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Millennium Park Jazz Series: Basie Meets Ellington

Aug 28 2006 - 5:30pm
Aug 28 2006 - 8:00pm

Basie Meets Ellington: Chicago Jazz Orchestra and The
Count Basie Orchestra

Re-creating the historic Big Band Battle of 1961 between Duke Ellington and Count Basie, the Chicago Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Jeff Lindberg (pictured), will tell The Count Basie Orchestra to "Take the A Train" out of Chicago! This historic "battle" will bring out the competitive nature of two of the most talented big bands in jazz today. Both bands will share the stage, trading tunes until the final playoff.

1st Annual BlackOut Festival:
A Tribute Fred Anderson
8:00pm, Sat. 03.21.2009
Velvet Lounge, 67 East Cermak

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