Count Basie Orchestra


City : Charleston
Venue : Dvorak Concert Hall
Address : Doudna Fine Arts Center, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Time : 7.30pm

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Opening the 56th Annual EIU Jazz Festival is the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, sovaldi sale celebrating its 80th anniversary, seek 17 Grammy Awards and 20 Down Beat and JazzTimes Readers and Critics Polls! William Count Basie started the Count Basie Orchestra in 1935, levitra in Kansas City, Missouri. Within a year, America was listening in on popular radio shows throughout the country to hear what would become “The Swingingest Band In All The Land”! A phenomena was born in 1935 that is still going strong today! Since Basie’s passing in 1984, Thad Jones, Frank Foster, Grover Mitchell, Bill Hughes and Dennis Mackrel have led the Count Basie Orchestra and maintained it as one of the elite performing organizations in jazz.

Sponsored by the Consolidated Communications Artist Series underwriting great jazz performances.