This event is part of the 43rd International Saxophone Symposium hosted by the U.S. Navy Band, which features over 150 performances, masterclasses and lectures designed for musicians of all ages. First hosted in 1978, the International Saxophone Symposium annually features some of the most renowned saxophonists in the world while highlighting the prominence of the saxophone in both classical and jazz literature.
Saturday night's concert presents the Navy Band Commodores jazz ensemble with special guest Melissa Aldana in an evening of big band and jazz music. Past soloists with the Commodores have included Eddie Daniels, Branford Marsalis, Donny McCaslin, Chris Potter, and Grover Washington, Jr.
This event is open to the public and no tickets are required. The U.S. Navy Concert Band will also perform a concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, January 13 with featured soloists Quatuor Habanera, Robert Young, and Chief Musician Dana Booher. For more information on the symposium happening January 13-14, please visit the U.S. Navy Band’s website.