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River City Big Band Plays Basie Straight Ahead and More!

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About the Yardbird Suite

The Yardbird Suite has been Edmonton's jazz venue since 1957. It is the performance venue of the Edmonton Jazz Society, and is an intimate, volunteer-run lounge specializing in...

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Join the River City Big Band as they play Basie Straight Ahead and More! at 7:30PM on Sunday, November 21 at the Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way

The River City Big Band are implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program, meaning proof of vaccination will be required at the door for all patrons aged 12 years and older no exceptions. There will also be various safety protocols in place and must be respected for the duration of the performance. By clicking "Buy Now", you are consenting to follow all rules set by the River City Big Band and Yardbird Suite.

Count Basie has long been considered to be part of the elite group that shaped jazz in the 20th century and is still recognized as being one of the greatest big band bandleaders of all times. Basie’s big-band swing sound, with its roots in Kansas City blues and New York swing, helped shape popular music in the mid-20th century. Basie was recognized as an innovator and a prolific leader. He recorded nearly 500 albums and received nine Grammy Awards.

The Atomic Mr. Basie, recorded in 1958, featured the compositions and arrangements of Neal Hefti and is still seen today as being one of the greatest Basie albums of all time. Basie, Straight Ahead, featuring the music of Sammy Nestico, was recorded 10 years later and is considered to be iconic. Every piece on the album has become a mainstay in the repertoire of the big bands of today. Join the River City Big Band in a tribute to the Count as it presents these two quintessential albums in their entirety.

Ticket Prices:
Adult: $21
Senior: $21
Student: $16
No physical or electronic tickets will be provided. You will need to have your order confirmation ready at the door. Tickets are final sale.

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