassadors are known throughout the nation and the world for their big band swing, and we are proud to bring them back to Troy.”

The Jazz Ambassadors, the United States Army’s premier touring big band, travels thousands of miles each year to present jazz throughout the nation and around the world. As a component of The United States Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., the Jazz Ambassadors supports its mission of carrying “into the grassroots of our country the story of our magnificent Army.”

“The last time we performed in Troy was May 22, 1986, also in Hobart Arena,” said Master Sgt. Adam Getz, tour coordinator. “It will be great to return after 29 years!”

For more information on the band, visit armyfieldband.com.

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