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  • Count Basie Orchestra Returns to the Hollywood Bowl for a Swingin’ Night Full of Big Band Jazz
  • Jul. 28, 2010
  • Dave Holland Big Band And Dave Douglas Big Band Also Perform

    Wednesday, July 28, 2010

    Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts is the corporate sponsor for this event.

    WHAT:

    The Grammy-winning Count Basie Orchestra returns to the Hollywood Bowl with the timeless rhythms which earn them the title of being one of the most swinging big bands in the world. Formed and led by the legendary William "Count" Basie 75 years ago, this group has collaborated with icons such as Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald and continues the legacy left by Basie, maintaining the classic sound of strong, swinging jazz.

    The night starts with two contemporary big bands: Dave Douglas Big Band and Dave Holland Big Band. Trumpeter-Composer and Grammy-nominee Dave Douglas is known for mixing classic and European folk music into traditional jazz with his big band. Both artists have expanded the boundaries of jazz music bringing modern twists to the renowned music genre of the big band. British bassist Dave Holland’s avant-garde jazz band blends together traditional blues and jazz with funk; Holland prides himself in improvising in music from all sides of the spectrum.

    Herbie Hancock begins his tenure as the Bill and Carolyn Powers Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the Hollywood Bowl 2010 season. His influence has produced a jazz series that is filled with an eclectic mix of musical contributions from African and pop to soul and big band, typical of Hancock’s diverse tastes. Other concerts to come in this series include B.B. King and Buddy Guy (August 11); the Neville Brothers, Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Trey McIntyre Dance Project and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band (August 18); Gershwin Across America featuring special guests Jason Mraz, Nancy Wilson and others plus an all-star big band (August 25); and Herbie Hancock: Seven Decades – The Birthday Celebration (September 1) featuring Juanes, Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi plus other guests.

    WHEN:

    JULY 28, 2010 AT 8 PM



    WHERE:

    HOLLYWOOD BOWL

    2301 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90068

    HOW TO PURCHASE:

    Tickets are on sale now at HollywoodBowl.com, at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office (12pm – 6pm, Tues. – Sun.), via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000, or through Ticketmaster. Groups of 10 or more may call 323.850.2050 for information about special rates, subject to availability.

  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org; Leah Price, 213.972.3406, lprice@laphil.org; For photos: 213.972.3034