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BC: Sequestration forces Air Force Jazz Band cancellation

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BLUEFIELD Va. -- The United States Air Force's Rhythm In Blue Jazz Ensemble concert scheduled for Monday, March 18 at Bluefield College has been postponed.

Citing recent travel budget cuts imposed on the Department of Defense, the group's commander said the Bluefield stop is just one of several shows shelved on the Rhythm in Blue spring 2013 tour, but pledged to reschedule the Bluefield College concert as soon as funds are available to make the trip.

Nearly 250 fans had already reserved tickets in a week's time for the free performance slated in BC's Harman Chapel, which has an audience capacity of 600. Those original ticket orders will be voided, and fans will be asked to make new reservations when another concert date is scheduled. Details about a new Rhythm in Blue performance will be communicated as soon as they are available.

Rhythm In Blue is a highly entertaining and versatile 13-piece ensemble, which performs the American musical art forms of jazz, blues and funk. The band incorporates a wide repertoire of music into its program from the great jazz masters like Oscar Peterson, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, The Yellowjackets, Charlie Parker, Michael Brecker and Herbie Hancock.

The ensemble also pays tribute to the Big Band leaders of the swing era, such as Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Glenn Miller. In addition, Rhythm In Blue's fabulous vocalist entertains with musical gems from jazz divas like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn and Diane Schuur.

As part of the U.S. Air Force's Heritage of America Band, Rhythm in Blue has a rich history of inspiring public patriotism. The group's commitment to excellence has earned worldwide acclaim and military distinction. Stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia, the world-class musicians travel throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, presenting more 300 events annually for the general public and in support of Airman morale and protocol events.

Performing since 1941, the USAF Heritage of America Band remains at the forefront of communicating Air Force core values and preserving and enriching America's military and musical heritage into the 21st century. For more information about the Air Force Heritage of American band, visit www.heritageofamericaband.af.mil or www.bluefield.edu/airforcejazz, or contact the Bluefield College Music Department by e-mail at cpriest@bluefield.edu or by phone at 276-326-4234.

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