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Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018

Jazz Series Presents: A Tribute to Count Basie Orchestra

Round Midnight spotlights one of Jazz music's King of the "cutting contests" -- pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer... Count Basie & his Orchestra! This tribute will be performed by THE NEW GUARD BIG BAND: Saxophones: Hugh Lovelady, Mary Petrich, Elliot Ventimiglia, Ted Belledin, Jerry Donato Trombones: Bill Foy, Benjie Messer, Milas Yoes, Richard Lillard Trumpets: Fred Forney, Denny Monce, Kevin Tangney, Danny Doyle Piano: Shea Marshall Guitar: Steve Himmelstein Bass: Jon Murray Drums: John Lewis The New Guard Big Band is Phoenix's premiere jazz orchestra, comprised of the most talented and in-demand musicians in the Valley. Focusing primarily on the works of Count Basie and his Famous Orchestra, this 17-piece ensemble seeks to expose the relevance and vitality inherent in that music by balancing faithful adherence to tradition with the excitement and energy of live performance.

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