Jazz is America's music and the U.S. Navy Band Commodores, the Navy's premier jazz ensemble, have been performing the very best of big band jazz for the Navy and the nation for over 40 years. Formed in 1969, this 18-member group continues the jazz big band legacy with some of the finest musicians in the world. Achieving success often involves more than following a plan and instructions. To go beyond basic expectations, creativity is a key component in making something better than what came before. The U.S. Navy Band Commodores will discuss how to foster a creative environment and will perform musical selections that showcase their creativity.