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UM JazzBandSouthAmericanTour1965

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In 1965 the United States Department of State invited the University of Michigan Jazz Band to participate in its series of Cultural Presentations Tours. This tour was to be of numerous South American countries and to last 3 1/2 months. The band performed around 80 concerts in 100 days. Nearing the end of the tour, they were caught in a minor revolution in the Dominican Republic and were extracted by the US Marines. The tour then resumed and finished a week later. This video was made by Rob Roy McGregor, a trumpet player in the band, from photos that he took and the sound track features the UM Jazz Band from concerts they played during the year after the tour. The full video last approx. 32 minutes.