The University of Central Oklahoma, in collaboration with Tres Amigos Productions, presents The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra directed by Dennis Mackrel. The concert is 8 p.m., February 13 at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth St. in Edmond.
“The Count Basie Orchestra is without a doubt the most famous big band in all of American music history,” said Brian Gorrell, head of Central’s Jazz Studies Division.
Founded by pianist William “Count” Basie in 1935, the Count Basie Orchestra has won 17 Grammy Awards, more than any other jazz orchestra to date. They have also won 20 awards collectively from “DownBeat Magazine,” “JazzTimes Readers” and “Critics Poll.”
This performance is SOLD OUT.
UCO Jazz Lab
100 E. Fifth St.
Angela Morris, Staff Writer of UCO's College of Fine Arts