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The Airmen of Note

The Airmen of Note is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. The band of world-class musicians was created in 1950 to continue the tradition of Major Glenn Miller’s band.

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Preview: “Generations” by Brian Landrus Orchestra

Low woodwind virtuoso and composer, Brian Landrus took three years to write his Generations project for his all-star orchestra.

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Review: Common Quartet, THE HIVE

In an age where access to all types of media and information is voluminous, it can be easy to overlook something unique or new.

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Preview: The Airmen of Note

We interview Master Sergeant Ben Patterson, the director, and lead trombonist. We have a conversation about the band, its latest release and what it is like to have a job playing music with the United States Air Force Band.

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Commentary: 7.6.17

Professional military jazz bands have long been a source of employment for instrumental artists and singers. A more modern portion of this music history goes back to World War I when James Reece Europe‘s military band traveled thousands of miles performing for English, French and U.S. troops, along with civilian audiences while touring around the continent of Europe.