The Airmen of Note to Perform Oct. 31

Oct. 21, 1998

by Richard Veit

The Airmen of Note, the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, in Jones Concert Hall on the Baylor University campus.

Downbeat magazine has called The Airmen of Note "one of the best bands anyone interested in big band jazz or good dance music can hope to hear today." Count Basie said of them, "It doesn't matter what kind of bag you put them in, jazz or dance, The Airmen of Note always come out swinging. This is one band you won't want to miss." And Bob Hope said, "No one swings harder than The Airmen of Note -- except for me trying to hit a golf ball."

Based in Washington, D.C., The Airmen of Note are a component of the United States Air Force Band, a storied organization that can trace its history back to late September of 1941, more than two months before the United States entered World War II.

Free general admission tickets are available to the public by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Airmen of Note Tickets, P.O. Box 97408, Waco, TX, 76798-7408. There is a maximum of four tickets per request, and no telephone orders can be accepted.

The concert is sponsored by the Waco Tribune-Herald, KBCT-FM 94.5 and the Baylor School of Music.

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