About Us

The Ambassadors have been a fixture in swing-era dance music in the Chapel Hill community since 2003. We are affiliated with the United Church of Chapel Hill and we perform at community events throughout the Triangle area. Please visit our Facebook page for more photos and clips.

Under the direction of Larry Triplett, the Ambassadors revive and recreate the big band music of the Swing Era. Dedicated to the performance of America's greatest popular standards, the Ambassadors Big Band consists of 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, full rhythm section and vocalist Becky King. The ensemble specializes in performing arrangements the timeless swing music of such great Big Band leaders as Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Stan Kenton, among others.

Audiences range from seniors to university students. With the recent renaissance in popularity of both swing music and ballroom dancing, this versatile band offers a diverse playlist to accommodate the many styles of dance, including the Lindy Hop, Fox Trot, Charleston, Tango, and more. The Ambassadors Big Band thrills concert and ballroom audiences with authentic recreations of swing classics that are lively and danceable!

Ambassadors perform for local crowd

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