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Marine Jazz Ensemble at the Museum of American History

By by Staff Sgt. Brian Rust | United States Marine Band | June 27, 2016


On Thursday, June 30, the Marine Jazz Ensemble will perform three concerts at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. in the National Museum of American History’s Flag Hall. The jazz concerts, part of the Smithsonian museum’s Star-Spangled American Music Series, will feature a diverse mix of music that explores the series theme of “America Participates.” All three performances are free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

“We’re going to be playing a lot of standard tunes and ones that especially have an emotional connection to me,” said Master Sgt. Alan Prather, guitarist and leader of the group. The ensemble will perform a mix of up-tempo music, ballads, and popular hits such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “Dancing On the Ceiling,” “Dream Dancing,” “Teach Me Tonight,” “Waltz for Debby,” and “How Deep Is the Ocean.”

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