Wayland to host Air Force jazz ensemble

February 13, 2018

Military man plays a trombone solo.
A trombone player for the Air Force Dimensions in Blue jazz ensemble takes center stage. The ensemble will perform at Wayland Baptist University at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28.

PLAINVIEW – Wayland Baptist University will host the Air Force Dimensions in Blue jazz ensemble from the United States Air Force Band of the West at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28 in Harral Memorial Auditorium. The performance is family friendly and open to the public, free of charge.

The Dimensions in Blue jazz ensemble generates a unique excitement through performances of America’s only original art form: Jazz. As one of the Air Force’s finest and most versatile big bands, Dimensions in Blue features 18 talented musicians from around the country.

The band currently tours over 30,000 miles and entertains over a million people each year. Dimensions in Blue presents outstanding big band jazz to audiences throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. From working with high schools and colleges to promote music education, to fostering national pride and patriotism through community relations concerts, Dimensions in Blue’s commitment to musical excellence reflects the core values of the United States Air Force.

Since its inception, Dimensions in Blue has kept the 1940s Glenn Miller Army Air Corps sound at the center of its musical focus. As Dimensions in Blue’s musical heritage and reputation has grown, it has incorporated a more contemporary sound in order to connect with today’s generation while entertaining and inspiring audiences of all ages with some of the biggest names in the jazz world.

Drawing on the heritage of over 70 years of exciting big band jazz music, Dimensions in Blue looks toward the future to provide audiences with the very best the Air Force has to offer. Proudly performing in the vintage “Pinks and Greens” as well as the modern “blues” of today’s Air Force, Dimensions in Blue continues to deliver world class musical entertainment and demonstrates Air Force integrity, service and excellence throughout the country. Visit the Band of the West online at www.bandofthewest.af.mil or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ bandofthewest.