Episode No. 70 Jazz KnightsDate: August 16, 2009
Notes: The United States Military Academy Jazz Ensemble the Jazz Knights.
Featuring the United States Military
Academy Jazz Ensemble and two of their albums - At First Light and Commissions 2006. Bringing over three decades of musical
excellence to their audiences, the West Point Band’s Jazz Knights present the best in big band favorites, popular music,
and original compositions and arrangements for jazz ensemble. Members of the group are graduates of some of America's most
prestigious music schools such as the University of North Texas, Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Berklee School
of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. They are recruited and selected through a competitive audition process specifically
for service in the United States Military Academy Band at West Point. Past and present members of the band have played with
such icons as Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Ahmad Jamal, Chaka Kahn, Prince, Billy Cobham, and
the Tommy Dorsey and Glenn Miller Orchestras.