This year the Harry Jones Memorial Concert will feature 2019 Grammy Nominee Carmen Bradford with the Seacoast Big Band, directed by Dave Seiler. Carmen Bradford grew up with music in her home and in her heart. At the age of 22, Carmen was discovered and hired by William "Count" Basie and was the featured vocalist in the legendary Count Basie Orchestra for nine years. Carmen Bradford's body of work reflects a vast depth of musical experience and technical brilliance. She is also recognized for the overwhelming passion she brings to the lyrics. Carmen Bradford has truly contributed to the perpetuation and preservation of this great American art form called jazz and continues to do so at every performance.