Count Basie News

 
Date of Birth: August 21, 1904
Date of Death: April 26, 1984 (79)

Birth Place: Red Bank, NJ, USA
NJSO Performs Free Summer Concerts At Five NJ ParksNJSO Performs Free Summer Concerts At Five NJ Parks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs free concerts in five New Jersey parks in June, featuring a family-friendly program of diverse music from across the Americas. The NJSO performs free concerts at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, Maxwell Place Park in Hoboken, Ocean County College in Toms River, Branch Brook Park in Newark and Marine Park in Red Bank. (more...)

Birdland Announces May 2019 Schedule - Emmet Cohen Trio, David Murray with Saul Williams, and More!Birdland Announces May 2019 Schedule - Emmet Cohen Trio, David Murray with Saul Williams, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019

Birdland has announced its upcoming May program! (more...)

NJSO Trustees Ann Borowiec And Norman Slonaker To Assume Leadership Of NJSO Board Of TrusteesNJSO Trustees Ann Borowiec And Norman Slonaker To Assume Leadership Of NJSO Board Of Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019

Effective July 1, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Trustees Ann Borowiec and Norman Slonaker will assume leadership as co-chairs of the NJSO Board of Trustees, succeeding Linda Bowden and David Huber. (more...)

Concord Jazz, Live Nation Present the 50th Anniversary Concord Jazz FestivalConcord Jazz, Live Nation Present the 50th Anniversary Concord Jazz Festival
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2019

 Concord Jazz and Live Nation are proud to present the 50th Anniversary Concord Jazz Festival, to be held on Saturday, August 3rd at the Concord Pavilion in Concord, California. 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the festival, which began at a city park in 1969 and gave birth to the venerable Concord Jazz label. Concord Jazz continues its commitment to presenting the finest jazz and live music with this year's line-up. (more...)

Birdland Presents Kurt Rosenwinkel & Caipi And More Comes To BirdlandBirdland Presents Kurt Rosenwinkel & Caipi And More Comes To Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Recording Academy Announces the GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS on May 11Recording Academy Announces the GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS on May 11
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

The Recording Academy will honor its 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients with 'GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®,' an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Black Sabbath, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & Dave, and Dionne Warwick. Lou Adler, Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson, and Johnny Mandel are Trustees Award honorees; and Saul Walker is the Technical GRAMMY® Award recipient. Also being honored is Jeffery Redding, this year's recipient of the Music Educator Award presented by the Recording Academy and GRAMMY Museum®. Led by GRAMMY®-nominated industry icon Greg Phillinganes as musical director, the tribute concert will feature rare performances by honorees and never-seen renditions by those they've inspired. Currently scheduled to appear are Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Clinton; GRAMMY winner Bootsy Collins, who will salute Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic; five-time GRAMMY winner Lalah Hathaway and Kenya Hathaway, who will pay tribute to their father Donny; past Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Johnny Mathis, who will honor Warwick; Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Sam Moore;two-time GRAMMY winner Gregory Porter, who will pay tribute to Eckstine; Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Simpson; past GRAMMY nominee Snoop Dogg, who will salute Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic; and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Warwick. Presenters for the evening will include GRAMMY winners Cheech & Chong. Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly. Tickets for the event will be on sale via a Ticketmaster pre-sale, beginning today at 10 a.m. PT. The password to access the pre-sale is LEGENDS. (more...)

The Hylton Performing Arts Center Announces 2019-2020 SeasonThe Hylton Performing Arts Center Announces 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019

Hylton Performing Arts Center announced today its 2019-2020 season of mainstage performances, featuring a diverse lineup of artists and ensembles across genres, as part of Hylton Presents, Hylton Family Series, Matinee Idylls, and the American Roots Series. The Hylton Center also announced the first Hylton Center EXTRA! for the season: the husband and wife duo and banjo icons, B la Fleck and Abigail Washburn, in a special concert event featuring their unique blend of alternative bluegrass. Season subscriptions are on sale to Friends of the Hylton Center at HyltonCenter.org/preview or by phone at 703-993-7700. For the general public, subscriptions go on sale Wednesday, April 24 and single tickets on Thursday, August 1. More details are available at HyltonCenter.org. (more...)

Additional Artists Announced For 2019 TD Vancouver International Jazz FestivalAdditional Artists Announced For 2019 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019

Coastal Jazz & Blues Society announced today additional performances for the 34th annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, taking place June 21 to July 1. The Festival lineup now includes headliner Herbie Hancock at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on June 29 as well as genre-bending performances from diverse, cutting-edge artists at Performance Works on Granville Island, Pyatt Hall (843 Seymour Street), and Frankie's Jazz Club (765 Beatty Street). (more...)

NJSO Presents Bach And Steven Mackey Double Concertos, May 16-19NJSO Presents Bach And Steven Mackey Double Concertos, May 16-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Eric Wyrick takes center stage in a pair of double concertos, pairing with electric guitarist Steven Mackey in Mackey's Four Iconoclastic Episodes and with Sphinx Competition winner Annelle Gregory in Bach's Concerto for Two Violins-May 16-19. Music Director Xian Zhang conducts the program, which also features Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3 and Weber's Overture to Oberon. (more...)

A Funky Big Band Revolutionizes THE SEARCH FOR PEACEA Funky Big Band Revolutionizes THE SEARCH FOR PEACE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019

Reaching back to the past in order to move a musical artform forward, the BT ALC Big Band turns loose the might and muscle of a 13-piece horn section to huff and puff and blow down any previously held conceptions of what a big band could be. The mission of the 19-piece Boston big band's forthcoming album, “The Search For Peace,” is part passion, part music education and anything but peaceful. The bombardment of funk and jazz, written by trombonist Brian Thomas and trumpeter Alex Lee-Clark and produced by Alan Evans (Soulive), drops May 17 on Ropeadope. (more...)

Highlights In Jazz Presents 'A Salute to Randy Brecker'Highlights In Jazz Presents 'A Salute to Randy Brecker'
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2019

The annual Highlights In Jazz series, a fan fave for almost a half century, can be counted on to deliver concerts that surprise and delight savvy jazz fans. The third event of the 2019 lineup showcases one of the series' most beloved traditions: paying homage to a living jazz great. The Highlights In Jazz presentation Salute to Randy Brecker celebrates the music and contributions of this beloved trumpeter and contemporary jazz icon. “Let's honor them while they can smell the roses,” declares producer Jack Kleinsinger. (more...)

Tony Bennett Headlines 40th Ravinia ConcertTony Bennett Headlines 40th Ravinia Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019

 In 1962, fifty-seven years ago, the magnificent TONY BENNETT recorded "I Left My Heart in San Francisco."  The song was honored with two Grammy Awards, including "Record of the Year" and gave Tony a signature tune that, as he delights in saying, has made him "A Citizen of the World."  Last March, the classic was entered into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress as "an aural treasure worthy of preservation." Now in 2019, and about to turn an ageless 93, the legendary performer -  himself a world treasure - continues to leave his heart in each song that he sings and in every aspect of his life. (more...)

Outlaw Country Cruise 5 Announces LineupOutlaw Country Cruise 5 Announces Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

Hot off the heels of a sold-out fourth cruise, Steven “Little Steven” Van Zandt's Renegade Circus and Sixthman, the industry leader in music festivals at sea, are proud to announce the lineup for the fifth annual Outlaw Country Cruise. The extensive lineup includes The Mavericks, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle & The Dukes, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Shooter Jennings, Son Volt, Elizabeth Cook, Waco Brothers, Carlene Carter, Kinky Friedman, Dale Watson And His Lone Stars, Jesse Dayton, Bottle Rockets, Robbie Fulks, Jim Lauderdale, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, NRBQ, The Long Ryders, Jason Ringenberg, Warner Hodges, The Yayhoos, Jesse Malin, Sarah Borges, Rosie Flores, Deke Dickerson, The Mastersons, Jaime Wyatt, Sarah Gayle Meech, Waylon Payne, Paula Nelson Band, Folk Uke, Heybale!, Dallas Wayne, Roger Alan Wade, and of course, Mojo Nixon with more to be announced! (more...)

The Nash Creates 'Jazz Beacon Award' To Honor Legendary MusiciansThe Nash Creates 'Jazz Beacon Award' To Honor Legendary Musicians
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

The living legends of jazz, veteran musicians who have achieved greatness in performing jazz are now being honored at The Nash with the creation of The Jazz Beacon Award. Conceived by Lewis Nash as a way to recognize the important role and contributions these musicians have given to the world of jazz, The Nash inducted its first honoree, bassist Ron Carter, during his March 23rd appearance at the downtown Phoenix jazz club. (more...)

BROOKLYN RIDER Comes to The CCA Gile Series PerformanceBROOKLYN RIDER Comes to The CCA Gile Series Performance
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

???????Brooklyn Rider will perform at the Capitol Center for the Arts (Concord, NH) on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 7:30PM.  This performance is part of the 2018-'19 William H. Gile Concert Series.   (more...)

NJSO Presents THE SOUND OF STORIES Family Concerts On May 11NJSO Presents THE SOUND OF STORIES Family Concerts On May 11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents great stories told through music in "The Sound of Stories: Harry Potter & More" family concerts on May 11 at NJPAC in Newark. (more...)

State Theatre New Jersey Presents MARY POPPINS In Concert With The NJSOState Theatre New Jersey Presents MARY POPPINS In Concert With The NJSO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019

State Theatre New Jersey and New Jersey Symphony Orchestra present Mary Poppins in Concert on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3pm. In this special screening of the Disney classic, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performs the score live as the film plays. At 2pm, there is a pre-show singalong on the second floor lobby of the State Theatre for all ticketed patrons. Tickets range from $35-$125. (more...)

The Institute Of Jazz Studies At Rutgers University Acquires Arturo 'Chico' O'Farrill Music And Personal ArchivesThe Institute Of Jazz Studies At Rutgers University Acquires Arturo 'Chico' O'Farrill Music And Personal Archives
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance is proud to announce The Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University is now the permanent home of the Arturo 'Chico' O'Farrill Music and Personal Archives. This marks the acquisition of the first major Latin jazz archival collection in the Institute's 60-year history. The collection contains O'Farrill's original music manuscripts, photographs, and sound recordings documenting his prolific career as a composer, arranger, and bandleader. Famed compositions such as 'Afro Cuban Jazz Suite,' 'Manteca Suite,' 'Carambola,' and 'Cuban Episode,' among others, are included in this acquisition for the Institute. The Institute is thrilled to add O'Farrill's illustrious archives to its collection to celebrate Chico's monumental impact in jazz during his lifetime. (more...)

BWW Review: SuperbLADY DAY Jazzes Up The Beck CenterBWW Review: SuperbLADY DAY Jazzes Up The Beck Center
by Roy Berko - Mar 19, 2019

Having seen Audra McDonald's Tony Award winning Broadway performance of Billie Holiday in 'Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill,' I went to see the Beck production of the show with trepidation. (more...)

National Philharmonic Celebrates American Jazz With 'Sounds of New Orleans: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong'National Philharmonic Celebrates American Jazz With 'Sounds of New Orleans: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019

Witness the unforgettable jazz musician Byron Stripling's electrifying performance in 'Sounds of New Orleans: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong' with the National Philharmonic, led by Maestro Piotr Gajewski, on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore's Concert Hall. Stripling got his start as the lead trumpeter in the Count Basie Orchestra and will perform Armstrong's greatest hits, including his signature version of When the Saints Go Marchin' In. Stripling will perform other Armstrong hits, including Saint Louis Blues, Statchmo Scattin' & Swingin', and What a Wonderful World. Stripling has performed as lead trumpeter and soloist with symphonies around the country, as well as at Carnegie Hall. Ticket prices are $10-$72. Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.nationalphilharmonic.org or call 301.581.5100. (more...)

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