St. Louis Jazz Orchestra: A Night of Count Basie
The Count Basie Orchestra was one of the leading big bands of the swing era, and songs including “One O’clock Jump,” “Jumpin’ at the Woodside” and “April in Paris” made Count Basie famous worldwide.
Basie led from his piano – but his true instrument was his band. His sound was about efficiency and economy, encouraging a “less is more” sound from band members. “Mr. Basie's band, more than any other, was the epitome of swing, of jazz that moved with a built-in flowing intensity,” wrote the New York Times. His arrangements were relaxed, allowing a clean backdrop for generous solo turns from outstanding musicians in the band.
As the St. Louis Jazz Orchestra takes a tour through the legacy of Count Basie, you’ll hear the finest jazz musicians in the St. Louis area do what they do best – pay spectacular live tribute to big band royalty.
- February 26, 2013
- In the Lee Theater Cabaret!
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