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The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra™®
Directed by Dennis Mackrel,
with Guest Vocalist Carmen Bradford

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra

Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm
The Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street, Ventura, CA

Attention hipsters young and old! This afternoon concert at the Majestic Ventura Theater will have seats for all and a dance floor too. Listen from your seat, bop ‘til you drop, or sip wine at the bar to the strains of the orchestra that made the big band era so big. 30’s and 40’s attire encouraged!

Through its school and workshops in Kansas, young players have been trained in the style of the swing era down to the last comma, often playing alongside the musicians who played with Basie. For those who may think a swing era hit like “April in Paris” or Basie’s own “One O’Clock Jump” are a bit sophisticated or buttoned down, wait till the new Basie Band lets loose with vocalist Carmen Bradford!

To listen to more from the Basie Band’s website click here

The Count Basie Orchestra mark appears under license from the William J. Basie Trust

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