Alumnus wins Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

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Josh Lee, a Temple University alumnus and member of the Count Basie Orchestra, has been awarded a Grammy for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for “Count Basie Swings the Blues.” Having played baritone saxophone with the renowned jazz group for six years, Lee is committed to honoring the nearly century-old band’s history and legacy. An adjunct faculty member, Lee is also a jazz history professor at Villanova University and a recording artist with Temple’s student-run record label Bell Tower Music. He hopes to continue performing with his personal band and release new music while maintaining his commitment to the Count Basie Orchestra.

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