Jazz Ambassadors of U.S. Army field band performed in downtown Selma

Published 10:04 am Wednesday, November 10, 2021

The Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band performed in the Songs of Selma Park on Tuesday.

The 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969 and based in Fort Meade, Maryland. They are currently on a tour across the state and doing a few Civil Rights promotions.

“We’ve been on tour the last several days and filming Civil Rights promotions, said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alexander Davis, the 9th Army Band conductor.

The Jazz Ambassadors will perform in Montgomery and Tuskegee this week.

Known as America’s Big Band, the Jazz Ambassadors are  a versatile music group.

Big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections are among their musical selections they play across the world..

The band has appeared in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and throughout Europe.

Notable performances include concerts at international jazz festivals in Montreux, Switzerland; Newport, Rhode Island; Toronto, Canada; Brussels, Belgium; and the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands.

CeCe Grayson and Danielle Wooten were among the Queen City residents who spent part of the afternoon listening to the Jazz Ambassadors. Both said they were impressed.