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