It's a guaranteed red-carpet trip down memory lane with this unique spectacle taking us all back to the era of the great ballrooms of New York City in the late 1930s! This 5th edition of the Battle of the Bands faces off two legendary groups facing one another for the very first time: on our left, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, conducted by Paul Mercer Ellington (Duke's grandson). On our right, conducted by Bill Hughes, the Count Basie Orchestra. And first and foremost, the music!
Winner: the Count Basie Orchestra