United States Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble 2012 National Concert Tour

United States Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble 2012 National Concert Tour is in the past.

The Lipscomb University Department of Music presents the United States Navy Band’s jazz ensemble, Commodores, in concert Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Collins Alumni Auditorium.

The Navy Band Commodores features 18 top jazz and big band musicians offering a mixture of styles ranging from authentic sounds of the swing era to contemporary high energy music. Formed in 1969, this 18-member group continues the jazz big band legacy with some of the finest musicians in the world. Led by Senior Chief Musician Philip Burlin, the Commodores’ mission includes public concerts, national concert tours, ceremonial support in honoring our veterans, jazz education classes and clinics, and protocol performances for high-level military and civilian government officials.

The Commodores are held in high regard nationwide by concert patrons and critics alike. The list of guest artists that have appeared with the Commodores reads like a who’s who of jazz and popular music: Ray Charles, Branford Marsalis, Clark Terry, Grover Washington Jr., Chris Potter, Jerry Bergonzi, Eddie Daniels and James Moody among others. They have appeared on television shows, played nearly all major jazz festivals and toured across the United States and abroad. In conjunction with the Airmen of Note (Air Force) and the Army Blues (Army), the Commodores even host their own annual jazz festival, the Joint Service Jazz Festival in Washington, D.C.

To Get Tickets

The concert is free, but tickets are required. There is a limit of six tickets per request.

Through Oct. 26, tickets are available by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Commodores Concert, Allen Arena Box Office, Lipscomb University, One University Park Drive, Nashville, TN 37204-3951. Indicate the number of tickets requested in the top left-hand corner of the envelope. To contact the Lipscomb University Box Office call (615) 966-7077 or e-mail karie.duke@lipscomb.edu.

After Oct. 26, tickets can be picked up in person at the Arena box office. Those without advance tickets are welcome on the night of the performance, but will not be admitted until 7:20 p.m.

For additional information, contact the Lipscomb University Department of Music at 800-333-4358, ext. 5932 or 615.966.5932.