Count Basie News

Date of Birth: August 21, 1904
Date of Death: April 26, 1984 (79)
Birth Place: Red Bank, NJ, USA
Gender: Male
Berkshire Theatre Group Announces Additions to the Fall and Winter SeasonsBerkshire Theatre Group Announces Additions to the Fall and Winter Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO Kate Maguire are excited to announce music, comedy and community additions to the fall and winter seasons and the 10th Annual Community Production of A Christmas Carol. (more...)

Arturo O'Farrill, Darius de Haas and More Set for Birdland, Week of Sept 7Arturo O'Farrill, Darius de Haas and More Set for Birdland, Week of Sept 7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for September 7-13, 2015, including Arturo O'Farrill, Darius de Haas, Birdland Jazz Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Adam Pascal to Perform at Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, 9/26Adam Pascal to Perform at Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, will present an evening with Tony® nominee Adam Pascal, star of Broadway's 'Rent, 'Aida,' 'Memphis,' 'Cabaret' and 'Chicago' and numerous feature films including 'Rent.' The one night only event will take place on Saturday, September 26 at The Melissa & Doug Theatre at MTC, 509 Westport Avenue (behind the Jones New York and Nine West Outlet) in Norwalk, CT. Tickets are $125 for The VIP Experience, which includes cocktails, plentiful hors d'oeuvres at 6:30pm reserved seating for the 8pm performance and a post-show dessert reception meet-and-greet with Mr. Pascal. $75 for show only tickets. Reservations suggested. For tickets and more information, call 203.454.3883 or visitwww.musictheatreofct.com. This special event will benefit MTC and its programming. (more...)

NJ Symphony to Honor Marilyn Horne at Opening Celebration, 9/25NJ Symphony to Honor Marilyn Horne at Opening Celebration, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra honors luminary opera singer Marilyn Horne at its Opening Night Celebration on Friday, September 25, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. (more...)

Cyrus Chestnut Trio and More Set for First Week of Sept 2015 at BirdlandCyrus Chestnut Trio and More Set for First Week of Sept 2015 at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for the first week of September 2015, featuring Cyrus Chestnut Trio, Birdland Jazz Party, Barbara Carroll, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway to Release New Christmas Album This FallAnn Hampton Callaway to Release New Christmas Album This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS is a new collection of Christmas songs interpreted by multiplatinum-selling singer, Tony nominated actress, pianist and leading champion of the American songbook, Ann Hampton Callaway, with lyrics by two-time Emmy® Award winner William Schermerhorn, and featuring twenty-nine of the world's best jazz musicians, including Five Play, New York Voices, Hubert Laws, Claudio Roditi, Gerald Albright, The Ted Rosenthal Trio and more. The recording will be released on Friday, October 9 by the MCG Jazz record label (Marty Ashby, producer). (more...)

Jazz Musician Harold Ousley Passes AwayJazz Musician Harold Ousley Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Harold Lomax Ousley, born January 23, 1929 in Chicago, Ill., passed away yesterday, August 13, 2015. (more...)

Coltrane Revisited, Christina Bianco, Anthony de Mare and More Set for Birdland This SeptColtrane Revisited, Christina Bianco, Anthony de Mare and More Set for Birdland This Sept
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2015 schedule, featuring Cyrus Chestnut Trio, Arturo O'Farrill, The Birdland Big Band, Darius de Haas, Coltrane Revisited, The Royal Bopsters Project, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more! (more...)

Birdland Will Open 100-Seat Theatre Below Current LocationBirdland Will Open 100-Seat Theatre Below Current Location
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce the opening of The Birdland Theater. The new convertible 100-seat venue will occupy the lower level of Birdland Jazz Club at 315 West 44th Street and open in the spring of 2016. (more...)

Wynton Marsalis to Headline NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band Tribute to Clark Terry, 9/10Wynton Marsalis to Headline NJCU Alumni Jazz Big Band Tribute to Clark Terry, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Acclaimed trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will perform a 'Tribute to Clark Terry' with the New Jersey City University Alumni Jazz Big Band conducted by NJCU Professor Richard Lowenthal.  (more...)

Renowned Barbara Morrison to Perform at Hollywood's Catalina Jazz Club Aug. 7-8Renowned Barbara Morrison to Perform at Hollywood's Catalina Jazz Club Aug. 7-8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2015

?Renowned jazz singer Barbara Morrison will perform with the Bu Crew at the Catalina Bar & Grill on Friday and Saturday. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

Ben Allison Group, Barbara Carroll and More Set for Birdland Next MonthBen Allison Group, Barbara Carroll and More Set for Birdland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for August 10 - August 16, featuring Ben Allison Group, Barbara Carroll, Ken Peplowski Quartet, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jose Iturbi Foundation Salutes Sinatra's 100th at the Hollywood BowlPhoto Flash: Jose Iturbi Foundation Salutes Sinatra's 100th at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

For two decades, the Jose© Iturbi Foundation (www.joseiturbifoundation.org) has fulfilled his mission by sponsoring blockbuster concerts and international musical competitions, showcasing professional classical music artists in the making. (more...)

Graham Nash Kicks Off Solo U.S. Summer Tour DatesGraham Nash Kicks Off Solo U.S. Summer Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

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Jack Jones to Return to the Suncoast Showroom, 8/22-23Jack Jones to Return to the Suncoast Showroom, 8/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Grammy Award-winning jazz and pop singer Jack Jones will perform his timeless hits at the Suncoast Showroom on Aug. 22 and 23. (more...)

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...)

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