Count Basie Orchestra live in Auckland

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra is set to play in New Zealand for one night only at the ASB Theatre on Monday 30 July, and Magic has your chance to attend!

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Directed by veteran trumpeter Scotty Barnhart, the 18-piece Count Basie Orchestra features a peerless array of instrumentalists from the upper echelons of the international jazz world.

Current members still include trombonist Clarence Banks, hired all those years ago by Basie himself, and special guest vocalist Carmen Bradford, who has performed with artists including Tony Bennett, James Brown, and Frank Sinatra. Count Basie heard Bradford sing and immediately hired her as vocalist for his Orchestra.

A special feature this tour will be the Orchestra’s tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald and the immortal Louis Armstrong. The Basie Band had a strong history with both artists and their reverence for them will shine through in this homage to these two greats of jazz.

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