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    Name: The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra (TWO SHOWS)
    Date: February 3, 2019
    Time: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM CST
    Event Description:

    FitzGerald’s Nightclub & Sidebar welcomes back The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra under the direction of Scotty Barnhart for what are sure to be memorable performances on February 3, 2019 at 3:30pm. Doors open at 2:30pm. Performing with the band is vocalist Everett Greene. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at TicketWeb.

    NOTE: This is a seated show; everyone with a ticket will get a seat. No food allowed; Capri Ristorante is next door if you would like to eat before or after the show. Call Capri at (708) 637-4085.

    About The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra
    The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra won the 2018 Downbeat Reader's Poll and is a 2019 Grammy nominee for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Recording. William Count Basie started the Count Basie Orchestra in 1935, 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 phenomenon was born in 1935, that is still going strong today! 2019 marks the 84th Anniversary of The Count Basie Orchestra. William “Count Basie” (1904-1984) started his orchestra in Kansas City in 1935 and proceeded to develop and maintain one of the greatest jazz orchestras in music history. With Mr. Basie’s meticulous attention to detail, selecting the very best musicians, and making sure that every tune could be danced to, The Count Basie Orchestra soon became the favorite for everyone to listen and dance to with its irresistible Kansas City Swing beat. Count Basie was able to get many of the greatest instrumentalists and vocalists in jazz to be a part of his orchestra, including Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Sweets Edison, Joe Jones, Joe Williams, Snooky Young, Frank Foster, Thad Jones, Frank Wess and Clark Terry amongst others. The orchestra has played many times for Kings, Queens, and other members of Royalty around the world. Appeared in movies, television shows, tv and radio commercials, won every respected jazz poll in the world at least once, and has 18 Grammy Awards, the most for any orchestra. Today, under the leadership of its director, Scotty Barnhart, The Count Basie Orchestra is traveling the world celebrating its 80th anniversary and continuing the excellent standards in swinging and shouting the blues with precision and continuing to be “The Most Explosive Force in Jazz.” 

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    FitzGerald's Nightclub & Sidebar
    6615 W Roosevelt Rd
    Berwyn, IL 60402
    Date/Time Information:
    Sunday, February 3, 2019
    Contact Information:
    $30. Purchase tickets here or at the club.
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