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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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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...)

'Judy Garland And Friends: Duets' & 'That Old Feeling: Classic Ballads From The Judy Garland Show' Available On Savoy Jazz'Judy Garland And Friends: Duets' & 'That Old Feeling: Classic Ballads From The Judy Garland Show' Available On Savoy Jazz
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Songstress Barbra Streisand has been garnering incredible attention and sales for her 'Partners' album, but Savoy Jazz has a few of the brightest gems in her duet repertoireher duets with icon Judy Garland. The songs featured on two Savoy Jazz releases 'Hooray For Love' medley which appears on 'Judy Garland and Friends: Duets' and the all-time classic 'Get Happy/Happy Days Are Here Again' medley taken from 'That Old Feeling: Classic Ballads From the Judy Garland Show'are priceless recordings from the early 60's.Both albums are collections of hand-picked performances taken from the 1963 CBS-TV series 'The Judy Garland Show.' Compiled by Emmy-winning historian John Fricke, the stellar sets feature unforgettable performances (as well as many previously unavailable on CD), showcasing the talents of entertainers such as Streisand, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, Lena Horne, Count Basie, Vic Damone and others. Also included in the packages are rare black and white photographs taken from rehearsals and tapings of the Garland series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Terrence McNally, Alan Cumming, and More Attend CHITA'S BACK! at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Terrence McNally, Alan Cumming, and More Attend CHITA'S BACK! at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2014

There was a happening on West 44th Street! For a week, Chita Rivera brought her joyful, razzle-dazzling nightclub act to Birdland, which she calls her favorite room in the city. “These walls are filled with the best music! Playing Birdland just makes me feel cool,” she proclaimed. As if her iconic Broadway career wasn't cool enough, “Chita's Back” was a concert for the history books – with the ever-youthful legend in fine fettle; singing, dancing and telling some of the best insider stories any theater-lover could hope for. Material from Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, West Side Story and The Visitwere included, as well as a James Taylor duet with daughter, Lisa Mordente. The swinging was band led by guitarist/percussionist Michael Croiter, with Michael Patrick Walker on piano, Jim Donica on bass, and Dan Willis on saxophone. (more...)

Frank Returns to the Palladium in SINATRA 100! Mar. 20-Apr. 25Frank Returns to the Palladium in SINATRA 100! Mar. 20-Apr. 25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 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...)

Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Lance Horne and More Set for Birdland, 10/20-26Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Lance Horne and More Set for Birdland, 10/20-26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their amazing line-up of talent for October 20 - October 26, 2014, including: Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Lance Horne in "Lance & the Ladies," Barbara Carroll, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, and more. Details below! (more...)

Multi-Grammy Winning Producer Quincy Jones Recognized By France's Ministry Of CultureMulti-Grammy Winning Producer Quincy Jones Recognized By France's Ministry Of Culture
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

PARIS, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Multi-Grammy winning producer, arranger and composer Quincy Jones was recognized for his musical contributions and the enrichment ofFrance's cultural inheritance when he was promoted to the rank of 'Commandeur' of the Order of Arts & Letters by the French Ministry of Culture. In receiving the promotion, Jones joins a select group of artists who have received the distinction including T.S. Eliot, Audrey Hepburn, Bob Dylan, Vaclav Havel, and Bono, to name a few. (more...)

Jacques Lacombe to End Tenure with NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA After 2015-16 SeasonJacques Lacombe to End Tenure with NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA After 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Music Director Jacques Lacombe has announced that, upon the completion of his current contract with the Orchestra, he will step down as the NJSO's music director in August 2016. (more...)

GET to Present Joe Gransden Band Concert Series Throughout 2014-15 SeasonGET to Present Joe Gransden Band Concert Series Throughout 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

?Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, is proud to announce that it will be presenting a series of big band concerts through the 2014-2015 season. (more...)

UCF Flying Horse Big Band Comes to Winter Garden, 10/17UCF Flying Horse Big Band Comes to Winter Garden, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

The Garden Theatre has announced UCF's Flying Horse Big Band concert, Friday, October 17, 2014 at 8pm as part of the 35th anniversary of WUCF-FM 89.9 Jazz & More. (more...)

CAFE SOCIETY SWING Set for 59E59 TheatersCAFE SOCIETY SWING Set for 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

59E59 Theaters will 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. (more...)

CHITA'S BACK at Birdland TonightCHITA'S BACK at Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Birdland is proud to announce the return of Broadway icon Chita Rivera in Chita's Back! this week, October 7 - 11, 2014. (more...)

John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle, 10/28-11/22John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey to Return to Cafe Carlyle, 10/28-11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Cafe Carlyle will welcome back acclaimed husband-and-wife duo John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey for a four-week engagement, October 28 - November 22. They'll make their annual fall pilgrimage to The Carlyle with an all-new show entitled Grown Up Songs. Grown Up Songs features sophisticated selections for the most sophisticated venue in New York City with music by Stephen Sondheim, Johnny Mercer, Paul McCartney, Alan Jay Lerner, Adam Guettel, Billy Joel and more. (more...)

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