THE WEST POINT BANDS JAZZ KNIGHTS
Friday, Dec 20, 2013 - 7:00 pm, FREE
Please join us for this FREE event by making reservations by emailing Graeme McKenna at firstname.lastname@example.org
For over three decades the United States Military Academy Band's Jazz Knights have brought musical excellence to their audiences by presenting the best in big band favorites, popular music, and original compositions and arrangements for jazz ensemble. It's getting to be quite the tradition here at The Linda when the Jazz Knights come through each December and perform big band holiday favorites to a packed room of enthusiastic music lovers! And this year's show most certainly will keep that tradition alive!
Members of the Jazz Knights are graduates of some of America's most prestigious music schools such as the University Of North Texas, Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Berklee School of Music, and the Manhattan School of Music. They are recruited and selected through a competitive audition process specifically for service in the United States Military Academy Band at West Point. Past and present members of the band have played with such icons as Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Ahmad Jamal, Chaka Kahn, Prince, Billy Cobham, and the Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller Orchestras. The Jazz Knights' highlights over the years include playing with Benny Goodman at Lincoln Center in 1982, performing with the Duke Ellington Orchestra for the 200th Anniversary of the New York State Legislature, and twice appearing at the Hatch Shell for Boston's Independence Day celebration.
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