New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
The sounds of the big band era will resonate during the Jazz Season Opener at the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum on Monday, October 22 at 7:30PM. The Full Count Big Band is bringing a "Big Band Jazz Concert" to the Bickford Theatre featuring Jazz vocal stylist and recording artist, Ms. Carrie Jackson. The performance will feature music from some of the most famous Jazz and Big Band musicians, band leaders and arrangers including Count Basie, Buddy
Rich, Ray Anthony, Louis Armstrong, Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman to name a few.
The Full Count Big Band has been performing in the New York Metropolitan area since the year 2000 and consists of some the most prominent Jazz Artists, many of whom have travelled the world with prominent Big Bands. The Full Count Big Band is a seventeen piece orchestra that has been performing together for over a decade. This live music band performs regularly at a wide variety of events, fundraisers and at jazz clubs. Their music is eclectic, not just nostalgic.
"The success of the Full Count Big Band over the last eighteen years is due to the camaraderie of the musicians that has developed and remained strong says, John Thompson, Administrator for Full Count Big Band. We truly enjoy our work and play together and it is obvious to our audiences who seek us out for more. What began as a parent/child community Jazz Band has endured and grown into an organization that is filled with talented musicians who seek membership and appreciate the genre of music that has remained in force in spite of the popularity of the current day millennial era".
Ms. Carrie Jackson is a New York/New Jersey based jazz vocal stylist and is considered one of the most consistently interesting singers in the metropolitan area, and is one of the top jazz artist's around today providing for classical performances in jazz favorites, soulful sultry pop, blues and poignant mellow gospel. She combines jazz originals, standards, pop/blues tunes, and open improvisation in an adventurous, genre-bending style that's inspirational and original; a singer with a Sound! Carrie performs the music of the jazz greats as well as musical selections songs from the Great American Song Book. She is the President and CEO of C-Jay Recording & Productions, Inc.
Tickets can be purchased for by calling the Box Office or by visiting morrismuseum.org/jazz/.