Monday, June 17, 2002, at the Modesto Junior College Auditorium, 435 College Avenue, Modesto, CA, 95350.
Former member of the Count Basie Orchestra, 84-year-old Living Legend Rodney Richardson spent several years with the Count. Basie and Biggun successfully recruited him as a uniform wearing member .. lured away from Art Tatum .. out-bid Pops" for the privilege of employment ..
Rodney is one of the last of the great craftsmen/artisans/originators of this art form known as jazz" .. one of his best buddies Sweets" has left us for a jam session with the angels .. Rodney lives in Modesto, California with his daughter Michele .. he performs weekly at Verona's Cucina Italiana" in the McHenry Village Shopping Plaza accompanied by his daughter Michele on vocals ..
As a Father's Day Gift .. Rodney will have the opportunity to perform with his alma mater one more once" .. and may be accompanied by his daughter, Michele on vocals .. and and maybe two of his grandchildren on tuba and bass guitar . . 8-) . .
. . having it held on Monday allows musicians to attend!
Info: 209-577-0349, 209-523-5326
Hope to see you there. It's an event not to miss!! Proceeds to benefit the Gottschalk Scholarship Fund.
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