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The Count Basie Orchestra was one of the most prominent jazz groups of the swing era. The CJRO returns with more music from the Count Basie library. The band will play “One O’clock Jump,” “Splanky,” “Flight of the Foo Birds,” and other Basie greats.

No band swings this music like the CJRO, and Colorado favorite, Robert Johnson will join the band for some vocal selections. The last two Basie shows were complete sellouts, so get your tickets now for this exciting concert.

This week’s Vinyl Vault feature is “A Classy Pair,” namely Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie. This 1979 recording was released on Pablo Records in 1982 and features Ella in fine form in front of the Basie Band for a swingin’ session. The program features many standards such as “Just Sittin’ and a Rockin’,” “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Honeysuckle Rose” and more. Benny Carter provided the arrangements for the album.

Tune in to the Vinyl Vault with host Geoff Anderson on Tuesday, November 20 at 8:30 on KUVO Jazz.

One of the greatest jazz albums of all time was "Basie and Sinatra at the Sands,” recorded in Las Vegas in 1966. On July 21, the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra will collaborate with the noted interpreter of Frank Sinatra, Steve Lippia to recreate this memorable event.

The Duke, the Count, and Stevie Too! | May 11

May 5, 2018

The CJRO was born at the Lone Tree Arts Center back in 2012, and now returns with this exciting concert. Catch the CJRO performing songs from Duke Ellington and Count Basie, along with brand new selections from our Stevie Wonder project! , Songs such as; "It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got that Swing." and "Prelude to a Kiss," along with Stevie Wonder's "Living for the City" and "My Cheri Amour!"


Saturday, May 19th - Performance Schedule:

Parade: starts at 11 a.m. sharp! Beginning at 26th and Welton featuring the Dinosaurchestra Marching Band and Grand Marshals Wende Harston & Dr. Daddio parading up to the Main Stage.

The annual Lifetime Achievements Awards recipients are:

Norman Harris III, Jeff Fard & Lu Vason (posthumous)