Torchbearers of the Kansas City sound pioneered by the Count himself in 1935, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra lights up opening night with its own brand of the swinging spirit. Precision meets passion as these talented instrumentalists, led by trumpet virtuoso Scotty Barnhart and featuring guest vocalist Carmen Bradford, keep the energy high.
June 27 Damrosch Park
Dance floor opens at 6:00 pm
Dance lesson at 6:30 pm
Live music at 7:30 pm
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