US Army Jazz Ambassadors

United States Army Jazz Ambassadors

Event information

October 29, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Bicknell Family Center for the Arts

Address: 1701 S. Homer, Pittsburg, KS 66762

Event details

Pick up your FREE tickets at the PSU Ticket Office or The Bicknell Family Center for the Arts!


The Jazz Ambassadors is the United States Army’s premier big band. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz.

“What a great band! I can’t imagine better ambassadors for our country.” 

Marvin Hamlisch, Composer and Conductor

Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are designed to entertain all types of audiences. Custom compositions and arrangements highlight the group’s creative talent and gifted soloists. Their diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections.
The band has appeared in all fifty 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. In 1995, the Jazz Ambassadors performed in England, Wales, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Czech Republic in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the end of World War II. The band has also been featured in unique joint concerts with major orchestras, including the Detroit and Baltimore symphonies.