We worked around the house. Sue did the treadmill while Paul hit the front yard. Keeping up with the vegetables is a full time job! We got cleaned up mid-afternoon and headed for Cerritos Performing Arts Center to see the Count Basie Orchestra. The Count Basie Orchestra, “more than any other, was the epitome of swing, of jazz that moved with a built-in flowing intensity,” raves The New York Times. The Grammy-winning band’s hits include April in Paris, One O’Clock Jump, and Shiny Stockings. Discovered by Count Basie, Jazz powerhouse Carmen Bradford has been cited by the Los Angeles Times for her “control of mood and dynamics.” Her albums include Finally Yours, With Respect, and Home With You. Comedian Robert Lee hosts the show. We asked Marianne and Craig to be our guests and we met up with the Gunnersons.
We all ended up at Old Ranch meeting up with Linda (James was under the weather). We had a great time and then went home to complete the treadmill and watch a movie.