DERRY — The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., will continue their long tradition of presenting free public performances when they appear at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy next month.
Formed in 1969, the 19-member ensemble has received great acclaim at home and abroad performing as the official touring big band of the U.S. Army.
Sponsored by Pinkerton Academy, the concert is on Monday, April 8 at 7 p.m.
To obtain free tickets by mail, include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request to: ATTN: Jazz Ambassadors Tickets, Stockbridge Theatre, 44 N. Main St., Derry, NH 03038.
The band’s 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 band members.
The Jazz Ambassadors have 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, and the Jazz Education Network Conference.
They have also appeared on “The Colbert Report.”
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.
For additional information on the Jazz Ambassadors’ performance in Derry, contact the Stockbridge Theatre Box Office at (603) 437-5210.