The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra with special guest Paula Cole
Date/TimeSaturday, July 8 at 7:00pm
On Saturday, July 8, 2017, Basie is Back! That’s the Count Basie Orchestra! We all remember Basie’s playlist that ranges from “April in Paris,” “Imagination,” “Autumn Leaves, “Oh, Lady Be Good” evoking romance and elegance and our Jazz roots truly started with the “Count!” 18 Grammy Award accolades for this revered orchestra who has been serenading fans for generations and an integral part of our life script! They most recently released their 2015 critically acclaimed “A Very Swingin’ Basie Christmas!” which topped the Jazz charts and sold out on Amazon!
Guest Artist Paula Cole has been celebrated by Peter Gabriel as “an original voice both in what she is saying and how she is saying it!” Cole is a Grammy winner – nominated seven times and April 2017 marks her 20th Anniversary as a Jazz artist with her sixth solo album, “Raven.”
All proceeds from this once-in-a-lifetime evening will go directly to The Rona Barrett Foundation’s “Harry’s House – A Home for Alzheimer’s and Assisted Living at The Golden Inn & Village” which is slated to open in 2018. Harry was Rona’s Dad. He had Alzheimer’s. Rona promised to take care of him until the end. When he succumbed to the illness, she was mobilized to help at-risk and underserved senior citizens through senior housing and Alzheimer’s residency care.
LIVE AUCTION follows intermission.