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Air Force Band, renowned pianist jazz it up

Musical fingers

Jazz pianist Kenny Barron plays during a Jazz Heritage Series performance at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., March 8, 2017. Barron is a six-time recipient of the Jazz Journalist Association’s Best Pianist award and has earned nine Grammy nominations. He is one of many jazz icons who’ve participated in the annual series, which began in 1990. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Viglianco)

Trombonist

Tech. Sgt. Benjamin F. Polk, U.S. Air Force Band Airman of Note trombonist, plays during a Jazz Heritage Series performance at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., March 8, 2017. The annual series featured the Airmen of Note in concert alongside renowned jazz artists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Viglianco)

Plucking strings

Master Sgt. Geoffrey C. Reecer, U.S. Air Force Band Airman of Note guitarist, plucks his instrument during a Jazz Heritage Series performance at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., March 8, 2017. The series began in 1990 and has been broadcast to millions each year through National Public Radio, independent jazz radio stations, satellite radio services and the internet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Viglianco)

Techie

Master Sgt. Dave Graves, U.S. Air Force Band Airman of Note audio engineer, adjusts sound during a Jazz Heritage Series performance at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., March 8, 2017. Graves is part of the technical support office that manages the audio and visual effects for all Air Force band ensembles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Viglianco)

The lights

The U.S. Air Force Band Airmen of Note perform alongside pianist Kenny Barron during a Jazz Heritage Series performance at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., March 8, 2017. The series began in 1990 and has been broadcast to millions each year through National Public Radio, independent jazz radio stations, satellite radio services and the internet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Viglianco)

Thankful

Col. E. John Teichert, 11th Wing and Joint Base Andrews commander, shakes hands with jazz pianist Kenny Barron during a Jazz Heritage Series performance at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., March 8, 2017. Teichert was the performance’s military guest, and he gave a speech thanking Barron taking the time to perform with the U.S. Air Force Band and for the community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Viglianco)

Piano duet

Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ziemba, top, U.S. Air Force Band Airmen of Note pianist, plays with jazz pianist Kenny Barron during a Jazz Heritage Series performance at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., March 8, 2017. Barron was one of three guest artists to perform in this year’s Jazz Heritage Series. The band first established the series in 1990, and every year the concert features the Airmen of Note playing alongside legendary jazz icons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Viglianco)

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