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From Maj. Glenn Miller’s Birthplace Museum in the town of Clarinda, Iowa: In 1944, three years into the U.S.’ involvement in World War II, Glenn Miller’s Army Air Force Band opened with their song “Moonlight Serenade” in a giant steel hangar on Thurleigh Army Air Force Base, Europe. Over 3,000 men with the Eighth Air Force sat on the dirt floor, on
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2018
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
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.
0 2/08
2018
His own Air Force song His own Air Force song
From a young age, Staff Sgt. Kymon Carriker had a love for singing. In the car or at home, it didn’t matter -- he sang all day, every day.“My mother always tells me that I didn’t cry as a baby; I came out singing,” said Carriker, 11th Wing Command Chief executive assistant.    His fondest childhood memory was singing ‘Oh Happy Day’ at church in
0 10/26
2017
Airmen of Note perform Airmen of Note celebrate 70 years of USAF heritage on West Coast
The U.S. Air Force Band premier jazz ensemble, Airmen of Note, toured California, Sept. 22 to Oct. 3.During the fall 2017 tour, the ensemble performed at more than 10 locations and brought Air Force musicians, who represent all Airmen, to West Coast audiences. “The bonds that the band is able to forge while traveling as musical ambassadors is great
0 10/12
2017
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
U.S. Air Force Concert Band performs a recital, Spirit of the Season 2016, at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in the District of Columbia, Dec. 10, 2016. The annual event featured multiple USAF Band ensembles including the Concert Band and Singing Sergeants who played a set of holiday favorites. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez) USAF Band rocks Halls with Carols
U.S. Air Force Concert Band performs a recital, Spirit of the Season 2016, at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in the District of Columbia, Dec. 10. The annual event featured multiple USAF Band ensembles including the Concert Band and Singing Sergeants who played a set of holiday favorites.
0 12/13
2016
Col. Larry H. Lang, U.S. Air Force Band conductor and commander, conducts the group during a Fall 2016 Tour performance in Pittsburgh, Oct. 29, 2016. The band travelled from Cincinnati to Pittsburgh during a 10-day trek through the two states to inspire patriotism, honor veterans and represent the U.S. Air Force throughout the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter) AF Band tour honors vets, inspires patriotism
The U.S. Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants Fall 2016 Tour concluded Oct. 29 after a 10-day performance-filled trip through Ohio and Pennsylvania.Tours are held biannually to connect with the American public in various ways.“We do these tours threefold,” said Maj. Matthew Henry, U.S. Air Force Band director of staff and associate conductor. “We
0 11/01
2016
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
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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2016
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