Friends University Jazz Fest presents
Count Basie Orchestra w/the New York Voices
Buy Tickets Saturday, February 16th - 07:30 PM
Reserved Seating: $75 Orchestra Rows A-O, $50 Orchestra Rows P-W; $20 Lower & Upper Balcony
The Friends University Jazz Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the Count Basie Orchestra and the New York Voices.
The Count Basie Orchestra is one of the most thriving big bands in history With 17 Grammy awards, the musicians have grown up with the Kansas City Swing style of Count Basie and add their own voice to the band. With 19 performers, 17 sidemen, 1 vocalist, and 1 bandleader, they’ve becomeÂ the premier jazz band. Check out the Kansas City style swing for yourself. The Count Basie Orchestra celebrates the big band experience through the completely original and identifiable Count Basie repertoire. Come and experience our musical heritage. They will be releasing our latest recording in the next few months,Â be on the look out for new album wherever the Count Basie Orchestra performs.Â Â You can then say, ” I came back to Basie.Â The real Basie! Not a counterfeit….
Celebrating their 20th Anniversary in 2009, New York Voices is the Grammy Award winning vocal ensemble renowned for their excellence in jazz and the art of group singing. Like the great groups that have come before, such as Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Singers Unlimited, and Manhattan Transfer, they have learned from the best and taken the art form to new levels. Their interests are rooted in jazz, but often Brazilian, R and B, classical, and pop influences are infused with equal creativity and authenticity.Â
Tickets are on sale now through Select-A-Seat by calling (316) 755-7328, online by going to www.selectaseat.com, or at any Dillons Superstores, and Plant Employee Clubs.
KMUW is Media Sponsor for this event.