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Count Basie: From Kansas City to Harlem
with John Wriggle

Week 1 - Early Basie Stride/Boogie/Swing

Can’t commit to a full course? Single classes are now available at Swing University for $35 each (fees may apply).

In week one, we look at the music that inspired the young Count Basie, and explore some of his earlier recordings and bands. Throughout the class, we’ll listen to the music of Fats Waller, Walter Page’s Blue Devils, Bennie Moten’s Kansas City Orchestra, and trace the emergence of Count Basie orchestra and All-American rhythm section.


Please note: the September 19 meeting of this class will convene at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s administrative offices, at 3 Columbus Circle. These offices are located on Broadway between 57th and 58th streets. Email swingu@jazz.org for more information

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Frederick P. Rose Hall, 5th floor

Broadway and 60th Street


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$35 per person