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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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John Pizzarelli Quartet, Noah Haidu and More Set for Birdland, Week of Feb 2John Pizzarelli Quartet, Noah Haidu and More Set for Birdland, Week of Feb 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for the week of February 2 - 8, including John Pizzarelli Quartet, The Noah Haidu Quartet, Jazz Party with Joelle Lurie, and more. Details below! (more...)

Diana Krall Announces Additional U.S. Dates for 'Wallflower World Tour'Diana Krall Announces Additional U.S. Dates for 'Wallflower World Tour'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world renowned singer, Diana Krall, announced today additional U.S dates for her 'Wallflower World Tour,' (more...)

Steve Lippia Sinatra Centennial, Lindsay Mendez and More Set for Birdland, Week of Jan 26Steve Lippia Sinatra Centennial, Lindsay Mendez and More Set for Birdland, Week of Jan 26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for January 26 - February 1, featuring Steve Lippia Sinatra Centennial, Lindsay Mendez and Marco Paguia, Jazz Party with Natalie Douglas, and more. Details below! (more...)

Birdland to Launch New Sunday Series with Natalie DouglasBirdland to Launch New Sunday Series with Natalie Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced the launch of a new series, Jazz Party with Natalie Douglas, on Sundays at 6pm, beginning January 18. (more...)

John Pizzarelli Quartet, Marilyn Maye, Broadway Belts for PFF and More Come to Birdland in Feb 2015John Pizzarelli Quartet, Marilyn Maye, Broadway Belts for PFF and More Come to Birdland in Feb 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its February 2015 schedule, featuring John Pizzarelli Quartet, Marilyn Maye, Sarah Gazarek, Billy Childs Jazz Quartet, The 5th Annual Broadway Belts for PFF, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Details below! (more...)

Diane Schuur to Bring WITH LOVE FROM DEEDS AND DIVA to the Iridium for Valentine's DayDiane Schuur to Bring WITH LOVE FROM DEEDS AND DIVA to the Iridium for Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Celebrate this Valentine's Day weekend WITH LOVE FROM DEEDS AND DIVA - a very special three-night engagement where two-time Grammy winning legendary jazz vocalist Diane Schuur takes to the stage with New York's own magnetic tour-de-force Diva Jazz Orchestra, led by the extraordinary talented drummer Dr. Sherrie Maricle. (more...)

Asbury Park's African-American Music Legacy Honored in LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST ExhibitAsbury Park's African-American Music Legacy Honored in LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

An historical one-of-a-kind gallery exhibit highlighting the legacy of Asbury Park's West Side African-American music scene – from Count Basie to Billy Brown – has opened at Heaven Art Gallery, 721 Cookman Ave., as part of Light of Day Foundation's LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2015. (more...)

Fifth Harmony Announces U.S. Tour; Kicks Off Next Month in San FranciscoFifth Harmony Announces U.S. Tour; Kicks Off Next Month in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

In conjunction with MTV Presents, award-winning, gold-selling pop five-piece Fifth Harmony (Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello, and Dinah Jane) excitedly reveal the 2015 dates for The Reflection Tour. This will be their first headline tour of the new year. (more...)

NJSO to Accompany Screening of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Live, 2/7-8NJSO to Accompany Screening of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Live, 2/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Singin' in the Rain with live orchestral accompaniment on February 7 and 8 in Newark and New Brunswick, respectively. Conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos returns to lead the NJSO in the full film score as the movie screens above the stage. (more...)

Chris Pena, Rodney Whitaker Quartet, Carmela y Mas and More Set for The Nash This MonthChris Pena, Rodney Whitaker Quartet, Carmela y Mas and More Set for The Nash This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

January brings a full roster of live jazz to downtown Phoenix. Highlights include a free concert, Hot Dogs and Jazz, to kick off our new Family Series, several Latin Jazz performances to heat up the new year and the incredible Rodney Whitaker Quartet. Sunday Jam Sessions continue each Sunday evening, as well as mainstream and contemporary jazz concerts each weekend. (more...)

Centenary Stage to Kick Off January Jazz Fest with Benny Goodman Tribute, 1/10Centenary Stage to Kick Off January Jazz Fest with Benny Goodman Tribute, 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

"The King of Swing" will be celebrated in high fashion this month as the Benny Goodman Tribute by the Stan Rubin Orchestra kicks off the annual January Jazz Fest at the Centenary Stage on Saturday, January 10th at the Centenary Stage Company. (more...)

Birdland Big Band, Jane Monheit, Barbara Carroll and More Set for Birdland's End-of-Year LineupBirdland Big Band, Jane Monheit, Barbara Carroll and More Set for Birdland's End-of-Year Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its end-of-year schedule, running December 31 - January 18, including: The Birdland Big Band featuring Jane Monheit on New Year's Eve, Dave Stryker Group, Barbara Carroll, Joe Lovano, and more! (more...)

Erich Bergen, Big Band, Jay Leonhart Duo, Duchess and More Set for Birdland, 12/29-1/4Erich Bergen, Big Band, Jay Leonhart Duo, Duchess and More Set for Birdland, 12/29-1/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for December 29 - January 4, featuring Jane Monheit on New Year's Eve, Erich Bergen: An Early New Year's Party, Jay Leonhart Duo, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch Bring 'Swinging' Christmas Party to Birdland, 12/21-25Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch Bring 'Swinging' Christmas Party to Birdland, 12/21-25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Birdland presents the fifth annual "A Swinging Birdland Christmas" celebration at Birdland Jazz Club starring Birdland regulars Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch. To celebrate the holidays Blackhurst, Caruso and Stritch will perform swinging arrangements of beloved seasonal specials like "Christmas Waltz," Kay Thompson's "Holiday Season," "Sleigh Ride," and "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" among other favorites. (more...)

Sarah Chang Joins NJ Symphony for Winter Festival, 1/16-25Sarah Chang Joins NJ Symphony for Winter Festival, 1/16-25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Renowned violinist Sarah Chang will perform Bernstein's West Side Story Suite in all six NJSO venues statewide across two concert programs led by Music Director Jacques Lacombe, January 16 - 18 in Princeton, Red Bank and Morristown and January 22 - 25 in Englewood, Newark and New Brunswick. Chang's two-week residency with the NJSO, sponsored by Bank of America, anchors the Orchestra's 2015 Winter Festival: Sounds of Shakespeare. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: First Look at CAFE SOCIETY SWING at 59E59 TheatersPhoto Flash Exclusive: First Look at CAFE SOCIETY SWING at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to host the US premiere of CAFE SOCIETY SWING, written by Alex Webb and directed by Simon Green. Produced by Richard Darbourne Ltd (producer of last season's Drama League nominated All That Fall) and The Copasetic Foundation, CAFE SOCIETY SWING begins performances on Tuesday, December 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 4. Opening Night is Sunday, December 21 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM. Please note the following Holiday schedule adjustments: There is no performance on Thursday, December 25; there is an added performance on Friday, December 26 at 2 PM; the performances on December 24 and December 31 are at 6 PM. Single tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Stoneham Theatre Announces Special Events for JanuaryStoneham Theatre Announces Special Events for January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

From world-class vocal jazz to celebrity impersonations and humorous inspirations, Stoneham Theatre heats things up with three special events and offers a great way to get out of the cold this January. 'We love being able to offer our audiences a chance to experience these fantastic attractions up-close in our intimate, theatrical setting,' conveyed Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes. (more...)

Birdland to Welcome Michael Feinstein, A SWINGING BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS and More, 12/22-28Birdland to Welcome Michael Feinstein, A SWINGING BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS and More, 12/22-28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its Christmas week schedule, running December 22 - 28, 2014 and featuring: Michael Feinstein in "Happy Holidays: Swingin' with the Big Band," Klea Blackhurst, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch in "A Swinging Birdland Christmas," Jay Leonhart Duo, and more. Details below! (more...)

Birdland to Welcome Michael Feinstein's 'HAPPY HOLIDAYS' and More, Week of Dec 15Birdland to Welcome Michael Feinstein's 'HAPPY HOLIDAYS' and More, Week of Dec 15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their amazing line-up of talent for December 15 - December 21, featuring Michael Feinstein in "Happy Holidays: Swingin' with the Big Band," James Langton's New York All-Star Big Band, Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch and Klea Blackhurst in "A Swingin' Birdland Christmas," and more. (more...)

Barbara Morrison Set for BIG BAND BANG ON YOUR BUCK at Encore Dinner TheatreBarbara Morrison Set for BIG BAND BANG ON YOUR BUCK at Encore Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Famed singer Barbara Morrison will be the star performer in a full evening of entertainment running the gamut from jazz, blues, rhythm-and-blues and Motown in the 'Big Band Bang for Your Buck' New Year's Eve Musical Festival at the Encore Dinner Theatre. (more...)

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