Oct 15

Kansas City Seven: The Small Group Music of Count Basie

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Lincoln Center Moments

Photo courtesy of the Frank Driggs Collection at Jazz at Lincoln Center

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This free performance-based program is specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Join us as we bring Lincoln Center’s unparalleled artistry to an intimate and supported setting.

This program includes a one-hour performance, followed by a one-hour discussion, movement, and art-making workshop for participants to reflect upon their experience.


Kansas City Seven: The Small Group Music of Count Basie

Hosted by Justin Poindexter and Chris Pattishall

William “Count” Basie was a master of understatement on the piano and led one of the most durable and swinging bands in the history of jazz. His orchestra was legendary for its tight rhythm section, riff-oriented arrangements, bluesy style, gifted soloists, and propulsive 4/4 swing feel. His spare, syncopated piano playing and exquisite timing influenced generations of musicians. In this program, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Justin Poindexter and pianist Chris Pattishall will lead a septet of extraordinary musicians, exploring some of Basie’s rarely heard small group pieces.


Presented in collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center


This program is free of charge, but registration is required.

All fall programs are currently full, but you may request to be put on a waiting list. To join the wait-list, please fill out this online form or contact [email protected] / 212.875.5375.


Venue Accessibility

Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor

New York, NY 10023


Venue entrance located on plaza level, accessible by elevator, escalator, or stairs from 65th Street

Accessible seat locations and accessible restrooms available

Large-print programs available

FM assistive listening devices available.


With Training and Outreach Support by connect2culture at CaringKind

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