U.S. AIR FORCE JAZZ BAND LANDS IN OSKALOOSA
OSKALOOSA, IA — The acclaimed U.S. Air Force Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble will present a free concert at the George Daily Auditorium on Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. The concert in Oskaloosa is sponsored by the Oskaloosa Herald and KBOE/KMZN.
These enlisted professional musicians play big band jazz, bebop, swing, and modern jazz. Expect to hear classic favorites like Count Basie and Glenn Miller, as well as music from contemporary composers.
The band has backed many greats such as Tex Benecke, Denis DiBlasio, Jamey Aebersold, Mike Smith, Bobby Shew, Allen Vizzutti, Jeff Jarvis, Mike Vax, Vaughn Nark, Bill Porter, Carmen Bradford, Shelley Berg, Joe Morello, Steve Houghton, and Walt Levinsky. The ensemble is often requested for featured performances at jazz clinics and festivals throughout the country.
Occasionally, the Shades of Blue marches onto home plate to perform national anthems for Chicago White Sox Major League Baseball games, or onto center court to perform for Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks National Basketball Association games. They also pay frequent tribute to the Air Force’s musical heritage, and have collaborated with actor Wilford Brimley on a highly acclaimed salute to Major Glenn Miller.
Whether performing for a head of state, before a capacity crowd in northern Wisconsin, or for our troops at home and abroad, the Shades of Blue reflects the heritage and pride of our great nation and the United States Air Force.
For additional information about the Air Force Band performance in Oskaloosa, please contact the George Daily Auditorium. Tickets are free but necessary for admission. Get yours through the Oskaloosa Herald, KBOE/KMZN, or the George Daily Auditorium box office by calling 641-672-0799.