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Musical fingers Air Force Band, renowned pianist jazz it up
The U.S. Air Force Band Airmen of Note performed alongside pianist Kenny Barron during a Jazz Heritage Series performance at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., March 8, 2017. The series began in 1990 and has been broadcast to millions each year through National Public Radio, independent jazz radio stations, satellite radio services and the internet.
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2018
Aimée sings with USAF Band Renowned jazz artist sings with AF Band
Professional jazz vocalist Cyrille Aimée sang with the U.S. Air Force Band's Airmen of Note during a 2018 Jazz Heritage Series concert at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., Feb. 8, 2018. Aimée kicked off the series, which features three guest jazz artists. The U.S. Air Force Band first established the annual series in 1990, which showcases bandsmen with renowned jazz icons.
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2018
Jazz Heritage Series poster Jazz Heritage Series kicks off
The U.S. Air Force Band is scheduled to start their free 2018 Airmen of Note Jazz Heritage Series today at 8 p.m. at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Virginia.
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2018
Nnenna Freelon, vocalist, sings alongside the U.S. Air Force Band Airmen of Note during a 2017 Jazz Concert Series performance at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., Feb. 9, 2017. The concert series began in 1990 and has showcased many notable jazz musicians, including pianist Cyrus Chestnut, trumpeter Terell Stafford and saxophonist Kirk Whalum. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spalding) USAF Band Features World Renowned Vocalist
Nnenna Freelon, vocalist, sings alongside the U.S. Air Force Band Airmen of Note during a 2017 Jazz Concert Series performance at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., Feb. 9, 2017. The concert series began in 1990 and has showcased many notable jazz musicians, including pianist Cyrus Chestnut, trumpeter Terell
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2017
Cyrus Chestnut, jazz pianist, meets with Col. E. John Teichert, Joint Base Andrews and 11th Wing commander, and concert attendees, during a 2016 Jazz Heritage Series performance at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va., Oct. 21, 2016. Each year, a Jazz Heritage Series performance features a legendary icon of jazz. Chestnut has worked with many big bands, including the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Gabrielle Spalding) Jazz Icon Highlights AF Band Performance
Cyrus Chestnut, jazz pianist, meets with Col. E. John Teichert, Joint Base Andrews and 11th Wing commander, and concert attendees, during a 2016 Jazz Heritage Series performance at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall in Alexandria, Va., Oct. 21, 2016. Each year, a Jazz Heritage Series performance features a legendary icon of jazz. Chestnut has
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2016
Master Sgt. Andrew Axelrad, joined the U.S. Air Force in 1993 as a technical sergeant to become a Air Force Band’s Airmen of Note alto saxophonist. Axelrad performed and was featured with the Airmen of Note in front of his friends, family and home town one last time during the Labor Day 2016 weekend. Axelrad plans to retire from the Air Force after 24 years in February 2017. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Philip Bryant) Master Sgt. ghosting Glenn Miller
After begging his parents to play anything from their extensive selection of classic jazz albums, 5-year-old Andy Axelrad, too young to run the record player himself, sits by a record player with his legs crossed and eyes closed. The sounds of Miles Davis, Stan Getz, The Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Paul Desmond, The Dorsey Brothers, and The
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2016
Airmen of Note, the U.S. Air Force Band’s premier jazz ensemble, performs at North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville, Ill., Sept. 2, 2016. The Airmen of Note performed for hundreds of local college students, retirees and jazz fans from the Chicago suburb. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Philip Bryant) Airmen of Note tour: Chicago to Detroit
Airmen of Note, the U.S. Air Force Band’s premier jazz ensemble, performed at North Central College’s Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville, Ill., at Victory Park Band Shell in Albion, Mich., and at the Detroit International Jazz Festival in Detroit, Mich., from Sept. 2-4, 2016.
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