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Advance tickets available for free Air Force/WSU jazz concert
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. – A U.S. Air Force jazz ensemble will swing into Pullman for a free concert with the Washington State University Jazz Band at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Bryan Hall on the WSU Pullman campus.
The concert is sponsored by the WSU School of Music, Lewiston Tribune and Moscow-Pullman Daily News. Free tickets are available in advance at the Lewiston Tribune, 505 Capitol St., Lewiston, Idaho, or the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, 409 S. Jackson St., Moscow, Idaho.
Tickets also are available by mail, limit six per customer. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: The Commanders Jazz Ensemble, Lewiston Tribune, P.O. Box 957, Lewiston, ID 83501.
Remaining tickets will be available at the door.
The Commanders Jazz Ensemble, part of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West from Travis AFB in California, is under the direction of Sr. MSgt. Rick Thorp.
The group carries on the American musical tradition of the great traveling big bands, yet offers more than the big band sound. The professional airmen-musicians play everything from traditional jazz, cool, bop and swing to Broadway favorites, popular tunes, Latin rhythms and patriotic music. Outstanding soloists and vocalists are featured.
Concerts may include the music of jazz legends Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Count Basie and Charlie Parker as well as contemporary big band leaders and composers such as Gordon Goodwin and Maria Schneider. And no concert is complete without a tribute to the late Maj. Glenn Miller and his famous Army Air Corp band.
Touring the western states of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Nevada, the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West has performed for thousands of listeners in live concert appearances and for millions worldwide via its numerous recordings and television and radio broadcasts. As the only active-duty Air Force band west of the Rockies, the group is dedicated to using the power of music to inspire Air Force members and the nation through producing innovative musical programs and products and communicating Air Force excellence.