USAFE Band Enchants Audiences at Warsaw’s Łazienki Park and Local School for Visually Impaired

Members of the Jazz Ambassadors with students from a local school for visually impaired youth

On April 21 at the exquisite Royal Łazienki Theater in Warsaw’s Łazienki Park, the Jazz Ambassadors from the visiting U.S. Air Force Europe (USAFE) Band delighted 200 spectators with American music classics.  The 14 male and female musicians played and sang Big Band music, Glen Miller originals, Ella Fitzgerald masterpieces and contemporary jazz composed by their members.  The Jazz Ambassadors were introduced by Royal Łazienki Museum Director Zbigniew Wawer and Ambassador Paul Jones.  Ambassador Jones thanked the band for coming to Poland and touring around the country in support of the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Poland’s 100 Years Together campaign that celebrates the people-to-people ties that have united Poland and the United States over the last century.  At the end of the concert, the Jazz Ambassadors ventured into the crowd to play and sing to spectators in their seats.  They also sang Happy Birthday to a child with special needs after the performance.  On April 22 part of the band traveled to a nearby town to perform a concert for visually impaired youth.  While there, a talented teenage student sang her own rendition of Mamma Mia to the delight of the Jazz Ambassadors.  The Jazz Ambassadors continue their nine day tour of Poland in Grudziądz (April 24)  before concluding with a grand finale concert at the Szczecin Philharmonic Hall (April 26). Be sure to catch one of the USAFE Band’s remaining can’t-miss shows across Poland!