Count Basie News

Date Of Birth:
August 21, 1904
Date Of Death:
April 26, 1984 (79)
Birth Place:
Red Bank, NJ, USA
Gender:
Male
Fall Registration Open for Music Institute's Adult Education Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Recognizing the powerful role music can play in a person's life at any age, the Music Institute of Chicago is offering a wide range of opportunities for adults to enhance their lives through musical instruction and performance in a fun, relaxed setting. Registration for Adult Studies and Adult Enrichment Programs is open, with classes beginning September 10 in Evanston, Winnetka and Lake Forest. Private instruction is available at any of the Music Institute's six campuses: Chicago, Downers Grove, Evanston, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire and Winnetka. NEW Adult Enrichment Program (more...)

Exclusive Recording Contract Up for Grabs for 2014 Sarah Vaughan Competition Winner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Larry Rosen Productions (LRP), and Concord Music Group announce a landmark agreement to provide an exclusive recording contract offer to record and release an album on Concord Records to the winner of the 2014 Sarah Vaughan International jazz Vocal Competition, now known as the SASSY awards. (more...)

Birdland Announces Lineup for August 18-24, Including Dave Douglas Quintet, Rhonda Ross, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for August 18 - August 24. Read more to see the full week of great programming! (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko Announces New Wednesday CITY SINGERS Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are proud to announce "City Singers," a new weekly concert series featuring a wide range of performers from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area held every Wednesday at Feinstein's at the Nikko. (more...)

SummerStage Announces Lineup of Free Shows, 8/18-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

SummerStage continues their summer programming of free concerts. They recently released their lineup of free shows for the week of August 18-24th. See the full details below! (more...)

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Arturo Sandoval and More Set for the Blue Note, Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Blue Note Jazz Club, one of the world's most iconic jazz and blues venues based in Greenwich Village, is proud to announce an impressive schedule of artists for August 2014. (more...)

DELIVERANCE World Premiere, Plays by Rogers and Callely and More Set for 59E59 Theaters' Fall 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

59E59 Theaters has announced the line-up of shows for Fall 2014. (more...)

Upcoming Birdland Performance Schedule Includes Jazz Masters Quartet, Lindsay Mendez, and more, 7/28 - 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for July 28- August 3. Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts. (more...)

Founder of Half Moon Bay's Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society, Pete Douglas, Dies at 85
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Pete Douglas, founder of the world-renowned music and jazz club, the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society in Half Moon Bay, Calif., died peacefully in Miramar Beach on July 12, 2014 at age 85. (more...)

Jazz Masters, Stephen Wallam, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and More Set for Birdland, Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their great line-up of amazing talent for the month of August 2014, featuring: The Jazz Masters Quartet, Dave Douglas Quintet, Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, Rotem Sivan Trio, Sean Harkness Duo, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Details below! (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Misha Dichter with Harlem String Quartet & Swingtime Big Band, 7/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

America's oldest continuing summer Chamber Music Festival, Music Mountain, continues their 85th Anniversary Season with Swingtime Big Band on Saturday, July 26 (6:30PM) with the popular pre-concert dinner beforehand (5PM) followed on Sunday, July 27 (3PM) by the piano virtuoso Misha Dichter and the acclaimed Harlem String Quartet. (more...)

Ashley Henry Trio, Sheffield Youth Big Band and More Set for Jazz@theHubClub, July 5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Sheffield Music Hub, JazzNorth and Sheffield Theatres present Jazz@theHubClub, a brand new summer jazz spectacular taking to the Crucible stage on Saturday 5 July at 3.00pm. (more...)

Birdland to Launch JANE MONHEIT'S JAZZ PARTY This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is proud to present the launch of a new summer series, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, on Sunday July 6 at 6PM. The series will provide Jane the opportunity to develop new material at Birdland and collaborate with invited musical guests, in a relaxed environment that is part concert, part jam session, part workshop and all fun. (more...)

Linda Lavin, Ben Allison Group and More to Play Birdland, Week of July 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their amazing line-up of talent for July 14-July 20, including Ben Allison Group, Jane Monheit, Linda Lavin, featuring Billy Stritch, Rolando Morales-Matos, and more! (more...)

Hollywood Bowl Kicks Off JAZZ AT THE BOWL CONCERTS on 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The 2014 Jazz at the Bowl Series begins July 9, 2014 as The Count Basie Orchestra and special guests celebrate the music of Ella Fitzgerald. The series also features, among others, Boz Scaggs, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Herbie Hancock, a Christian McBride-directed James Brown Celebration, John Legend recreating Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, Peter Frampton, Marcus Miller, and more. The season marks Herbie Hancock's fifth year as Creative Chair for Jazz. (more...)

Loston Harris Quartet, Jane Monheit and More Come to Birdland, 7/7-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their amazing line-up of talent for July 7 - July 13, including the Loston Harris Quartet with Special Guest Monica Behan, Jane Monheit, Arturo O'Farrill, David DeJesus, and more! (more...)

Birdland Announces 'OUR SINATRA: A Musical Celebration' and More, 6/30-7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their amazing line-up of talent for June 30 through July 6, featuring: Our Sinatra "A Musical Celebration" with Eric Comstock, Christopher Gines, Harmony Keeney, Jane Monheit, Arturo O'Farrill, Frank Wildhorn, and Introducing A New Segment: Mentor Mondays! (more...)

CAFE SOCIETY SWING Opened Last Night to a Standing Ovation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

In 1939, seventy-five years ago, a young Billie Holiday took to the stage for the very first time to perform a protest song that would become her signature tune, Strange Fruit. It was at the end of her performance. Lights were dimmed, with just a pencil light on her or face. Waiters stopped serving; the bar was silent and there was no encore. Patrons were left to consider the message in the song. (more...)

Jazz-A-F!RE Returns & Jazz Dance Party Debuts at The Memphis Black Arts Alliance FireHouse Community Arts Center, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The Memphis Black Arts Alliance FireHouse Community Arts Center's popular Last Sunday Jazz-A-F!RE Ensemble and BYOI (Bring Your Own Instrument) returns to perform again, Sunday June 29, 2014. (more...)

Stephen King, John Mellencamp & T-Bone Burnett Present GHOST BROTHERS OF DARKLAND COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

AEG Live announced today that the southern gothic, supernatural musical Ghost Brothers of Darkland County will tour across North America this Fall. (more...)

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