Count Basie’s music, characterized by a blues-steeped jumping beat and contrapuntal piano accents, was a showcase for top- singers. Tonight we honor two great singers whose performances with the Count have reached legendary proportion’s. Joe Williams, the Blues legend who called Las Vegas his home, is represented by Down Beat poll winner Kevin Mahogany. And joining the Count Basie Orchestra in paying tribute to the great Ella Fitzgerald, is GRAMMY winner and member of the Manhattan Transfer, Janis Siegel, and 18 year old Decca Records recording star Nikki Yanofsky.