Air Force Ensemble to Kick Off Spring Season
The College of Southern Maryland will host the Airmen of Note, the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force, at 8 p.m., Jan. 25 in the Fine Arts Center, La Plata Campus.
We are thrilled to have this talented group of musicians return to our theater, said CSMs Coordinator of Music Dr. Stephen Johnson. This is a great way to kick off an exciting spring season of music in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Fine Arts Center.
The Note features 18 jazz musicians who have earned an international reputation as one of the finest and most versatile big bands in the world.
In their more than 60 years of existence, the Airmen of Note have performed throughout the United States and for audiences in Europe and Asia. They have collaborated with jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson in the recording studio as well as in performances.
The Glenn Miller sound has remained a central ingredient in the bands musical heritage. However, over the years the Note has adopted a more contemporary sound. Current arranger Master Sgt. Alan Baylock helps maintain a commitment to the tradition of the group with an eye toward innovative pieces that fit the groups style and ability.
CSM hosts Airmen of Note, USAF Jazz Ensemble. 8 p.m., Jan. 25, College of Southern Maryland, Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The Airmen of Note features 18 jazz musicians who have earned an international reputation as one of the finest and most versatile big bands in the world. Tickets are free, reservations encouraged, 301-934-7828, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.csmd.edu/Arts/