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Presented By Fleece Jazz
Orchestra with vocalist Jacqui Hicks
Directed by trumpet-player Paul Lacey, Back To Basie features London session musicians and jazz soloists all dedicated to the music of Count Basie’s legendary ‘Swingin’ Machine’ - straight ahead swing played with dynamics, good humour, and a large dose of the blues!
Launched in 2001, Back To Basie have since been presenting concerts with “accuracy and style” throughout Britain and Europe to great reviews.
Back To Basie has been voted Best Big Band in the British Jazz Awards six times - in seven years!
“The music and the magic of Count Basie were back in town!”
This is a community production presented as part of the New Wolsey’s annual Open Season. Find out more by browsing the Creative Learning section of our website.
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