Medford Arts Center and Medford Township host free community concert

‘Rhythm in Blue’ Jazz Ensemble will be performing on Aug. 15 at 7 p.m.

The Medford Arts Center in cooperation with the Township of Medford, is pleased to announce that the United States Air Force “Rhythm in Blue” Jazz Ensemble will be performing a free community concert on Wednesday, Aug. 15 beginning at 7 p.m. at Lenape High School located at 235 Hartford Road in Medford.

From the swinging sounds of Major Glenn Miller to the best of contemporary big band jazz, the USAF “Rhythm in Blue” Jazz Ensemble plays with style and sophistication. Made up of outstanding Airman-musicians from around the country, “Rhythm in Blue” takes great pride in preserving America’s true art form, developing a new generation of listeners, and representing all Airmen.

One of the few traveling big bands still in existence, “Rhythm in Blue” regularly performs for audiences across the eastern seaboard from Maine to South Carolina. Paying homage to the great big bands of Basie, Ellington, Kenton and Goodman, “Rhythm in Blue” also spotlights the works of modern bands and composers such as the Mingus Big Band, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra and John Fedchock’s New York Big Band.

With music dedicated to our veterans and all Airmen serving worldwide, “Rhythm in Blue” honors our American military heroes for their selfless sacrifice at every performance. Whether presenting the sounds of the great big band era the new sounds of today, they have something for audiences of all ages.

The Village at Taunton Forge Shopping Center is the presenting sponsor of this event.

Tickets are free, but must be obtained in advance by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to USAF Concert, c/o Township of Medford, 17 North Main Street, Medford, NJ 08055 with a request stating the number of tickets desired, or by visiting the Municipal Building or the Medford Arts Center at 16 North Main Street.

For further information, please call 609–654–2608 x324.