This Weekend: Count Basie Orchestra at Yoshi’s San Francisco

Tonight and tomorrow, Dec. 20-21, you have the opportunity to see a classic take the stage at Yoshi’s San Francisco. The legendary Count Basie Orchestra directed by Denis Mackrel, will be performing at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. both nights.

Tickets are $35 for the 8 p.m. shows and $29 for the 10 p.m. shows. Tonight’s 8 p.m. show is already sold out, so don’t hesitate!

The orchestra was begun in 1935 by William Count Basie, with Kansas City as its home base. Within a year, America had hopped on the bandwagon and dubbed the orchestra “The Swingingest Band in All the Land” – a phenomenon that is still going strong today.

Though Basie passed away in 1984, the orchestra has been led by powerhouses such as Thad Jones, Frank Foster, Grover Mitchell and Bill Hughes. Now Mackrel will strut his stuff. Enjoy!

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