Friday, October 5, 2018

Big Band Jazz Concert With Full Count Big Band Featuring vocalist Carrie Jackson at Bickford

(Morristown, NJ) – The sounds of the big band era will resonate during the Jazz Season Opener at the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum on Monday, October 22 at 7:30PM.

The Full Count Big Band is bringing a “Big Band Jazz Concert” to the Bickford Theatre featuring Jazz vocal stylist and recording artist, Ms. Carrie Jackson. The performance will feature music from some of the most famous Jazz and Big Band musicians, band leaders and arrangers including Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Ray Anthony, Louis Armstrong, Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman to name a few.

The Full Count Big Band has been performing in the New York Metropolitan area since the year 2000 and consists of some the most prominent Jazz Artists, many of whom have travelled the world with prominent Big Bands. The Full Count Big Band is a seventeen piece orchestra that has been performing together for over a decade. This live music band performs regularly at a wide variety of events, fundraisers and at jazz clubs.  Their music is eclectic, not just nostalgic.
“The success of the Full Count Big Band over the last eighteen years is due to the camaraderie of the musicians that has developed and remained strong says, John Thompson, Administrator for Full Count Big Band.  We truly enjoy our work and play together and it is obvious to our audiences who seek us out for more. What began as a parent/child community Jazz Band has endured and grown into an organization that is filled with talented musicians who seek membership and appreciate the genre of music that has remained in force in spite of the popularity of the current day millennial era”.

Ms. Carrie Jackson is a New York/New Jersey based jazz vocal stylist and is considered one of the most consistently interesting singers in the metropolitan area, and is one of the top jazz artist's around today providing for classical performances in jazz favorites, soulful sultry pop, blues and poignant mellow gospel. She combines jazz originals, standards, pop/blues tunes, and open improvisation in an adventurous, genre-bending style that's inspirational and original; a singer with a Sound!  Carrie performs the music of the jazz greats as well as musical selections songs from the Great American Song Book. She is the President and CEO of C-Jay Recording & Productions, Inc.


Museum Members: $18

Non-Members: $20

Seniors: $18

Tickets can be purchased for by calling the Box Office at 973.971.3706 or by visiting

To become a Member, visit, email, or call 973.971.3721.  

About the Morris Museum

Founded in 1913, the Morris Museum is an award-winning, community-based arts and cultural institution serving the public through its exhibitions in the arts, sciences and humanities.  The Museum is home to the historic and internationally-significant Murtogh D. Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata. Changing exhibits of contemporary content also explore the Guinness themes of art, sound, and motion.  The adjacent Bickford Theatre is the museum's 312-seat performing-arts facility, offering unique programming, often related to the museum's exhibition themes. Continuously serving the public since 1913, the Morris Museum has a proud tradition of innovative educational programs and family events.  The first museum in New Jersey to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, it has been designated a Major Arts Institution and has received the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Citation of Excellence, among other awards.

Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office.  The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility. Box office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Walk-up hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Morris Museum is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Location and Hours

The Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00pm. In addition, the Museum is open evenings from 5:00 to 8:00pm on the second and third Thursday of the month. Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is always free for Museum members.  For more information, call (973) 971-3700, or visit

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