Saturday, 17 May 2008

The Count Basie Orchestra with Ledisi in Concert

Just browsing and found this amazing performance by the Count Basie orchestra, with vocals by Ledisi.
WBGO, January 7, 2008 - From the new Yoshi's Jazz Club in San Francisco, the Count Basie Orchestra showcases its joyous swing sound, together with the big, resounding voice of Bay Area native Ledisi.

Bill Hughes leads the new Basie band, with its rhythmic intensity seeped in the blues. They're joined by a 2008 Grammy nominee for Best New Artist, Oakland's own Ledisi — her latest album Lost & Found has helped her achieve mainstream success. And after many midnights on Toast of the Nation from Yoshi's in Oakland, the expansion of this independent club into San Francisco was a major jazz story in 2007

The concert is presented with the help of KCSM San Mateo and KQED San Francisco, with host Jayne Sanchez.

CLICK HERE For An incredible performance, both by the Count Basie orchestra and Ledisi!