By Sharon Fletcher Jones

The Dr. Phillips Center continues to delight with its diverse (pun intended) array of entertainment offerings. Consistently bringing the best of local, national and international talent to the City Beautiful, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is touted as one of the top performing arts centers in the country. In keeping with its solid reputation as such, the Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center will perform Kansas City Suite: The Music of Benny Carter on April 27th & 28th.

Saxophone legend Benny Carter composed 10 songs for Count Basie & His Orchestra in 1960 that honored the many facets of Kansas City, a jazz hot spot in its heyday. The revival of Carter’s iconic suite will be featured in the Center’s presentation of A Swingin’ Good Time.

Led by internationally renowned bassist Rodney Whitaker, The Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center is made possible through the generous support of Joyce and Judson Green and is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida. The curtain goes up on both Friday & Saturday, April 27 & 28, 2018 at eight o’clock in the evening with tickets starting at $39.50. Don’t miss this one-of-kind tribute in the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater located at 445 South Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801.


About the author

Sharon Fletcher Jones is a true Libra, an action-ist, and a budget fashionista. The Portsmouth, Virginia native is also an employment specialist with Goodwill Industries, a life coach and an associate editor at ONYX Magazine. Stacey’s mom (literally) has got it going on. Fletcher Jones’ personal mantra is “It’s the dash that counts.”


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