09 July 2008

'dimensions in blue' usaf jazz ensemble band to perform in alexandria, la. 09 august 2008


(ALEXANDRIA, LA.) - The Arts Council of Central Louisiana will host Dimensions in Blue, the jazz ensemble from the United States Air Force Band of the West, in concert on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center. The performance is free of charge and open to the public.

This group performs a wide variety of music ranging from the classics of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Woody Herman, to the more contemporary sounds of Rob McConnell, Bob Mintzer, and Frank Mantooth. The band can also recreate the look and sound of the 1940s Glenn Miller Army Air Corps Jazz Band in a faithful reproduction of the World War II era.

Dimensions in Blue performs in communities throughout Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Louisiana. It has been featured at the Texas Jazz Festival, the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention, the International Association of Jazz Educators Convention, the Corpus Christi Jazz Festival, the Galveston Jazz Festival, and San Antonio's "Fiesta in Blue" activities.

Tickets are free and may be obtained at the box office one hour before the performance and in advance by calling (318) 484-4474.