Jazz Ambassadors wows America during Southwest swing

By U.S. ArmyOctober 16, 2009

The Jazz Ambassadors--America's Big Band performed at Fort Worth's legendary Bass Performance Hall on Oct. 13. Playing three concerts in one day, this 19-member ensemble packed the house, entertaining nearly 5,000 concert goers that day.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Jazz Ambassadors--America's Big Band performed at Fort Worth's legendary Bass Performance Hall on Oct. 13. Playing three concerts in one day, this 19-member ensemble packed the house, entertaining nearly 5,000 concert goers that day. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Adams) VIEW ORIGINAL
Chief Warrant Officer Gordon Kippola, director of the Jazz Ambassadors--America's Big Band, entertains students from the Fort Worth, Texas, area. The Jazz Ambassadors performed three concerts at Bass Performance Hall Oct. 13, two of which were designated for local kids.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Chief Warrant Officer Gordon Kippola, director of the Jazz Ambassadors--America's Big Band, entertains students from the Fort Worth, Texas, area. The Jazz Ambassadors performed three concerts at Bass Performance Hall Oct. 13, two of which were designated for local kids. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Adams) VIEW ORIGINAL
Roughly 5,000 concert goers came out to see the Jazz Ambassadors in action Oct. 13 at the legendary Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas.
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As part of The United States Army Field Band's educational outreach initiative, the Jazz Ambassadors entertained Fort Worth, Texas, area students at Bass Performance Hall. Some of the students from the Leonard Middle School Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) program took time to pose alongside some of the Jazz Ambassadors prior to the concerts. The JROTC students acted provided the color guard for all three performances that day.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – As part of The United States Army Field Band's educational outreach initiative, the Jazz Ambassadors entertained Fort Worth, Texas, area students at Bass Performance Hall. Some of the students from the Leonard Middle School Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) program took time to pose alongside some of the Jazz Ambassadors prior to the concerts. The JROTC students acted provided the color guard for all three performances that day. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Adams) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Layton, saxophonist with the Jazz Ambassadors, talks to audience members prior to a concert at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas. More than 2,000 area students came to watch America's Big Band in action.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Layton, saxophonist with the Jazz Ambassadors, talks to audience members prior to a concert at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas. More than 2,000 area students came to watch America's Big Band in action. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Adams) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Tim Young smiles for the camera prior to the Jazz Ambassadors' third performance for concert goers at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas. America's Big Band packed the house, entertaining nearly 5,000 in the greater Fort Worth area.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Tim Young smiles for the camera prior to the Jazz Ambassadors' third performance for concert goers at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas. America's Big Band packed the house, entertaining nearly 5,000 in the greater Fort Worth area. (Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Adams) VIEW ORIGINAL