MANSFIELD -- On Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., the magnificent Mansfield Jazz Orchestra and the Richland Academy of the Arts Big Band will appear live and in concert at the Richland Academy of the Arts, featuring the music of the great Count Basie.

Also, being spotlighted will be the Sinatra-Basie vocal stylizations of crooner Brian Michael Smith. Hits to be performed include “April in Paris,” “Shiny Stockings,” “Moten Swing,” “Corner Pocket,” and many more.

Tickets for this concert are now on sale by calling 419-522-8224: $10 for adults; and $8 for students, veterans, and seniors. Richland Academy Students will be admitted free. This is a BYOB event. This performance is one of the four concerts in the Majestic Theatre Jazz Concert Series presented by the Gimbel Foundation. Special thanks to Dr. Marissa Miller at Discovery Dental, Mr. Kent Gimbel, and John & Dana Sherburne for their support.

To purchase tickets or for more information about upcoming events, classes and programing visit or contact Richland Academy by calling Megan Williams at 419-522-8224 or by emailing Paul Martin at

“Richland Academy … where anyone can explore the artist within,” located at the corner of 4th and Walnut St. was founded in 1991 and is supported by the Ohio Arts Council.

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