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June 22, 2018

Historic music brings nations together

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

March 14, 2018

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.

Feb. 14, 2018

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.

Feb. 13, 2018

JBA celebrates black history

The 11th Operations Group is scheduled to host several Black History Month events here throughout February.

Feb. 8, 2018

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.

Oct. 12, 2017

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

March 24, 2017

Airmen of Note Jazz Series features drummer Peter Erskine

The U.S. Air Force Band Airmen of Note and Peter Erskine, American jazz drummer, perform a Jazz Heritage Series concert in Alexandria, Va., March 23, 2017. Erskine is a renowned musician, having won two Grammy Awards and “Best Jazz Drummer of the Year” by Modern Drummer Magazine readers 10 times. He is one of many jazz icons who have participated

Feb. 14, 2017

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

Dec. 5, 2016

Airmen of Note fill Smithsonian with holiday melodies

The U.S. Air Force Band’s Airmen of Note performs at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., Dec. 3, 2016. The group played a total of six 30-minute holiday music sets spanning the weekend and highlighted compositions by James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and other artists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter)

Dec. 2, 2016

AF Band creates holiday music for National Tree lighting

The National Christmas Tree remains unlit before the 2016 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Dec. 1, 2016. The annual tree lighting tradition began in 1923 and has continued every year since. This year’s event included performances from a variety of artists, a storybook reading, and a speech by President Barack Obama.