San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with the United States Air Force The Commanders Jazz Ensemble on Friday, January 24th, 2014 @ 7:00pm
The Commanders Jazz Ensemble ensures an evening of swinging classics and contemporary jazz for all ears. The group first began in 1959 within the North American Air Defense Command Band, later joining the Air Force Band of the Golden Gate in 1979 and reemerging as the Band of the Golden West.
The 18-piece big band is considered one of the finest of its kind on the West Coast, performing at Carnegie Hall, the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Redwood Coast Jazz Festival, as well as extensively touring the western US and appearing on numerous radio and television shows. The Commanders have performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and recorded music with Marvin Stamm, Steve Smith, Bob Hope, Walt Levinsky, Carl Saunders, and many other artists.