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The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra directed by Scotty Barnhart

28th – 29th November 2024

The Count Basie Orchestra, today directed by Scotty Barnhart, has won every respected jazz poll in the world, won 18 Grammy Awards, performed for Kings, Queens, and other world Royalty, appeared in several movies, television shows, at every major jazz festival and major concert hall in the world and the most recent honour is a 2024 Grammy Win of Best Large Jazz Ensemble for “Basie Swings the Blues”!

Ticket prices

£60 – £80

Line-up

Scotty Barnhart – director
Line-up TBC

Upcoming performances

28 November at 17:30

28 November at 20:30

29 November at 17:30

29 November at 20:30

Current members include musicians hired by Basie himself: Frequent guest vocalist Carmen Bradford (joined in 1983) and trombonist Clarence Banks (1984). Long-time members include Doug Miller (1989, formerly w/Lionel Hampton), guitarist Will Matthews from Kansas City (1996), and members who have 15-25 years of service; trombonist Mark Williams, trumpeters Shawn Edmonds and Endre Rice, saxophonists Doug Lawrence (formerly w/Benny Goodman) and returning on lead alto, David Glasser. Newer members include bassist Trevor Ware, lead trumpeter Frank Greene III and trumpeter Brandon Lee, pianist Reginald Thomas, lead trombonist Isrea Butler, bass trombonist Ronald Wilkins, alto sax and flute Stantawn Kendrick and the youngest members, drummer Robert Boone and baritone saxophonist Josh Lee.