Pixel Tracker

Sunday, February 17 , 2019, 4:12 am | Mostly Cloudy 49º


Stomp Your Feet and Swing to the Beat with Count Basie Orchestra at Granada Theatre

The Count Basie Orchestra will perform July 19 at the Granada Theatre. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Kansas City swing band.
The Count Basie Orchestra will perform July 19 at the Granada Theatre. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Kansas City swing band. (Contributed photo)

The Granada Theatre will be swingin' with one of the most iconic names in jazz history, the Count Basie Orchestra live, at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 19.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Kansas City swing band that was and still is an American institution. This special concert is presented by the Granada Theatre Concert Series and sponsored by Montecito Bank & Trust.

William "Count Basie" (1904-1984) started his orchestra in Kansas City in 1935, and developed with meticulous detail one of the greatest jazz orchestras in music history that continues to perform sold-out concerts all over the world. Count Basie was able to attract many of the greatest instrumentalists and vocalists in jazz to be a part of his orchestra, including Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Sweets Edison, Joe Jones, Joe Williams, Snooky Young, Frank Foster, Thad Jones, Frank Wess and Clark Terry, among many others.

Basie died in 1984, but the band plays on under the direction of Scotty Barnhart, with four musicians who played with Basie performing in the band. The Count Basie Orchestra continues Basie's legacy of stomping and shouting the blues with precision and irresistible swing beat. The Count Basie Orchestra has won every respected jazz poll in the world at least once, and has 18 Grammy Awards, the most for any orchestra.

Don't miss "The Most Explosive Force in Jazz" for one night only at the Granada Theatre. Tickets range in price from $28 to $70, and are available through the Granada Theatre's box office. Click here to purchase online or call the box office at 805.899.2222. 

For all sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kristi Newton, director of development, by phone at 805.451.2932 or via email at [email protected].

— Sydney Gardner is a publicist representing the Granada Theatre.

Talk to Us!

Please take Noozhawk's audience survey to help us understand what you expect — and want — from us. It'll take you just a few minutes. Thank you!

Get Started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.