American orchestra Count Basie will be coming to Bucharest for an authentic jazz show on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, starting at 20:00 at the Sala Palatului. The orchestra will be led by Dennis Mackrel and Carmen Bradford will perform as a singer in the show.
The orchestra was founded in 1935 by pianist and band leader William Count Basie, in Kansas City, USA. Count Basie and his band soon became one of the most celebrated swing orchestras during the golden age of Big Band Music. Count Basie collaborated with all the greats, including Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Ethel Waters, Sarah Vaughan, Joe Williams, Frank Sinatra and Duke Ellington.
The band has outlived Count and now Dennis Mackrel leads the Count Basie Orchestra and has maintained its place among the international jazz elites. The Count Basie Orchestra has won 17 Grammys, more than any other big band in history.