Count Basie News

Date Of Birth:
August 21, 1904
Date Of Death:
April 26, 1984 (79)
Birth Place:
Red Bank, NJ, USA
Gender:
Male
Yo Gabba Gabba! & REVERB Team for Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

DJ Lance Rock and the colorful cast of characters from Yo Gabba Gabba! will join REVERB at the Westside Global Awareness Magnet School on September 30th to help students with projects to improve their school garden program. (more...)

Marlena Shaw to Play Feinstein's at the Nikko, 10/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Legendary jazz vocalist Marlena Shaw will make her debut at Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Saturday, October 11 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, October 12 (7 p.m.) Backed by the Marlena Shaw Quartet, Shaw will feature an evening of her greatest hits from throughout her 40-plus year career. Tickets for Marlena Shaw range in price from $35 - $50 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JOE PISCOPO Plays The Ciccone Theatre
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 14, 2014

Joe Piscopo took the stage at The Ciccone Theatre recently, and BroadwayWorld was on hand to snap some photos! As Joe Piscopo tells it, NBC in a moment of insanity replaced the original cast of Saturday Night Live (Dan Aykroyn, John Belushi, Gilda Radner etc) with Joe Piscopo and a new cast which included Eddie Murphy. After seeing Joe's act at a great venue in Paramus New Jersey named The Ciccone Theatre, I witnessed first hand the brilliance of the network's decision to put Joe in SNL in 1980. (more...)

Utah Symphony to Welcome Doc Severinsen, 9/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Utah Symphony performs with Doc Severinsen, the trumpeter and bandleader for Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show, on September 26 and 27 in Abravanel Hall at 8 PM. (more...)

JOHN MELLENCAMP Announces Plain Spoken Tour
by Danielle DeSisto - Sep 12, 2014

John Mellencamp has announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. (more...)

Kat Edmonson Announces October Tour; New Album 'The Big Picture' Out 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Paste Magazine is premiering a new song from Kat Edmonson, “Oh My Love,” from her upcoming album The Big Picture (due out September 30 via Sony Music Masterworks) (more...)

John Mellencamp Announces 'Plain Spoken' 2015 North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour beginning in January 2015 throughout the summer. “The Voice of the Heartland” will play 80 shows including multiple dates in the artist's hometown of Bloomington, Indiana; Nashville, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, and more. (more...)

Jacques Lacombe to Conduct NJSO in CARMINA BURANA and More, 10/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra open the NJSO's 2014-15 concert season October 10-12 with Orff's Carmina Burana in Newark, New Brunswick and Morristown. The concert opens with New Jersey composer George Antheil's McKonkey's Ferry as part of both the NJSO's New Jersey Roots Project and NJ350--a celebration of the Garden State's 350th anniversary in 2014. Debussy's Nocturnes rounds out the opening program. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kathy Sledge Brings THE BRIGHTER SIDE OF DAY to the Metropolitan Roon
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 08, 2014

Between the two legendary bastions of great jazz, the Blue Note on West 3rd street, and Birdland on 44th Street, is another music stage on 22nd street. The kind of music usually associated with those two clubs was heard at the Metropolitan Room last night. With swinging and elegant singing, Kathy Sledge brought the music of Billie Holiday to the standing room only crowd that packed operating partner Bernie Furshpan's Cabaret venue. With a band that seemed to stretch the entire length of the room, a group of musicians called "Somebody Tell Joe & The Chops" turned on an engine of sound which was akin to hearing Count Basie and crew at the Sands in Las Vegas. As the leader shouted out the tempo cue, 1-2-3-4, horns raised and John Coltrane's "Giant Steps" and Gillespie and Paparelli's "Night In Tunisia" lifted the musically elite audience out of their seats. (more...)

The RRazz Room Mourns the Passing of Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

THE RRAZZ ROOM arrived in New Hope, PA, this year after a successful 10-year run in San Francisco, and during that run, RRAZZ Entertainment presented Joan Rivers in concert at the nearby Castro Theatre, as seen left in the live photo from 2011. (more...)

Chili Challis to Star in THE UNCLE HIPPIE SHOW at The Mix Studio Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Chili Challis, nationally known comic and former writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, will headline The Uncle Hippie Show, a night of standup at The Mix Studio Theater, 8 N. Washington Street in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with featured guest Thaddeus Nathaniel Challis and local comedienne Germaine Gebhard, one night only, September 20, 2014 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 General Admission, $10 Seniors and Students with ID, and are available on-line at www.emergentarts.com. (more...)

YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE! MUSIC IS AWESOME! National Tour to Launch this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

DHX Media, a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, announced today that Yo Gabba Gabba! will take the stage this Fall with Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome!. The new live stage show marks the 5th anniversary of the live tour. Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome! will be directed by Yo Gabba Gabba! creators Christian Jacobs (The Aquabats) and Scott Schultz (Majestic). DJ Lance Rock, (Lance Robertson, St. Louis native and founding member of psychedelic electronic pop band The Ray Makers), the colorful cast of Yo Gabba Gabba! characters, fan favorite Leslie Hall and beat boxing legend Biz Markie will return to the road together to perform for more than 200,000 enthusiastic fans on a 30-city tour that will begin on Tuesday, October 14 and will run through Sunday, December 7. The Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome! tour is produced by S2BN Entertainment in association with DHX Media. (more...)

All New Spectacular, Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Music Is Awesome!, To Rock 30 Cities This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ DHX Media, a key player internationally in the creation of content for families and children, announced today that Yo Gabba Gabba! will take the stage this Fall with Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome!. The new live stage show marks the 5 th anniversary of the live tour. Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome! will be directed by Yo Gabba Gabba! creators Christian Jacobs (The Aquabats) and Scott Schultz (Majestic). DJ Lance Rock, (Lance Robertson, St. Louis native and founding member of psychedelic electronic pop band The Ray Makers), the colorful cast of Yo Gabba Gabba! characters, fan favorite Leslie Hall and beat boxing legend Biz Markie will return to the road together to perform for more than 200,000 enthusiastic fans on a 30-city tour that will begin on Tuesday, October 14 and will run through Sunday, December 7. The Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Music is Awesome! tour is produced by S2BN Entertainment in association with DHX Media. (more...)

Clark Terry Named First Inductee Into The Trumpet Players Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Board of Directors of the Trumpet Players Hall of Fame announce today that they will bestow trumpeter Clark Terry with the very first Star Award and induct him into the Hall of Fame during the Prescott Jazz Summit festival, on August 22nd 2014. (more...)

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...)

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