Count Basie Orchestra

Though the band's namesake has been gone for almost 30 years, some of these players—such as Clarence Banks (trombone), John Williams (sax), and musical director Dennis Mackrel—were on the bus with the Count, and know the charts better than any other players still drawing breath. After playing a couple high schools around the state, the Basie band settles in at Benaroya for a four-night stand. CHRIS KORNELIS

Thu., March 29, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., March 30, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 31, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., April 1, 2 p.m., 2012

 
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