Directed by Dennis MackrelFeaturing special guest vocalist Carmen BradfordA once-in-a-lifetime concert opportunity …The living embodiment of '30s and '40s swing, one of the most exuberant and irresistible sounds that ever shook the western world, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra will perform a strictly limited run of concert hall performances in October.Directed by veteran drummer Dennis Mackrel, hired by the late Count himself, along with saxophonist John Williams, trombonist Clarence Banks, bassist James Leary and guest vocalist Carmen Bradford, the 18-piece Count Basie Orchestra features a peerless array of instrumentalists with combined credentials that have topped the upper echelons of the international jazz world for decades.From Billie Holiday to Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra to Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan to Ella Fitzgerald, the Count Basie Orchestra has provided the supremely distinctive sound and swing behind some of the greatest singers of the modern age.Simply put, the Count Basie Orchestra is the real deal, a who’s who of swing spanning generations to maintain the flame of one of the world's best-loved sounds. For Australian audiences, this is a once-in-a-lifetime event, a truly elite jazz ensemble staged in some of our most prestigious venues. Don't miss these historic concerts.
The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra Australian Tour
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10 Oct 2012
The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra @ Hamer Hall - The Arts Centre
11 Oct 2012
The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra @ Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Concert Hall
13 Oct 2012
The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra @ Sydney Opera House - Concert Hall
14 Oct 2012
The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra @ Perth Concert Hall
Hamer Hall - The Arts Centre 10 October, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) Concert Hall 11 October, Sydney Opera House - Concert Hall 13 October, Perth Concert Hall 14 October