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Crane School of Music Hosts America’s Big Band, the Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band

June 7, 2023

SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music Welcomes the U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors for Free Concert on June 26 

The Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band will present a free concert at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music on Monday, June 26 at 7 p.m.

SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music is proud to welcome America’s big band, the U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors, for a free performance on Monday, June 26 at 7 p.m., in the Helen M. Hosmer Concert Hall. 

The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States Army. Formed in 1969, this 19-member ensemble has received great acclaim at home and abroad performing America's greatest original art form, jazz. 

Jazz Ambassadors ConcertConcerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are programmed to entertain all types of audiences. The band’s diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections, many of which are written or arranged by members of the Jazz 

The Jazz Ambassadors have appeared in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India, and throughout Europe. Recent notable performances include concerts at the Toronto Jazz Festival, the Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont, the Kennedy Center Honors, the Jazz Education Network Conference, and an appearance on the Colbert Report. Gordon Goodwin, Bobby Shew, Ernie Watts, and the Dave Brubeck All-Star Quintet are just a few of the outstanding jazz artists who have shared the stage with the Jazz Ambassadors. The band has been featured in joint concerts with Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Pops, the 
Colorado Pops Orchestra, and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. The Jazz Ambassadors’ rigorous touring schedule and reputation for excellence has earned it the title “America’s Big Band.” 

This concert is free, and the public is invited to attend. To learn more about events at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, visit 

About The Crane School of Music: 

Founded in 1886, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music has a long legacy of excellence in music education and performance. Life at Crane includes an incredible array of more than 300 recitals, lectures and concerts presented by faculty, students and guests each year. The Crane School of Music is the State University of New York’s only All-Steinway institution and was one of the first Yamaha Institutions of Excellence. For more information, please visit 

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