NORWICH – The Chenango County Council of the Arts in Norwich kicks off its 2008/09 Performance Series on Sept. 27 with a free performance by the United States Military Academy Band’s Jazz Knights, co-sponsored by The Evening Sun.
For over 30 years, the Jazz Knights have brought musical excellence and variety to their audiences by presenting the best of Big Band jazz and popular music. Members of the group are graduates of America’s finest music schools. They are recruited and selected through a competitive audition process specifically for service in the United States Military Academy Band at West Point. Members of the band have played with such jazz icons as Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Ahmad Jamal, and the Glenn Miller Band.