City : Red Bluff
Venue : State Theatre for the Arts
Address : 333 Oak Street Red Bluff, CA 96080
Time : 7pm
William ‘Count’ Basie started The Count Basie Orchestra in 1935, discount in Kansas City, Missouri. Within a year, America was listening in on popular radio shows throughout the country to hear what would become “The greatest swing band in all the land!” A phenomenon was born in 1935, that is still going strong today! The band has earned 18 GRAMMY AWARDS!
Since Count Basie’s passing in 1984, Thad Jones, Frank Foster, Grover Mitchell, Bill Hughes, Dennis Mackrel, and now Scotty Barnhart, have led the Count Basie Orchestra and maintained it as one of the elite performing organizations in Jazz.