US Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors to perform free concert in Allentown, NJ – MidJersey.news
23 Aug 2021
ALLENTOWN, NJ (MONMOUTH) – Hailed as the first jazz big band to tour the United States, the US Army Field Band’s Jazz Ambassadors will perform a free concert in Allentown, New Jersey on Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 3pm behind Allentown United Methodist Church, 23 Church Street, Allentown, NJ. In the event of rain, the concert will be held on the same date and time in the Allentown High School auditorium at 27 High Street, Allentown, NJ 08501.
The group comes to Allentown at the invitation of The Allentown Village Initiative (TAVI) through its “Allentown Arts” program, a series of performances and exhibitions throughout the year designed to showcase the art of ‘Allentown and Upper Freehold in the historic setting of the village of Allentown. Allentown Arts is made possible through the generosity of our community as well as a grant from Monmouth Arts, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and the Monmouth County Board of County Commissioners.
Founded in 1969, the 19-piece Jazz Ambassadors orchestra has performed in all 50 states and around the world. From Carnegie Hall to London, and now to Allentown New Jersey, Jazz Ambassadors have presented America’s original art form – jazz – to audiences of all ages. Please bring a chair and join us for a favorites program. Make it an afternoon and stroll down the historic Main Street with its unique shops and restaurants. More information about the group is available at https://www.armyfieldband.com/about/ensembles/jazz-ambassadors.
Visit www.allentownvinj.org for news and information on TAVI’s ongoing community service programs. A 501 (c) (3) organization run by volunteers, TAVI welcomes everyone’s contribution and participation. The Jazz Ambassadors’ visit to Allentown is the result of a collaboration between TAVI and the Allentown United Methodist Church, the Allentown Business Community Association (ABCA) and Bruno’s One Sweet Ride, which hosted its “Artist on the Avenue ”throughout the summer. The next “Allentown Arts” program is scheduled for Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 3:00 pm at the Allentown United Methodist Church Shrine, featuring the talented teachers and students of Allentown’s own Mill Pond Music Academy.