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City of Alexandria to Host the U. S. Navy Band Commodores on June 16 | News Release | City of Alexandria

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The City of Alexandria will host the “U. S. Navy Band Commodores,” the U.S. Navy’s premiere jazz ensemble, 7 p.m., at the Fort Ward Park Amphitheater, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., on Thursday, June 16. Admission is free, and attendees are welcome to bring a picnic dinner, chairs or blankets or sit in the amphitheater seating.

Led by Senior Chief Musician William C. Mulligan, the Commodores’ mission includes public concerts, national concert tours, ceremonial support in honoring our veterans, jazz education classes and clinics, and protocol performances for high-level military and civilian government officials.

Jazz is America’s music and the U.S. Navy Band Commodores, the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble, have been performing the very best of big band jazz for the Navy and the nation for over 40 years. Formed in 1969, this 18-member group continues the jazz big band legacy with some of the finest musicians in the world. Their concerts are an eclectic mix of traditional big band music, exciting jazz vocal arrangements as well as fresh new instrumental music written specifically for the Commodores of today.

For additional information on the U. S. Navy Band Commodores, visit http://www.navyband.navy.mil/commodores.html.

For DASH bus route and schedule information, call 703.370.DASH or visit www.dashbus.com. For Metrorail and Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit www.wmata.com. Bicyclists may visit alexandriava.gov/Localmotion for the City’s Bikeways Map, which features the City’s best on-street and off-road bikeways.

For additional information on the City’s concert schedule, call the City’s Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592 or visit www.alexandriava.gov/Concerts.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Cheryl Lawrence at 703.746.5419 (VA Relay711), or e-mail cheryl.lawrence@alexandriava.gov.

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