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The Ambassadors entertain spectators in downtown Kaiserslautern, Germany, Friday afternoon. The ensemble, part of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, was participating in ''Swinging Lautern,'' a three-day music festival that ends Saturday night. Another USAFE ensemble, Wings of Dixie will perform at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning.

The Ambassadors entertain spectators in downtown Kaiserslautern, Germany, Friday afternoon. The ensemble, part of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, was participating in ''Swinging Lautern,'' a three-day music festival that ends Saturday night. Another USAFE ensemble, Wings of Dixie will perform at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

The Ambassadors entertain spectators in downtown Kaiserslautern, Germany, Friday afternoon. The ensemble, part of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, was participating in ''Swinging Lautern,'' a three-day music festival that ends Saturday night. Another USAFE ensemble, Wings of Dixie will perform at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning.

The Ambassadors entertain spectators in downtown Kaiserslautern, Germany, Friday afternoon. The ensemble, part of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, was participating in ''Swinging Lautern,'' a three-day music festival that ends Saturday night. Another USAFE ensemble, Wings of Dixie will perform at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Tech. Sgt. Craig Bowman belts out a song as he and the Ambassadors, the jazz band of the United States Air Forces in Europe Band, entertain at the ''Swinging Lautern'' festival in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Friday afternoon.

Tech. Sgt. Craig Bowman belts out a song as he and the Ambassadors, the jazz band of the United States Air Forces in Europe Band, entertain at the ''Swinging Lautern'' festival in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Friday afternoon. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Staff Sgt. Alex Nikiforoff plays the guitar with the Ambassadors as they entertain spectators in downtown Kaiserslautern, Germany, Friday. The Ambassadors, part of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, were participating in ''Swinging Lautern,'' a three-day music festival that ends Saturday night.

Staff Sgt. Alex Nikiforoff plays the guitar with the Ambassadors as they entertain spectators in downtown Kaiserslautern, Germany, Friday. The Ambassadors, part of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, were participating in ''Swinging Lautern,'' a three-day music festival that ends Saturday night. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Staff Sgt. David Fatek blows his sax as he and the Ambassadors entertain spectators in downtown Kaiserslautern, Germany, Friday afternoon. The ensemble, part of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, was participating in ''Swinging Lautern,'' a three-day music festival that ends Saturday night.

Staff Sgt. David Fatek blows his sax as he and the Ambassadors entertain spectators in downtown Kaiserslautern, Germany, Friday afternoon. The ensemble, part of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, was participating in ''Swinging Lautern,'' a three-day music festival that ends Saturday night. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Despite the rain, fans listen to The Ambassadors, the jazz band of the United States Air Forces in Europe Band. They were performing as part of the ''Swinging Lautern'' festival in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Friday afternoon.

Despite the rain, fans listen to The Ambassadors, the jazz band of the United States Air Forces in Europe Band. They were performing as part of the ''Swinging Lautern'' festival in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Friday afternoon. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — The Ambassadors, the premier jazz band of the United States Air Forces in Europe Band, entertain spectators at the Barbarossafest in Kaiserslautern, Germany, Friday afternoon.

The festival, dubbed “Swinging Lautern,” is a three-day music festival featuring jazz, swing, boogie and rock and roll in downtown Kaiserslautern.

Another USAFE ensemble, Wings of Dixie will perform at 11 a.m. on Saturday. The festival runs through Saturday night.


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