The Kennedy Center

The Next Wave


The Next Wave, one of the Navy’s two premier big bands, is comprised of seventeen of our nation’s finest musicians. The band continues the time honored tradition of fostering one of America’s musical treasures: jazz.

The Next Wave plays big band repertoire from the earliest to the most contemporary, including originals and arrangements penned by some of the talented writers within the band. Highlighted with swinging grooves, inspired soloists, and dynamic ensemble playing, the Next Wave is a band not to be missed!
The Next Wave