Staff Sgts. Alexis Cole (left)  and Carla Loy Song, will perform Billy Joel songs.   Photo courtesy of West Point
Staff Sgts. Alexis Cole (left)  and Carla Loy Song, will perform Billy Joel songs.   Photo courtesy of West Point

The West Point Band’s Jazz Knights will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 21,at the Trophy Point Amphitheater to present The Music of Billy Joel. Featured vocalists will include Staff Sgts. Alexis Cole and Carla Loy Song on Billy Joel classics including Movin’ Out, New York State of Mind, And So It Goes, Tell Her About It, River of Dreams, and Summer, Highland Falls to name a few. The Jazz Knights will also perform some original instrumental arrangements of other well-known Billy Joel songs. As always, this concert is free and open to the public.

Bringing more than four decades of musical excellence to their audiences, the West Point Band’s Jazz Knights present the best in big band favorites, popular music, and original compositions and arrangements for jazz ensemble. Members of the group are graduates of some of America’s most prestigious music schools such as the University of North Texas, Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, Berklee College of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. They are recruited and selected through a competitive audition process specifically for service in the United States Military Academy Band at West Point.

For concert information, cancellations and updates, call 845-938-2617 or visit  West Point Band news can also be found by following the band on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

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