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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
DENNY DIAS, Founding Member of Iconic Pop/Rock Group STEELY DAN, To Perform Four Shows at IRIDIUM, 8/6 & 7DENNY DIAS, Founding Member of Iconic Pop/Rock Group STEELY DAN, To Perform Four Shows at IRIDIUM, 8/6 & 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

Do you remember classic pop/rock songs of the 1970s such as "Do It Again," "My Old School," and "Reeling In the Years?" If those tunes are swirling around in your head it's because they were big hits of the period by the iconic rock group Steely Dan. The founding member of that great band, guitarist extraordinaire Denny Dias, will take the stage at New York's popular jazz club IRIDIUM on August 6 and 7 for Denny Dias & Friends, a show that will celebrate the music of Steely Dan and showcase a few of his Denny's original songs. Joining Denny will be two special guests: Celebrated pianist/composer/music director Yaron Gershovsky and popular singer Lisa Jason as the show's lead vocalist. Performances of Denny Dias & Friends will be at 8 pm and 10 pm each night. Tickets are $30 per show (with a $15 food and drink minimum) and can be purchased at http://theiridium.com/reservations/ or by calling 212-582-2121. (more...)

JCCSF Welcomes Scholars, Athletes, Musicians, Chefs and More for 2015-16 Arts & Ideas LineupJCCSF Welcomes Scholars, Athletes, Musicians, Chefs and More for 2015-16 Arts & Ideas Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (JCCSF) Chief Executive Officer Marci Glazer announced the outstanding thinkers, writers and entertainers that will comprise the diverse lineup for the 2015-16 Arts & Ideas season. (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Avalon String Quartet & Swingtime Big Band, 7/25-26Music Mountain to Welcome Avalon String Quartet & Swingtime Big Band, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its 86th season with Swingtime Big Band on Saturday, July 25th (6:30pm) playing the best music of the Swing Era! Plus pre-concert dinner at Falls Village Inn (5pm). The weekend continues on Sunday, July 26th (3pm) with the Avalon String Quartet performing Faure, Debussy, and Ravel with guest artists Jan Opalach, Bass-Baritone and Jonathan Yates, Piano and Music Mountain's new Musical Director. For the second season, Music Mountain is offering an extended summer program filled with Music Mountain debuts, first time guests, brand new series', and returning favorite bands and ensembles! Chamber, country, opera, jazz, and folk concerts are scheduled thru September 27th. (more...)

Rob Thomas to Release Highly Anticipated New Album 'THE GREAT UNKNOWN', 8/21Rob Thomas to Release Highly Anticipated New Album 'THE GREAT UNKNOWN', 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Emblem/Atlantic recording artist Rob Thomas has announced the release of his hugely anticipated new album. 'THE GREAT UNKNOWN' the multiple-GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter's first new solo album in more than six years arrives everywhere on Friday, August 21st. (more...)

The Nash Sets Jazz Offerings for JulyThe Nash Sets Jazz Offerings for July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

July is a packed month at The Nash, kicking off with a 4th of July bash with the Bad Cactus Brass Band. The month also marks the beginning of the Catch A Rising Star Series, comprised of Arizona musicians ages 18 to 24, who have been specially selected by The Nash,. The Series provides a platform for these emerging artists to gain prominence in the jazz community. (more...)

Columbus Jazz Musicians to be Inducted Into Lincoln Theatre Walk of FameColumbus Jazz Musicians to be Inducted Into Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Jazz organist Bobby Floyd, jazz saxophonist Carl Sally, and jazz vocalist Nancy Wilson will take their place on the Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame in an induction ceremony on Saturday, July 25, at 7 pm. Sponsored by the State Auto Insurance Companies, the event is free and open to the public. (more...)

The Mark Poniatowski Situation to Kick Off THE BLACK BOX's Summer Concert Series, 7/17The Mark Poniatowski Situation to Kick Off THE BLACK BOX's Summer Concert Series, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's new theater, music, and event venue, presents two evenings of great jazz to kick off the first annual Summer Concert Series. (more...)

Jackson Browne Announces Additional 2015 US Tour DatesJackson Browne Announces Additional 2015 US Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne adds November U.S. shows to his 2015 tour in support of his album, Standing In The Breach. Details and special benefit seating for all tour dates are available at www.jacksonbrowne.com. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Announces Composers of 2015 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition InstituteNew Jersey Symphony Orchestra Announces Composers of 2015 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra announces the four composers of the 2015 NJSO Edward T. Cone Composition Institute, a multi-faceted program that promotes new music and emerging composers. (more...)

Coltrane Quartet, PHANTOM Cast and More Set for Birdland's July 2015 LineupColtrane Quartet, PHANTOM Cast and More Set for Birdland's July 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced itsáJuly 2015 schedule, featuringáRavi Coltrane Quartet,áJohn Scofield Trio,áThe Birdland Big Band, Stacey Kent,áJohn Pizzarelli sings Paul McCartney,áThe Broadway cast of Phantom of the Opera,áBirdland Jazz Party with Carole Bufford,áJim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Count Basie Orchestra to Play Suncoast Showroom, 7/17-18Count Basie Orchestra to Play Suncoast Showroom, 7/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

William 'Count' Basie started the Count Basie Orchestra in 1935 in Kansas City, Mo. In his early days as a performer, Basie garnered experience as a silent movie pianist and organist, and eventually worked with the Theater Owners Booking Agency (TOBA) circuit. The TOBA was the vaudeville circuit for African-American performers during the 1920's and 1930's. (more...)

BRASS Festival Sets Full 2015 LineupBRASS Festival Sets Full 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

From festival favourites and the anticipated to the totally unexpected BRASS 2015 is set to entertain audiences in a celebration of all things brass from classical and traditional brass sounds, to hip hop, poetry, photography, apps and cartoons. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis Adds 6/21 Performance of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFESTAGES St. Louis Adds 6/21 Performance of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

STAGES St. Louis celebrates its 100th production with Smokey Joe's Cafe, from the legendary rock and roll songwriting team, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The show will run through June 28 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. Due to an unprecedented advance in sales, STAGES has added a performance to the original schedule on Sunday, June 21st at 7:30 pm. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Announces 50th Anniversary 'Share the Stage' Concerts in the ParksNew York Philharmonic Announces 50th Anniversary 'Share the Stage' Concerts in the Parks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

As part of the New York Philharmonic's celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of its historic Concerts in the Parks, the Philharmonic will present Share the Stage in Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, and Staten Island, inviting local musicians to perform on the stage in their home boroughs before the Orchestra's performances. (more...)

Special Guests Set for Evan Solot Salute at Chris' Jazz Cafe, 6/12Special Guests Set for Evan Solot Salute at Chris' Jazz Cafe, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 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. As Solot ends his final semester at the University of the Arts, where he taught for nearly 50 years, The Jost Project will perform their highly respected jazz renditions of classic rock and invite special guests to the stage who were all influenced by the great Evan Solot. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of FOR THE LAST TIME at Clurman TheatrePhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of FOR THE LAST TIME at Clurman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

FOR THE LAST TIME is a new jazz musical with music and lyrics by celebrated composeráNancy Harrowá(This Side of Paradise), book byáWill PomerantzáandáNancy Harrow, directed byáWill Pomerantz(The Blue Flower), arrangements/ orchestrations byáDennis Mackrelá(Conductor of theáCount BasieáBand), with music direction byáCody Owen Stineá(Murder Ballad has received its world premiere at Theater Row's Clurman Theatre, and openedáon May 28 and running through June 20, 2015. Tickets are $39-79 and can be purchased by visitingwww.Telecharge.comáor by callingá(212) 239-6200. Check out a look back at opening night below! (more...)

South Florida JAZZ Presents The Clayton Brothers Quintet in Concert 6/13South Florida JAZZ Presents The Clayton Brothers Quintet in Concert 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

South Florida JAZZ, the area's premier modern jazz organization, is excited to present The Clayton Brothers Quintet on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

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...)

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