In the history of Jazz, only one bandleader has the distinction of having his orchestra still performing to sold out concerts all over the world, with members personally chosen by him, 30 years after his passing. Directed by Scotty Barhhart, CBO has won every respected jazz poll in the world at least once, won 18 Grammy Awards, performed for royalty, appeared in TV shows and movies, and played at every major jazz festival and major concert hall in the world. The latest honors are the 2018 Downbeat Readers Poll Award as the #1 Jazz Orchestra in the world, and a Grammy Nomination for their 2018 acclaimed recording, "All About That Basie." This great 18-member orchestra is still continuing the excellent history started by Basie of stomping and shouting the blues, as well as refining those musical particulars that allow for the deepest and most moving of swing.
The CBO will feature, The New York Voices, hailed by the Boston Herald as "…the most exciting vocal ensemble in current jazz...to collect such quality voices in one group is rare enough, yet the real trick of New York Voices is how well they mesh…"