Count Basie Orchestra
performs in Festival concert
LAKELAND, Fla. (Feb. 24,
2003) - Florida Southern College welcomes the Count Basie Orchestra,
led by jazz great Grover Mitchell. The performance begins at 7:30
p.m. March 10 in Branscomb Auditorium.
The legendary Count died in 1984, but his orchestra lives on. Basie
started in Kansas City, Mo., in 1935. He and his orchestra went
on to appear in such places as the Roseland Ballroom in New York,
the Savoy Ballroom, and the Apollo Theater. Mitchell, a lyrical
lead trombonist and soloist, worked with the original Basie group
in the 1960s and 1980s. He returned four years ago as director.
Tickets are $25. FSC students are admitted free of charge; non-FSC
students pay half price. For ticket information, please contact
the Branscomb Auditorium box office at (863) 680-4296.
About Florida Southern College
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.