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  • Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrate Kansas City and Count Basie

    Posted on September 20th, 2005 in Concerts

    On Saturday, September 22, 23 & 24, 2005, at Rose Theater, 8 pm The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs the music of influential Kansas City jazz musicians, particularly the legendary Count Basie and his spare signature piano style.
    Saxophonist Frank Wess, who played in Count Basie’s big band, joins the orchestra to play some of the best of Kansas City’s boogie-woogie jazz.
    This special Kansas City show integrates new talent inspired by rich tradition.

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  • Wynton celebrates Count Basie’s’ 100th birthday

    Posted on January 24th, 2004 in Concerts

    Count Basie had a truly original approach both as a pianist and bandleader. A musical minimalist, he could say more by playing less. In memory of his 100th birthday, Wynton Marsalis introduces a discussion about Basie’s influence on American swing, featuring former Basie bandmate Frank Foster.
    Tuesday, January 27, 2004, 7pm at Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

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