The Emerald City Jazz Kings will open their 2014-15 season at the FEC on Saturday, October 11 with a matinee performance at 1:30 p.m. The concert features many of the original numbers recorded by Frank Sinatra and Count Basie in the 1960s.
Frank Sinatra and Count Basie connoisseurs, two albums which cannot pass by without mention came from a few evenings of live recording in January and February of 1966 in the Copa Room at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Sinatra was headlining that week, with the Basie orchestra opening and backing him up. With music conducted and arranged by Quincy Jones, these star-studded evenings led to many definitive versions of songs readily associated with Frank and the Basie Orchestra.