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“The greatest big band working today.” —New York Post
Count Basie was honored by the United States government by printing his image on a postage stamp.
Marlena Shaw combines “the soaring sensuality of Sarah Vaughan with the precisely articulated swing of Carmen McRae.”
The Count Basie Orchestra has won 17 Grammy Awards to date.

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For more than 60 years, the Count Basie Orchestra has been the standard by which other big bands have been judged.

Joined by Marlena Shaw, one of the most charismatic and versatile vocalists on the scene today, this American institution is sure to blow the roof off with their signature sound blending jazz and swing.

There is no band like the Count Basie Orchestra, which has garnered every respected jazz poll in the world, accumulated awards — 17 Grammys in all — and continues to tour the world.