The US Army Blues and Army Strings Present Black History Month Tribute


pershing's own

The US Army Blues will be taming up with The US Army Orchestra and soloists from the Army Chorus, Downrange, and Army Voices for two performances in tribute of Black History Month.  The performances will be held at Brucker Hall in Ft. Myer on Friday, February 21st at 7:30 and Sunday, February 23rd at 3:00.   Music from some of America’s most iconic African-American jazz composers and musicians, including  Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday will be performed as well as a world premiere of a jazz orchestra arrangement of a Freddie Hubbard composition and rarely heard works by James Reese Europe, a World War I bandleader.   For a complete schedule of this and other performances from the U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own”, visit the Army Band website here or call the concert information line at 703-696-3399.  A valid driver’s license or official DOD ID is required to enter Fort Myer.  For more information about gaining access and directions, click here.

English: Official photo of the U.S. Army Blues

English: Official photo of the U.S. Army Blues (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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