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The jazz orchestra who backed Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong are touring

If you're a jazz or swing fan, you'll definitely have heard of The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra.

They're 83 years strong, and they're one of the most famous and influential jazz/swing bands in the whole goddamn world, backing some of the biggest and best voices in music. Like ever. 

Billie Holiday, Bing Crosbie, Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra. The Count Basie Orchestra has played with them all, and their trombonist, Clarence Banks, was hired by Count Basie himself. 

Make sure you catch these guys while they tour a tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, stopping in Auckland, Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney and of course, Melbourne. 

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra: A Tribute to the Great Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Tour 2018

Monday July 30 - ASB Theatre, Auckland

Tuesday July 31 - Canberra Theatre, Canberra

Wednesday August 1 - QPAC Concert Hall, Brisbane

Thursday August 2 - Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, Sydney

Friday August 3 - Hamer Hall, Melbourne  

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra: A Tribute to the Great Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, presale tickets are availble today, with general sales release on Monday March 19 via the website.