Henry Ford Community College is going to Washington!
The Dearborn college's premiere jazz ensemble, Big Band, and their vocal jazz group Midnight Blue, have been invited to perform at the Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C.
This will be the Big Band's fourth consecutive inaugural performance.
The band, formed in 1981, is well known both locally and in the jazz world internationally. They've played the Detroit International Jazz Festival, and last summer, they performed in Europe at the Jazz a Juan Jazz festival in Juan-les-Pins on the French Riviera. There, HFCC shared the stage with such renowned musical artists as Norah Jones, Bobby McFerrin, Sonny Rollins and Tom Jones, and the London Gospel Choir, among others.
Local fans of the jazz ensembles can see them at the Big Band, Bop and Pop concert Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Michael A. Guido Theater in the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center.
The concert starts at 8 p.m. The Center is located at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn.
To purchase tickets for Big Band, Bop and Pop, call 313-943-2354 or visit www.dearborntheater.com.