Count Basie News

Date Of Birth:
August 21, 1904
Date Of Death:
April 26, 1984 (79)
Birth Place:
Red Bank, NJ, USA
Gender:
Male
NJ Ballet to Present BALLET ON BROADWAY & CINDERELLA at MPAC, 5/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

New Jersey Ballet celebrates some of Broadway's most memorable dance sequences when it performs Ballet on Broadway at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 17 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-59 (more...)

Steely Dan Announces North American Summer Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Steely Dan's Walter Becker and Donald Fagen have announced that they will launch a 47-city North American tour this summer. (more...)

CAFE SOCIETY SWING to Play Leicester Square Theatre, 17-21 June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Cafe Society Swing - a true story is set for Leicester Square Theatre, London on Tues 17th - Sat 21st June 2014 (not Thurs 19th June). A Copasetic Production, written by Alex Webb & directed by Simon Green. (more...)

Joshua Bell to Join Jacques Lacombe and the NJSO for One Night Only, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (NJSO) and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) present Bell & Lacombe, a one-performance-only program on Friday, May 9, at 8 pm in NJPAC's Prudential Hall. The Grammy Award-winning violinist performs Sibelius' Violin Concerto and Ravel's Tzigane on a program that includes Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture and Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite No. 1. NJSO Music Director Jacques Lacombe conducts. (more...)

United States Air Force Band of the Golden West Jazz Ensemble to Play Mesa Arts Center, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West's Jazz Ensemble, The Commanders, will perform a free concert as part of Mesa Arts Center's Performing Live series, Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ikeda Theater. Free tickets can be reserved through the Mesa Arts Center Box Office at MesaArtsCenter.com or by calling 480-644-6500. (more...)

Pat Martino, Amanda Green and More to Play Birdland, 4/14-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its great line-up of talent for April 14 - April 20, including: Pat Martino Organ Quartet, Amanda Green's Spring Trunk Show With Jenn Colella, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Greg Naughton, Kathleen Monteleone, Ryann Redmond & Janet Krupin, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, and more. Details below! (more...)

NJSO to Host 'Saturday Night Out' LGBT Event 5/3 Featuring Brahms and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Saturday Night Out-an LGBT event-on Saturday, May 3, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. The NJSO will host a post-concert champagne and dessert reception for ticketholders who are LGBT community members and friends. The event follows the success of the Orchestra's Friday Night Out LGBT event at NJPAC in April 2013. (more...)

Four Vocal Soloists and Montclair State University Chorale Join NJ Symphony for Verdi's REQUIEM, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Jacques Lacombe present Verdi's mammoth Requiem today, April 3-6 in Newark, New Brunswick and Morristown with soprano Marianne Fiset, mezzo-soprano Janara Kellerman, tenor Russell Thomas, bass Peter Volpe and the Montclair State University Chorale. Thomas returns to NJSO stages after his performance of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde with the Orchestra in January. The April 5 performance at the State Theatre in New Brunswick is the NJSO's third College Night event of the season. (more...)

Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Welcomes John Legend Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Nine-time Grammy Award winning artist John Legend has announced dates for his 2014 North American tour titled 'An Evening with John Legend: The All of Me Tour.' The tour which began March 20th in Temecula, CA and goes through early June will feature John in an intimate and acoustic setting, highlighted by guitar/vocal accompaniment as well as a string quartet. The tour will stop at Santa Rosa's Wells Fargo Center for the Arts tonight, April 1, with an 8 p.m. performance, and other stops on the tour will include a night at the prestigious Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA on March 26th as well the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, NY on May 31st. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony to Present BRAHMS' FIRST SYMPHONY, 5/1-4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Jacques Lacombe present Brahms' First Symphony in concerts May 1-4 in Englewood, Princeton and Newark. Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill joins the Orchestra for Richard Danielpour's Clarinet Concerto, an NJSO co-commission written for McGill. On Saturday, May 3, the NJSO hosts Saturday Night Out-a post-concert champagne and dessert reception for ticketholders who are LGBT community members and friends-at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. (more...)

Jane Monheit, Ben Rimalower and More Set for Birdland, April 7-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their great line-up of talent for April 7 - April 13, featuring: Jane Monheit with The MSM Big Band, Ben Rimalower Presents 'The Lady's Got Potential,' Jay Leonhart Duo, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Return to Birdland, 3/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series is pleased to announce that Broadway/television leading man CHEYENNE JACKSON will return to the historic music room for two shows only today, March 27 and Saturday, March 29, with shows at 6:15pm. (more...)

Face the Music Benefit Set for 4/10 at Bridge Street Live
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Face the Music Benefit with Jeff Pitchell & Texas Flood, Roomful of Blues, Eight to the Bar at Bridge Street Live is set for Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $35 GA, $45 VIP, and available at http://41bridgestreet.inticketing.com/events/FACEtheMUSIC. (more...)

MONTY ALEXANDER Announces U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

On April 8, just two months before the New York-based artist Monty Alexander celebrates his 70th birthday, Motéma Music will release Harlem-Kingston Express Vol. 2: The River Rolls On (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Presents Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Shostakovich's Fifth Symphony on a program of Romantic music this weekend, March 21-23 in Newark, Red Bank and New Brunswick. NJSO Concertmaster Eric Wyrick makes his annual solo appearance with the Orchestra performing Strauss' Violin Concerto. The program also includes Goldmark's In Springtime; Gerard Schwarz conducts. (more...)

Team USA Olympic Bobsled Pilot Jazmine Fenlator Joins NJSO for FROM SOCHI TO STRAUSS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Team USA Olympic bobsled pilot Jazmine Fenlator joins the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra for 'From Sochi to Strauss'-a special post-concert session with NJSO Concertmaster Eric Wyrick tonight, March 21, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. The New Jersey-native Olympian and the Orchestra concertmaster will discuss what it takes to be at the top of their respective games. NJSO President & CEO James Roe will moderate the session, which will be held in NJPAC's Prudential Hall lobby following the 8 pm concert. (more...)

John Legend Kicks Off 2014 North American Tour Today in California
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Nine-time Grammy Award winning artist John Legend has announced dates for his 2014 North American tour titled 'An Evening with John Legend: The All of Me Tour.' The tour which begins tonight, March 20th in Temecula, CA and goes through early June will feature John in an intimate and acoustic setting, highlighted by guitar/vocal accompaniment as well as a string quartet. Other stops on the tour will include a night at the prestigious Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA on March 26th as well the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, NY on May 31st. (more...)

Harold Sanditen, Lauren Fox, KT Sullivan, Bryan Batt and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, May-June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

May and June sees some new artists and some returns at The Crazy Coqs, including: Harold Sanditen (May 2-3); Simon Green with David Shrubsole (May 6-10); Lauren Fox with Jon Weber (May 13 - 17); Gary Williams (May 20 -24); KT Sullivan and Mark Nadler (May 26-28); Opera Tottie (May 29 - 31); Bryan Batt (June 3 - 7); Judy Carmichael with Colin Oxley (June 10 -14); Elaine Delmar (June 17 - 21) and more. Details below! (more...)

Cuban Charanga Band Orquesta Aragon to Play Schimmel Center, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

On Sunday, April 13 2014, Pace Presents will welcome ORQUESTA ARAGON - Charanga Cubana, curated by LiveSounds.org at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts. Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm. Tickets: $35. (more...)

3-Time Olympian Ed Burke Sets World Record in Special Night Session at USA Masters Track
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2014

BOSTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ UPDATE: Three-time Olympian *Ed Burke*, the US flagbearer at the 1984 Olympics, broke the world record for men 70-74 three times in the 16-pound weight throw with a toss of 20.93 meters/68 ft. 8 inches in a special night session at the USA Masters Indoor Track Championships in Boston. The special session, at the conclusion of the day's events, ensured safety at the track, because of Burke's distances. The throwing area was reconfigured to allow for the record throws. Burke, 74, from Los Gatos, CA, broke the existing record three times. Burke said he is 'very pleased with the result. I did it because I stayed healthy. Proper preparation played into it. I started in November throwing heavy weights. Masters track is a wonderful, motivating outlet.' (more...)

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