The United States Air Force Band
Airmen of Note
Jazz Heritage Series
Featuring Guitarist Pat Martino
In 1990, the Airmen of Note established its highly acclaimed Jazz Heritage Series. Since then, legendary jazz icons like Clark Terry and Louis Bellson, as well as today's top artists like Kirk Whalum and Randy Brecker have considered it a great honor to share the stage with the Airmen of Note as it presents this series to ecstatic Washington, D.C. audiences.
The Airmen of Note is one of eight performing units of the United States Air Force Band in Washington, D.C., and is the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force.
Originally created in 1950 to carry on the tradition of Glenn Miller's Army Air Corps dance band, the Airmen of Note is one of today's few touring big bands, and has attracted 18 of the finest musicians in the country.
The Airmen of Note's steadfast commitment to musical excellence and reputation for setting the highest standards has earned the respect of the world's foremort jazz artists. This has led to many collaborative efforts, recordings and performances with such luminaries as Joe Williams, Sara Vaughan and Cleo Laine.
"For the guitarists in the crowd [Martino's] set was a stunning display of expertise by one of the instrument's finest technicians." - Los Angeles Times
Added by cgraci on August 13, 2005