Black History Month_2021-CountBasie-CabCalloway
THE COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA
is a 16 to 18 piece band founded by Count Base in 1935. It has won 18 Grammy awards and is one of the most prominent jazz performing groups of the swing era. The orchestra has performed for royalty and presidents, in every major concert hall in the world, and in television shows and movies.
Performed at The Grand – January 1986 with Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme
CAB CALLOWAY’S LEGACY OF SWING
honors the rich and enduring musical tradition of Cab Calloway, the “King of Hi-De-Ho.” Cab was a world-famous legend with a unique Big Band sound and a skatty style of flamboyant jazz. Led by his daughter Chris Calloway, the Cab Calloway Orchestra features Chris as the vocalist, performing her father’s music.
Performed at The Grand – January 2001