Soldiers jazz up Basra in Women's Day salute
Photo Credit: Sgt. Neil W. McCabe (17th Fires Brigade PAO
Staff Sgt. Tracey L. Birdsong, right, enjoys a riff by trumpeter Staff Sgt. Gregory P. Ybarra as the two perform “It Don’t Mean a Thing [If It Ain’t Got That Swing],” March 8 at the Contingency Operating Base Basra for International Women’s Day. The program, sponsored by the 1st Infantry Division Equal Opportunity program office, also featured songs made famous by Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Etta James, Astrud Gilberto and Diana Krall, as well as instrumental numbers composed by Carla Bley and Lil Hardin.
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