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U.S. Army Blues to perform Sept. 16

RELEASED: Sept. 2, 2010

U.S. Army Blues
U.S. Army Blues

EAU CLAIRE — The U.S. Army Blues jazz combo will perform at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in Phillips Recital Hall of Haas Fine Arts Center.

A master class also will be held with the group at noon Sept. 17 in Room 139 of the Haas Fine Arts Center. Both events are free and open to the public.

Five members of the U.S. Army Blues will be featured in this performance as part of their tour of Wisconsin and Iowa. The group began informally in 1970 and has become an official part of the U.S. Army Band, evolving into the premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Army. It is one of the few remaining professional big bands working today, comprising alumni from prestigious music schools and veterans of the professional music industry.

"We are ecstatic that the premier military combo in the country would visit our university and give a concert," said Robert Baca, professor of music at UW-Eau Claire.

The Army Blues is active in schools across the nation, serving as musical ambassadors for educational outreach and recruitment. They perform at the White House, State Department and various high-profile military venues and international jazz festivals, and members volunteer to perform in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait during the holiday season in support of their fellow soldiers stationed overseas.

The performance is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire department of music and theatre arts and the department's wind and percussion division. For more information contact Robert Baca, professor of music, at 715-836-4371 or bacarj@uwec.edu.

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