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Count Basie Orchestra - Denton, TX

  • Murchison Performing Arts Center 2100 North Interstate 35 Denton, TX, 76201 United States (map)

$20.00 Admission

Fine Arts Series Presents: The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm


2015 marked the 80th Anniversary of The Count Basie Orchestra. William J. “Count” Basie (1904- 1984) started his orchestra in Kansas City in 1935 and proceeded to develop one of the greatest jazz groups in history. Under Basie’s leadership -- with a strong commitment to making sure every tune was danceable -- the orchestra featured many of the greatest instrumentalists and vocalists in jazz including Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Jo Jones, Joe Williams, Snooky Young, Frank Foster, Thad Jones, Frank Wess, Clark Terry and many more. They played for Kings and Queens, appeared in movies and television shows and won 18 Grammy® Awards, the most for any orchestra. Today, under the leadership of its director, Scotty Barnhart, The Count Basie Orchestra is traveling the world singing and shouting the blues with precision, in Count Basie’s unmistakable style of Kansas City swing.

Tickets available at soon! 


The Murchison Performing Arts Center

Event open to: 

Open to the public

Ticket Price: 

Free for UNT Students, $5 for student guest, $10 for UNT Staff/Faculty/ Alumni, $20 for general public

Department or Sponsor: 

The Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series

Contact Name: 

Mike Fleming

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 

940-565- 3815

Expected Attendance: 

100 - 500

Earlier Event: February 5
Count Basie orchestra - Indianapolis, IN
Later Event: February 7
Count Basie Orchestra - TBA