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2024 Guest Clinicians

We are thrilled to present a phenomenal slate of guest clinicians to work with ensembles at the 2024 Kansas City Jazz Summit, starting with our featured guest clinician for the 2024 “Basically Basie” Jazz Heritage Competition, the great Lynn Seaton!

Lynn Seaton

Lynn Seaton

Bassist for the Count Basie Jazz Orchestra, 1985-1987
2024 Basically Basie Jazz Heritage Festival Featured Guest Clinician

Lynn Seaton is one of the finest jazz bassists in the world, appearing on over 125 albums, including the GRAMMY-winning Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra. In addition to his two-year stint with the Basie band, Seaton also has toured with Woody Herman and the Young Thundering Herd, Tony Bennett, George Shearing, Monty Alexander, and the Jeff Hamilton Trio. Seaton has released several critically-acclaimed recordings as a bandleader as well, and he is a Regents Professor in the Jazz Studies Division of the College of Music at the University of North Texas. For more information, visit www.lynnseaton.com.

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