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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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Chicago Jazz Orchestra Chosen As Kennedy Center Honors Gala House OrchestraChicago Jazz Orchestra Chosen As Kennedy Center Honors Gala House Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2014

The Chicago Jazz Orchestra (CJO) under the direction of Artistic Director, Jeff Lindberg, is excited and honored to have been chosen to perform at the 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala on December 7, 2014 in Washington, D.C. This performance will mark the 26th consecutive year that the CJO has been chosen for this singular honor. (more...)

Birdland to Present Cyrill Aimee, 'HOLLYWOODLAND' Next WeekBirdland to Present Cyrill Aimee, 'HOLLYWOODLAND' Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for next week, November 24 - November 30, 2014, including Cyrill Aimee, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch in "Hollywoodland: Songs from the Silver Screen" Barbara Carroll, and more. Details below! (more...)

Eliane Elias, Julie Halston and Julie Gold to Play Birdland the Week of Dec 1Eliane Elias, Julie Halston and Julie Gold to Play Birdland the Week of Dec 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for December 1 - December 7, 2014, including Eliane Elias, Julie & Julie: Starring Julie Halston and Julie Gold, Barbara Carroll, Victoria Shaw featuring Ramin Karimloo, and more. Details below! (more...)

Hot Sardines to Play Smothers Theatre in JanuaryHot Sardines to Play Smothers Theatre in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

The Hot Sardines reinvent 'hot jazz' for the 21st century at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Thursday, January 15 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Bridget Everett, Rev Billy, Tammy Faye/Lenny Kaye and More Set for This Week at Joe's PubBridget Everett, Rev Billy, Tammy Faye/Lenny Kaye and More Set for This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances through the rest of November 2014. Visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows and scroll down for more! (more...)

Straight No Chaser Kicks Off Holiday Season with 'Text Me Merry Christmas ft. Kristen BellStraight No Chaser Kicks Off Holiday Season with 'Text Me Merry Christmas ft. Kristen Bell
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser has unwrapped details of their festive new holiday single. 'Text Me Merry Christmas (Feat. Kristen Bell)' is available now at all DSPs via a newly released version of their hit EP, 'UNDER THE INFLUENCE: HOLIDAY EDITION (more...)

Butch Walker Shares '21+' ft. Johnny Depp; Announces National TourButch Walker Shares '21+' ft. Johnny Depp; Announces National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Butch Walker's highly anticipated seventh full-length album Afraid Of Ghosts, will be released February 3 via Dangerbird Records. (more...)

SPANDAU BALLET Announce 'Soul Boys Of The Western World' TourSPANDAU BALLET Announce 'Soul Boys Of The Western World' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Spandau Ballet, one of the most successful and influential British bands today announced their Soul Boys of the Western World Tour. (more...)

Karrin Allyson, Barbara Carroll and More to Play Birdland, Week of Nov 10Karrin Allyson, Barbara Carroll and More to Play Birdland, Week of Nov 10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for November 10 - November 16, including Karrin Allyson, Barbara Carroll, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Peter Mazza, and more. Details below! (more...)

Big Band Brunch and More to Bring Live Music to THE BLACK BOX in Franklin Next MonthBig Band Brunch and More to Bring Live Music to THE BLACK BOX in Franklin Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's new theater, music, and event venue, presents a wide-ranging lineup of live music entertainment this November. Events are slated to feature children's programming, cabaret and a Big Band Brunch. The broad-based calendar of entertainment offers something for everyone. THE BLACK BOX, the home of the Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC), is located at 15 West Central Street. (more...)

Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Anita Gillette and More to Play Birdland, Beg. 11/3Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Anita Gillette and More to Play Birdland, Beg. 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their line-up of talent for November 3 - November 9, including Django Reinhardt NY Festival's 15th Anniversary, Anita Gillette, Barbara Carroll, The Birdland Jazz Party Featuring Vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli and more. Details below! (more...)

Butch Walker Set to Release 'Afraid of Ghosts' LP 2/3Butch Walker Set to Release 'Afraid of Ghosts' LP 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Butch Walker's highly anticipated seventh full-length album Afraid Of Ghosts, will be released February 3 via Dangerbird Records. (more...)

DECADES OF DIVAS Set for Count Basie Theatre, 11/8DECADES OF DIVAS Set for Count Basie Theatre, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

DECADES OF DIVAS makes its world premiere ahead of a national tour Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at the Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets $59, $39, $29 and $19 on sale NOW at www.countbasietheatre.org or through the box office at (732) 842-9000. (more...)

Ron Carter Nonet, Trevor McQueen and More to Play Birdland, Week of October 27Ron Carter Nonet, Trevor McQueen and More to Play Birdland, Week of October 27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for October 27 - November 2. Featuring: Ron Carter Nonet, Trevor McQueen, Barbara Carroll, The Birdland Jazz Party Featuring Vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli and more. Details below! (more...)

Trumpeter & Singer Byron Stripling to Play 'Ragtime, Blues & All That Jazz' with the Houston Symphony, 10/31-11/2Trumpeter & Singer Byron Stripling to Play 'Ragtime, Blues & All That Jazz' with the Houston Symphony, 10/31-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

On October 31 and November 1 and 2, the toe-tapping, captivating trumpeter and singer Byron Stripling joins the Houston Symphony for a memorable showcase of ragtime masters, blues legends and jazz classics. A spectacular trumpeter with a very wide range, a beautiful tone, and the ability to blend together many influences into his own style, Byron is an extroverted performer who brings the audience into his music. The happiness that he exudes through his trumpet, his vocals and his words is reminiscent of Louis Armstrong, yet very much his own. (more...)

Cyrill Aimee, Anita Gillette, Peter Mazza, The Lilly Awards and More Set for Birdland Next MonthCyrill Aimee, Anita Gillette, Peter Mazza, The Lilly Awards and More Set for Birdland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is thrilled to announce their great line-up of amazing talent for the month of November 2014. Featuring: Django Reinhardt NY Festival's 15th Anniversary, Karrin Allyson, Cyrill Aimee, Barbara Carroll, Anita Gillette, Music of Joe Henderson, Native Soul, Peter Mazza, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

Byron Stripling to Be Featured in Houston Symphony Jazz Concert, 10/31Byron Stripling to Be Featured in Houston Symphony Jazz Concert, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

HOUSTON (October 15, 2014) On October 31 and November 1 and 2, the toe-tapping, captivating trumpeter and singer Byron Stripling joins the Houston Symphony for a memorable showcase of ragtime masters, blues legends and jazz classics. A spectacular trumpeter with a very wide range, a beautiful tone, and the ability to blend together many influences into his own style, Byron is an extroverted performer who brings the audience into his music. The happiness that he exudes through his trumpet, his vocals and his words is reminiscent of Louis Armstrong, yet very much his own. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brian Newman on New York Jazz, Working with Gaga, Bennett on 'Cheek to Cheek'BWW Interview: Brian Newman on New York Jazz, Working with Gaga, Bennett on 'Cheek to Cheek'
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 15, 2014

There is something so cool about good jazz music. It conjures up images of men in suits, drinking top-shelf scotch in dimly-lit clubs, lounging in rich, elegant gold and maroon furnishings. When I think of jazz musicians, I think of people with a certain level of sophistication; people who appreciate the finer things in life; people who are, honestly, a little intimidating. (more...)

Count Basie Theatre Announces PROJECT FX New Jersey's Statewide Student Film Festival Presented By Bank Of AmericaCount Basie Theatre Announces PROJECT FX New Jersey's Statewide Student Film Festival Presented By Bank Of America
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

PROJECT FX, the Count Basie Theatre's statewide student film competition presented by Bank Of America, is live at www.projectFXbasie.com. Starting now, students enrolled at any New Jersey high school or college can visit the site to learn about entering the competition, with an internship with Sony Pictures Classics at stake as the contest's grand prize. (more...)

Frank's Back at the Palladium in SINATRA 100! - Creative Team AnnouncedFrank's Back at the Palladium in SINATRA 100! - Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

He was known by many names throughout his illustrious career in music, film and TV... 'Bones', 'No Hips', 'Skinny', 'Francis Albert', 'The Chairman of The Board' and 'Ole Blue Eyes'. But one name has entered showbusiness legend - SINATRA. (more...)

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