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March 28: Free concert features Jazz Ambassadors: U.S. Army Field Band at JLC

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Mar 11, 2020

The Jazz Ambassadors, America’s Big Band, returns to the Mainstage Theatre of the  James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts on the College of Lake County’s Grayslake Campus. The free, public concert takes place Saturday, March 28 at 7 p.m., performing a moving tribute to World War II titled “The Greatest Generation.” Thrilling audiences of all ages for more than six decades, this internationally acclaimed, 19-member ensemble travels thousands of miles each year presenting a variety of music to enthusiastic audiences throughout the nation and abroad.

From Boston to Baghdad, Tampa to Toronto, the Jazz Ambassadors (pictured) are the premier touring musical representative of the U.S. Army, whose Field Band is considered byPhoto of Jazz Ambassadors from the U.S. Army Field Band music critics to be one of the most versatile and inspiring musical organizations in the world. Its members, selected by highly-competitive audition, represent some of the finest musical talent in America. Concerts include classic Big Band standards, instrumental and vocal solo features, patriotic favorites, contemporary jazz works and original arrangements and compositions by past and present members of the Jazz Ambassadors.      

Since its formation in March 1946, the Field Band has appeared in all 50 states and in more than 30 countries on four continents. The organization’s four performing components, the Concert Band, the Soldiers’ Chorus, the Jazz Ambassadors and Six-String Soldiers, each travel over 100 days annually. The Field Band fosters the support of the American people for members of the armed forces and supports diplomatic efforts around the world through these concerts. Tours include formal public concerts, school assemblies, educational outreach programs, festivals, and radio and television appearances.

To reserve tickets, visit the JLC Box Office on the Grayslake Campus, Room P112, 19351 W. Washington St. The Box Office is open Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Patrons can also call (847) 543-2300 (option 5), and tickets will be held at the will call window. Tickets are not available online. There is a four (4) ticket limit per customer. Doors will open at 6 p.m. on March 28.

To learn more about the JLC season, visit To request the 2019-20 James Lumber Center Professional Series brochure or the College of Lake County art, dance,  film, literary, music and theatre events guide, call (847) 543-2300. The final event of the 2019-2020 JLC Professional Series is The Four Bitchin’ Babes on Sunday, May 10 at 4 p.m.


About College of Lake County:

The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. The College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.