USAF Commanders Jazz Band Ensemble Swings For Free, Dec. 9

The Commanders Jazz Ensemble, part of the US Air Force Band of the Golden West from Travis AFB Calif. is swinging into Rohnert Park for a free concert at the Green Music Center’s Weill Hall on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. The performance features the SSU Jazz Orchestra with vocalist Bonnie Brooks.

Those who wish to attend the concert may get a free ticket by contacting Jenny Juhl in the SSU Box Office at (707) 664-4154. Requests for free tickets must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Under the direction of Senior Master Sergeant Rick Thorp, The Commanders carries on the American musical tradition of the great traveling big bands, yet offers a lot more than the big band sounds. This energetic group of highly-trained professional airmen- musicians plays everything from traditional jazz, cool, bop and swing to Broadway favorites, popular tunes, Latin rhythms, and patriotic music.