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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
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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BHM Poster JBA celebrates black history
The 11th Operations Group is scheduled to host several Black History Month events here throughout February.
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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
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
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 in the series, which began in 1990. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter) 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
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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
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) 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)
0 12/05
2016
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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter) 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.
0 12/02
2016
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