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Thursday, January 14, 1999

Jazz Ambassadors to Perform Thursday, February 11 at SSU; Tickets Available Friday, January 29

SALISBURY, MD--The Jazz Ambassadors of the world-traveled U.S. Army Field Band present a free concert on Thursday, February 11, at 8 p.m. in Salisbury State University's Holloway Hall Auditorium. Co-sponsors for the event are The (Salisbury) Daily Times and Salisbury State University.

Although admission to the concert is free, patrons are asked to bring a donation of nonperishable food for distribution to the area's needy by the Maryland Food Bank, Salisbury chapter.

Free tickets will be available beginning Friday, January 29, at The Daily Times on Carroll Street, the Salisbury branch of the Army Recruiting Center in the Court Plaza Shopping Center, 1504 S. Salisbury Blvd. and SSUÍs Guerrieri University Center information desk.

The Jazz Ambassadors, one of the four components of the U.S. Army Field Band, is the official touring jazz ensemble of the Department of the Army.

Each year these elite musicians travel thousands of miles throughout the nation to perform free concerts.

They have earned widespread acclaim with their distinctive musical style. They show remarkable versatility in their handling of tunes ranging from the swing sounds of the '30s to the popular songs of today's youth.

Many of the performers are also adept composers and arrangers. Their original compositions are sprinkled throughout each program. This arranging dexterity helps to give the band its unique sound.

The performers have achieved national recognition through the superior standard of musicianship they maintain during hundreds of concerts before the public and on radio and television.

Recognized as one of the finest performing groups in America, the Jazz Ambassadors present the music of yesterday and today in a program that young and old alike will enjoy.

For more information contact the SSU Public Relations Office at 410-543-6030.


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