COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA
Directed by SCOTTY BARNHART
Guest Vocalist 2019 Grammy Nominee CARMEN BRADFORD
February 11, 2023 at 7:30 PM Tickets $45
Dance in the Edgerton High School Fieldhouse
In the history of Jazz, only one bandleader has the distinction of having his orchestra still performing sold-out concerts all over the world, with members personally chosen by him, 30 years after his passing. The Count Basie Orchestra, today directed by Scotty Barnhart, has won every respected jazz poll in the world at least once, along with 18 Grammy Awards. They have performed for kings, queens and other royalty, appeared in several movies and television shows, and have played major concert halls across the globe.
Now, they bring their considerable jazz chops to the Edgerton School District’s Fieldhouse for a night of swinging! Come with your dancing shoes on to celebrate the 20th Anniversary signing of the William and Joyce Wartmann Endowment for the Performing Arts.
Scotty Barnhart is an acclaimed jazz trumpeter, leader, composer, arranger, educator, author and now in his twentieth year with the legendary Count Basie Orchestra has been appointed as their new Director.
A Two-time Grammy Award winner with the Basie Orchestra, three critically acclaimed recordings by pianist Marcus Roberts and over ten recordings with the likes of Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Ray Charles, and Tito Puente, Scotty released his debut solo CD 'Say It Plain' on the Unity Music label. Scotty invited Clark Terry, Ellis and Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Jamie Davis and Etienne Charles to share his compositions and love of standards on Con Alma, Giant Steps and Barnhart's own, Dedicated To You. Say It Plain achieved No. 3 in the Jazz Charts and has received celebrated reviews.
Acknowledged as one of the authorities on the history of jazz trumpet, he intently researched and wrote the ground breaking book The World of Jazz Trumpet - A Comprehensive History and Practical Philosophy. Published by Hal Leonard, it is a valuable source tool for jazz trumpeters, students and jazz fans with interviews from Harry 'Sweets' Edison to Chuck Mangione, technical tutorials, historical events and illustrated with unpublished photographs.
When Scotty Barnhart is not touring with The Count Basie Orchestra or teaching at Florida State University, he performs with his own quintet-sextet and lectures and demonstrates at schools, colleges, universities, conferences around the world, spreading jazz music to ensure its future for others to explore and enjoy.
Tickets available online at https://tickets.edgertonpac.com/Home/Attractions or by phone (608)561-6093 or (608)561-6200. Series Tickets (Package) is $130 each includes one ticket to each of the 5 concerts.
Funded by the William and Joyce Wartmann Endowment for the Performing Arts