By TOM STANKARD
IRONWOOD — To salute the U.S. military, The Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble will perform at the Historic Ironwood Theatre Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Bruce Greenhill, HIT managing director, said the ensemble is a band of 18 professional, enlisted musicians whose repertoire ranges from traditional big band jazz, to bebop and swing, to modern jazz.
Greenhill said it is a Glenn Miller-style band and the concerts are just as likely to feature the music of contemporary composers as the classic sounds of Count Basie.
Over the years, the band has backed many j...