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Under the direction of Master Sergeant Jeremy Laukhuf, the Commanders Jazz Ensemble carries on the American musical tradition of the great traveling big bands yet offers a lot more than big-band sounds. This energetic group of 20 highly trained professional airmen-musicians offers an entertaining show in which you are likely to hear the music of jazz legends Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, and Count Basie as well as contemporary big-band leaders and composers such as Gordon Goodwin and Maria Schneider. And no concert would be complete without a tribute to the late Major Glenn Miller and his famous Army Air Corps band.
Found touring the western states of Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and Washington, the sensational Commanders Jazz Ensemble is the only active-duty Air Force band west of the Rockies. Enjoy this splendid excursion into big-band and jazz favorites, guided by the Band of the Golden West!