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Count Basie News

Date Of Birth:
August 21, 1904
Date Of Death:
April 26, 1984 (79)
Birth Place:
Red Bank, NJ, USA
Gender:
Male
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Rob Thomas Announces Long Awaited New Single 'Truse You'Rob Thomas Announces Long Awaited New Single 'Truse You'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Emblem/Atlantic recording artist Rob Thomas has announced details of his eagerly awaited new single. 'Trust You' the multiple-GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter's first new solo release in more than six years is available now on all DSPs. Fans can purchase the single here: http://smarturl.it/TrustYou (more...)

KKJZ 88.1 Presents Benefit Concert: A Swinging Tribute to Count BasieKKJZ 88.1 Presents Benefit Concert: A Swinging Tribute to Count Basie
by Ellen Dostal - May 21, 2015

KJazz is throwing its third annual benefit concert at the Music Center's Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday, June 27th at 8pm. The show will feature a Swinging Tribute to Count Basie by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band and special guests Lee Ritenour, Gregg Field, and the Sara Gazarek Band. (more...)

FOR THE LAST TIME Begins Tonight at Theater RowFOR THE LAST TIME Begins Tonight at Theater Row
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Beginning performances tonight, FOR THE LAST TIME is a new jazz musical with music and lyrics by celebrated composer Nancy Harrow (This Side of Paradise), book by Will Pomerantz and Nancy Harrow, directed by Will Pomerantz (The Blue Flower), arrangements/ orchestrations by Dennis Mackrel (Conductor of the Count Basie Band), with music direction by Cody Owen Stine (Murder Ballad). It is getting its world premiere at Theater Row's Clurman Theatre and will celebrate its opening on May 28 and running through June 20, 2015. Tickets are $39-79 and can be purchased by visiting www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. (more...)

Darren Criss Hosts BROADWAY JUNIOR Today at the Imperial TheatreDarren Criss Hosts BROADWAY JUNIOR Today at the Imperial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The 10th Anniversary celebration of The Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International arts education program, Broadway Junior, will take place today, May 19, 2015 at at 10:30 a.m. at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 W. 45th St.). The event will be hosted by 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' star Darren Criss. (more...)

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' 2015-16 Season Celebrates 40 Years of InspirationScottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' 2015-16 Season Celebrates 40 Years of Inspiration
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a star-studded 2015-16 season of music, dance, theater, comedy, film and more. Among the many highlights are performances by BalletBoyz, Margaret Cho, Joan Collins, Alan Cumming, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Ana Gasteyer, The Hot Sardines, Jane Lynch, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and The TEN Tenors, all of whom will be making their Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts debuts, alongside returning favorites such as Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, Arturo Sandoval and Poncho Sanchez, Martin Short, and Tommy Tune. (more...)

The Jost Project to Salute Composer Evan Solot at Chris' Jazz Cafe', 6/12The Jost Project to Salute Composer Evan Solot at Chris' Jazz Cafe', 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

On Friday, June 12 from 7 to 10 p.m., The Jost Project will perform at Chris' Jazz Cafe and salute a legend in Philadelphia -- Composer Evan Solot. (more...)

Darren Criss Set to Host BROADWAY JUNIOR at the Imperial Theatre!Darren Criss Set to Host BROADWAY JUNIOR at the Imperial Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The 10th Anniversary celebration of The Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International arts education program, Broadway Junior, will take placeTuesday, May 19, 2015 at at 10:30 a.m. at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 W. 45th St.). The event will be hosted by "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" star Darren Criss. (more...)

Jackson Browne Announces Additional 2015 US Tour DatesJackson Browne Announces Additional 2015 US Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne adds September and October U.S. shows his 2015 tour in support of his album,Standing In The Breach. (more...)

Birdland to Present APOLLO LINK, Formerly #SpideyBoys, Next WeekBirdland to Present APOLLO LINK, Formerly #SpideyBoys, Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is proud to present APOLLO LINK, Monday, May 11th at 7pm. (more...)

Diane Schuur, Lorin Cohen and More Set for Birdland, Week of May 18Diane Schuur, Lorin Cohen and More Set for Birdland, Week of May 18
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its performances for May 18 - May 24, featuring Diane Schuur, Lorin Cohen, Natalie Douglas, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra Plays BirdlandPhoto Coverage: The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra Plays Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 8, 2015

 Birdland is 63, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra is 80, and  Frank Sinatra is 100.  Gianni Valenti, Birdland owner announced the orchestra and the swinging engine of the Basie Band blasted off with "Come Fly With Me" at the "Jazz Corner of the World" last night. Regardless of how good the fidelity is on your Beats Headphones and McIntosh Amplifier, it doesn't come close to the sound being heard on 44th Street. The original charts might have some wear and tear from page turning by Basie musicians over the years, but the music was clear, precise, and  exciting as when the band made their home at Birdland in the 1950's. Scotty Barnhart is now the Director of The Count Basie Orchestra which has won 18 Grammy Awards and 20 Downbeat and Jazz Times polls. He follows in a long line of Jazz greats that have led the orchestra since Basie's passing in 1984. Thad Jones, Frank Foster, Brover Mitchell, Bill Hughes, and Dennis Mackrel have been prior directors.  Scotty pointed out that the band might have been formed in 1935, but they are very current and are on Facebook, and have a great website. Carmen Bradford, a Basie choice supplied the vocals.  (more...)

Chris Pinnella Set for APAC's SINATRA & COMPANY with Art Topilow, 5/31Chris Pinnella Set for APAC's SINATRA & COMPANY with Art Topilow, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

To mark the 100th birthday year of America's favorite crooner, Pinnella and the Topilow brothers will present an evening of Frank Sinatra's biggest hits, many newly arranged by bassist Gary Mazzaroppi, including such favorites as 'In the Wee Small Hours,' 'Come Fly with Me,' and 'I've Got the World on a String.' (more...)

Stooges Brass Band, Plena Libre, Nebraska Jazz Orchestra and More Set for JAZZ ON THE GREEN 2015Stooges Brass Band, Plena Libre, Nebraska Jazz Orchestra and More Set for JAZZ ON THE GREEN 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Omaha Performing Arts again presents Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing this summer. The free outdoor concert series runs six consecutive Thursdays, from July 9 to August 13, 2015, in Turner Park at Midtown Crossing. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. on the permanent stage of The Pavilion at Turner Park. The lawn is open beginning at 5:00 p.m. every Thursday. This is the fifth year Omaha Performing Arts has presented the popular series. (more...)

Playwrights Theatre Announces High School, Elementary Winners of 2015 NJ Young Playwrights ContestPlaywrights Theatre Announces High School, Elementary Winners of 2015 NJ Young Playwrights Contest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Playwrights Theatre is pleased to announce the High School and Elementary School winners of the 32nd Annual New Jersey Young Playwrights Contest. (more...)

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga Sell Out Ravinia ConcertsTony Bennett and Lady Gaga Sell Out Ravinia Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's CHEEK TO CHEEK tour is now the fastest sell-out in Ravinia history! The Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27, performances are officially sold out. (more...)

BWW Interview:  James Snyder talks about EVER AFTER and BirdlandBWW Interview: James Snyder talks about EVER AFTER and Birdland
by Joseph F. Panarello - Apr 29, 2015

James Snyder discusses his long run in IF/THEN, his upcoming role in EVER AFTER and his concert at Birdland (more...)

Barbara Morrison to Perform at CdM's Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 5/3Barbara Morrison to Perform at CdM's Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Grammy-nominated jazz singer Barbara Morrison will perform Sunday (May 3) with accomplished musicians Llew Matthews, Luther Hughes and Peter Buck at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. The show begins at 6 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA at NJPACBWW Reviews: NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA at NJPAC
by adam cohen - Apr 27, 2015

Cancel all weekend plans and get the Count Basie Theater or NJPAC for this concert. Amazing performances. (more...)

Count Basie Orchestra, Daniel Reichard and More Headed to Birdland, Week of 5/4Count Basie Orchestra, Daniel Reichard and More Headed to Birdland, Week of 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for May 4 - May 10, featuring The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra with guest vocalist Carmen Bradford, Daniel Reichard in a special Mother's Day concert, Barbara Carroll, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Nancy Harrow's FOR THE LAST TIME to Premiere Next MonthNancy Harrow's FOR THE LAST TIME to Premiere Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

FOR THE LAST TIME is a new jazz musical with music and lyrics by celebrated composer Nancy Harrow (This Side of Paradise), book by Will Pomerantz and Nancy Harrow, directed by Will Pomerantz (The Blue Flower), arrangements/ orchestrations by Dennis Mackrel (Conductor of the Count Basie Band), with music direction by Cody Owen Stine (Murder Ballad). It will get its world premiere at Theater Row's Clurman Theatre beginning performances May 19, opening May 28 and running through June 20, 2015. Tickets are $39-79 and can be purchased by visiting www.Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. (more...)

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