The Rona Barrett Foundation Presents the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra and Guest Artist Paula Cole in a Benefit Concert at The Lobero Theatre on Saturday, July 8, 2017

The Rona Barrett Foundation, a non-profit founded 20 years ago by television entertainment news pioneer, Rona Barrett, dedicated to providing care services and housing solutions for in-need and vulnerable senior citizens, is proud to announce that one of the greatest Jazz bands of our time — the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, will hold a benefit Jazz concert on Saturday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the historic Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. Guest vocalist set to perform with the band and to compliment the evening of incredible jazz music, is Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Paula Cole. All concert proceeds will be earmarked for the Foundation’s new “Harry’s House at the Golden Inn & Village” – A Home for Alzheimer’s and Assisted Living at The Golden Inn & Village.

“The Count Basie Orchestra, directed by Scotty Barnhart, is pleased to be a part of this inaugural benefit concert event at The Lobero Theatre for The Rona Barrett Foundation. This concert merges Rona’s previous entertainment career with her current one in helping underserved senior citizens, inclusive of Alzheimer’s care. The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra has been entertaining audiences all over the world since 1935 and we are excited to entertain Santa Barbara jazz lovers at this historic venue while making money for a very worthwhile cause!” says the Count Basie Orchestra in a joint statement.

The Count Basie Orchestra has won every respected jazz poll in the world at least once; won 18 Grammy Awards; performed for Kings and Queens and royalty around the globe; appeared in several movies, television shows and at every major festival and major concert hall in the world. Today, under the leadership of its Director, Scotty Barnhart, The Count Basie Orchestra is traveling the world and continuing its tradition of being “The Most Explosive Force…

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