Nnenna Freelon and the Count Basie Orchestra

September 27, 2007

FSU Cultural Events Series

The CES Jazz Club (sponsored by Kauffman Music) presents:

NNENNA FREELON AND THE COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA

Thursday, September 27, 7:30PM

Performing Arts Center Pealer Recital Hall

The World Famous Count Basie Orchestra joins six time Grammy Award nominated vocalist Nnenna Freelon for an unforgettable evening of jazz, soul, gospel, and blues. The Count Basie Orchestra consists of nineteen musicians dedicated to continuing the legacy of one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time; they are in constant demand for TV and films, have won every respected jazz poll in the world at least once, and continue to accumulate awards and special recognitions. Nnenna Freelon’s voice is remarkable for its range and dynamics; her phrasing is precise and straight out of the jazz tradition, but with a slightly modern, even hip-hoppish flavor. Singer, composer, producer, and arranger, she has earned the Billie Holiday Award and the Eubie Blake Award as well as accolades for her work on behalf of children and education. Together, they will sweep you off your feet as they celebrate “Billie and Basie.”

www.nnenna.com

www.countbasieorchestra.com

SPONSORED BY TRI STATE HAND AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, INC.

The CES Jazz Club is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council and is funded in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art; and in part by the Allegany Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council.

For ticket purchase or more information visit ces.frostburg.edu or call the box office at 301-687-3137 or 1-866-849-9237.