Swingin' The Blues Count Basie




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2017 is the 60th anniversary of Count Basie's first visit to Britain and of the album The Atomic Mr Basie. Featuring the best of London's jazz and big-band musicians, Paul Lacey's Back To Basie is the only professional big-band in Britain to specialise in the music of Count Basie, playing the music of Basie's second great orchestra of the 1950s and 1960s, the legendary 'Swingin' Machine': straight ahead swing, played with dynamics, good humour, and a large dose of the blues!

Launched in 2001, Back To Basie has presented concerts with "Uncanny accuracy and style" throughout Britain and Europe to great reviews. Featured vocalist is Jacqui Hicks - "a singer of warmth, poise, and intelligence". Back To Basie has been voted Best Big Band in the British Jazz Awards - six times!

"The music and the magic of Count Basie were back in town!" - Sunday Times
"Brilliant…a really exciting band!" - Dame Cleo Laine
"Truly staggering performance…world-class" - Humphrey Lyttelton


Live music
 

Venue : Pamoja Hall, The Space, Sevenoaks School

Ticket Price : £25


 


 

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