Kalia with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO)
I was honored to perform with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) on Friday, November 4, 2016 and two more on Saturday, November 5. This recording is from one of the Friday shows.
Oh, and I get to solo on One O’Clock Jump, which starts at the 58 minute mark.
Piano player and bandleader William “Count” Basie brought America out of the Depression with the elegant and irresistible swing of Kansas City. Establishing 4/4 swing as a primary jazz style, The Count led one of the greatest big bands of all time, featuring the hard-swinging All-American Rhythm Section, iconic soloists, and a communal feeling that kept the dance floor moving all night. In this hour-long narrated concert featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, crowd participation, and engaging storytelling by Wynton Marsalis, families will learn about Basie’s exciting career and infectious music.