All the members of this U.S. Navy Sextet agree that serving their country by playing jazz is a pretty sweet gig.
Heck, yes! Unlike most young jazz musicians, they have steady work, decent pay, job security and great benefits. And do they ever have fun.
Other military jazz bands that we’ve hosted seem to gravitate to music from the golden age of jazz—the ‘modern jazz’ of the late 50s through mid-60s—guided by the greats: artists like Miles, Coltrane and Bill Evans.