Count Basie

I haven’t contributed in a minute to our #GetGrown lexicon but as I was walking in to work this morning I was reminded of the ultimate in cool, laid back and in the pocket – Count Basie! Just something about the beautiful fall colors, leaves rustling and brisk morning area that brought to mind a sound and persona that is the definition of #Grown in my book. So get you some hot water for your tea or coffee and take a minute to press play and get your real #Grown on.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.