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Big Band Night
Maria Schneider Orchestra • Count Basie Orchestra

Wed / July 17, 2024 - 8:00PM

Two of the biggest big bands in the land take the Bowl stage for a night of swinging good times.

Gate time:
6:00 PM

About this Performance

Experience the full scope of big band when two of the greatest groups going showcase the genre’s range from swanky tradition to fluid modernity.

Maria Schneider is a multiple Grammy winner and the recipient of the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship. Her vision for big-band music is steeped in jazz history and informed by what’s next, and her beautifully imaginative and 21st century approach has led the Maria Schneider Orchestra to become one of the genre’s most vital acts. In celebration of their 30th anniversary, the band will play highlights from throughout their career.

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra carries the paradigm-shifting work of the great bandleader into the future. The winners of multiple Grammys themselves, they’ve counted everyone from Billie Holiday and Lester Young to Joe Williams in their ranks, and they can stomp out the blues and go slick and refined at the drop of a dime.

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