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The Count Basie Orchestra Featuring Carmen Bradford

June 23 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Dinner and cocktail seating and service begins 75 minutes before showtimes.

Jazz and Swing

Celebrating 89 years of Basie Swing


GUEST VOCALIST: *Carmen Bradford


Frank Greene, Lead Trumpet

Shawn Edmonds

Brandon Lee

Endre Rice


* Clarence Banks

Isrea Butler, Lead

Ron Wilkins, Bass Trombone

Mark Williams


Josh Lee, Baritone

Doug Miller, Tenor

Dave Glasser, Lead Alto & Flute

Stantawn Kendrick, Alto & Flute

Doug Lawrence, Tenor


Robert Boone, Drums

Trevor Ware, Bass

Will Matthews, Guitar

Reggie Thomas, Piano

MANAGER: * Dee Askew

*Indicates worked or performed with Count Basie

In the history of Jazz music, there is only one bandleader that has the distinction of

having his orchestra still performing sold out concerts all over the world, with members

personally chosen by him, for nearly 40 years after his passing. Pianist and bandleader

William James “Count” Basie was and still is an American institution that personifies the

grandeur and excellence of Jazz. The Count Basie Orchestra, today directed by Scotty

Barnhart, has won every respected jazz poll in the world at least once, 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. The most recent honor is a 2024 Grammy Win of Best Large Jazz Ensemble for

“Basie Swings the Blues”!

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.

The Count Basie Orchestra


The Belvedere at Crooners
6161 Highway 65 NE
Minneapolis, MN 55448 United States
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