Jazz Guardians give highlight performance for Jazz Appreciation Month
By Mr. Lawrence S Stevens (FORSCOM)
April 24, 2011
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (April 22, 2011) -- The AGFB's Staff Sgt. Frank Briscoe (second from left) and to his left Spc. Joseph O'Kelly engage in a lively post-concert chat with Dr. Thomas Hennessey, an associate professor of history at Fayetteville State University and host of the weekly "Jazz Heritage" program on WFSS-FM, the local National Public Radio affiliate..
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (April 22, 2011) -- Vocalist Sgt. Shirley Dirden and the Jazz Guardians' stir the audience with their rendition of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" during their Fayetteville, N.C., Jazz Appreciation Month concert on the Fayetteville Technical Community College campus.
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (April 22, 2011) -- Usually a trumpeter for The Army Ground Forces Band, the musically versatile Spc. Matthew Gagliardo pulled extra duty for the Jazz Guardians' Jazz Appreciation Month concert in Fayetteville, N.C., April 22, by playing keyboard and by conducting the group in a piece he had arranged.
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (April 22, 2011) - The Army Forces Command band's Spc. Jake Stith demonstrates his guitar skills.
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (April 22, 2011) -- Spc. Joseph O'Kelly, Sgt. Eric Perry and Spc. Paul Saunders carry on the Jazz Guardians' primary mission of maintaining and promoting the uniquely American art form of Jazz.
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (April 22, 2011) -- Sgt. 1st Class John Ellis, the Jazz Guardians' music performance team leader, greets jazz enthusiasts who attended the ensemble's vanguard concert in Fayetteville, N.C., to introduce The Army Ground Forces Band to its new hometown community
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (April 22, 2011) -- The Army Ground Forces Band's Jazz Guardians performed as one of the highlights of the WFSS-FM-sponsored Fayetteville, N.C., Jazz Appreciation Month, April 22. And by the end of the evening's concert, the eleven-member ensemble had given the Fayetteville, N.C., community a swinging taste of the highly polished and professional quality the U.S. Army Forces Command's band will bring to the region when it moves here permanently this summer from Fort McPherson, Ga. The AGFB will make the move with it parent unit in compliance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) legislation.
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