20 Apr 19:30

Big Band RTV Slovenija featuring Carmen Bradford

Conductor Sigi Feigl
Multiple Grammy award winner Carmen Bradford is coming to Ljubljana in April.

Big Band RTV Slovenija will host Carmen Bradford, a unique and remarkable artist who was just recently honored with another Grammy Award for the "Best Large Jazz Ensemble" as a vocalist with the Count Basie Orchestra, just a couple of weeks ago! Don’t miss this unique chance to hear this amazing artist performing live with the Big Band RTV Slovenija under the artistic guidance of Austrian conductor Sigi Feigl in Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana. 

Carmen was discovered and hired by William "Count" Basie at the age of 22 years old and was the featured vocalist in the legendary Count Basie Orchestra for nine years. She has since performed and/or recorded with Wynton Marsalis, John Clayton, along with the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra, Nancy Wilson, George Benson, Frank Sinatra, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and countless other artists around the world. 

Carmen performed on two Grammy Award-winning albums with the Count Basie Orchestra in the 1980s and later collaborated on a third Grammy Award-winning album, "Big Boss Band," with guitarist George Benson in 1991. Carmen Bradford's 2004 release, "Home With You" (Azica Records), is a warm and beautiful collection of vocal and piano duets with jazz great Shelly Berg. The album is yet another departure for Carmen, offering her fans a stripped-down, intimate portrait of the artist they have grown to love. Carmen Bradford returned to her big band roots with the release from "Sherrie Maricle & The DIVA Jazz Orchestra" featured on 'Live from Jazz At Lincoln Centers Dizzy's Place." This also brought Carmen back to her big band family, The Count Basie Orchestra, which she continues to tour with to this day. Carmen Bradford has never stopped performing with her Basie family, the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra. Even after all these years, Carmen has always said, "when they call me, I go." She has never forgotten Mr. Basie, who opened that wonderful door and gave her wings. The 2019 Grammy-nominated album, "All About That Basie" with the Count Basie conducted by Scotty Barnhart on Concord Records, featuring Carmen Bradford, Stevie Wonder, Take 6, among several others - it just doesn't get any better than this. 

Carmen Bradford's body of work reflects a vast depth of musical experience and technical brilliance. She is also recognized for the overwhelming passion she brings to the lyric. Carmen Bradford has truly contributed to the perpetuation and preservation of this great American art form called jazz and continues to do so.
 

Big Band RTV Slovenija featuring Carmen Bradford

20 Apr 19:30
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