Count Basie and New York Voices to Participate in 20th Annual Jazz Festival Celebration

News Date: 
Fri. 02/01/2013

Area high school, middle school and junior college jazz bands will come to Friends University to celebrate the 20th annual Jazz Festival from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 15-16 in the Riney Fine Arts Center.

A Jazz Vocal Invitational Concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 will feature several college-level jazz choirs from the Wichita area. This concert will be in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium.

The festival will culminate with a headline performance by the internationally recognized Count Basie Orchestra and New York Voices at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway, in Wichita.

Count Basie Orchestra and New York Voices
Count Basie Orchestra | New York Voices

Daytime events on Feb. 15 are free and open to the public. Ticket prices for the invitational concert are $9 for adults, and $6 for seniors and students. These tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677.

To purchase tickets for the headliner concert with the Count Basie Orchestra and the New York Voices, go to, call 316-755-7328, or visit any Dillons Superstore.

For more information about this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or

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