CJO to perform the swinging sounds of The Count Basie Orchestra

The Charleston Jazz Orchestra, Charleston’s own resident big band continues its second season with 'Singin’ On Basie', Saturday March 27, at the band’s House of Swing, the Charleston Music Hall.

Conductor, Charlton Singleton returns to the stage with Charleston’s finest musicians to present a program featuring music made popular by The Count Basie Orchestra.

Here's more on the upcoming show from the press release:

CJO Conductor and Artistic Director Charlton Singleton has loaded this show with tunes made famous by the Count Basie Orchestra, CJO's role model. The Basie ensemble, which still performs and tours, has been known for decades for its big, swinging sound. Many of Basie's tunes were sung and that's what Singleton is bringing to the stage March 27. Featured vocalists include Leah Suárez, Tony Burke and Singleton himself, who thrilled the nearly sold out crowd at the CJO January 30 show with a version of “I've Got You Under My Skin,” a gem by Basie and Frank Sinatra that's on this program. CJO did
a Basie program last year, Countin’ on Basie, which generated many requests for vocalists doing the Basie book. This concert's repertoire includes “Pennies from Heaven,” “Lil Darlin,” “Deed I Do” and “Everyday I Have the Blues.”

Adult admission is $30 in advance and $40 day of show. Senior and student tickets are available for discounted rates. Get your tickets ahead of time by clicking here or by calling (843) 641-0011.