Count Basie Orchestra

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Courtesy Count Basie Orchestra.
Courtesy Count Basie Orchestra.

Sunday, Oct. 19

Jazz lovers will want to head for the Jazz Depot when the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame welcomes the Count Basie Orchestra on Sunday, Oct. 19. Started in 1935 by its namesake and bandleader, the orchestra continues Basie’s legacy of live music performance and the sweep of swinging jazz. Honored and revered, the orchestra still includes members selected by Basie. And fans can expect to hear favorites of the era along with Basie’s works, including his signatures – “One O’Clock Jump” and “April in Paris” (which he did not compose, but made his own). The concert begins at 5 p.m. at the Jazz Depot, 111 E. First St., in Tulsa. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $25 for reserved table seating and $45 for VIP tickets. Read more at www.okjazz.org.

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