Vocalist Kevin Mahogany is on the line, talking to Midday Jazz's Riva Blue about his upcoming turn Wednesday, September 25 at Cobb Energy Performance Centre's Jazz Roots Series Tribute To Ella, Joe and Basie. Count Basie’s music, characterized by a blues-steeped jumping beat and contrapuntal piano accents, was a showcase for top-singers. This show honors two great singers whose performances with the Count reached legendary proportions.
Joe Williams, the blues legend will be presented by DownBeat poll winner Kevin Mahogany. Janis Siegel, as a member of the eight-time Grammy winning group—Manhattan Transfer, will pay homage to the great jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald. To top off this momentous evening, we will present the legendary Count Basie Orchestra.
Traditional Jazz Heads won't want to miss this latest installment of Jazz Roots.
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