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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
Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration and More Coming Up at BirdlandCharlie Parker Birthday Celebration and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for August 28-September 3, including a Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Veronica Swift, Adam Larson Quartet, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Broadway, Jazz Greats Featured in Gilson Lavis ExhibitionPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - Broadway, Jazz Greats Featured in Gilson Lavis Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Unique portraits of many Broadway and jazz musical legends will be featured at highly respected British drummer and artist Gilson Lavis' first ever New York City art exhibit 'Gilson Lavis: In Tune With The Portraits' at the Salomon Arts Gallery at 83 Leonard Street in Tribeca from September 15th through October 5th, 2017. His paintings have become very much sought after in British music and art world inner circles. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the collection below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

???????Brundibar returns to Monmouth County in Count Basie Theatre's new production led by Eli Villanueva and Jason Tramm August 19 & 20 (more...)

Elvis Presley's Beloved White Grand Piano Goes Up for AuctionElvis Presley's Beloved White Grand Piano Goes Up for Auction
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

Forty years after Elvis Presley's death, his famous white grand piano is up for auction on eBay from August 10-20. The piano, which stood in the Graceland music room for more than a decade, is expected to sell for millions. Ten percent of the proceeds from the Elvis White Piano, as the auction is listed on eBay, will go to Starkey Hearing Foundation which supports hearing health initiatives around the world. (more...)

Beth Leavel and Chad Kimball with Frank DiLella and More Coming Up at BirdlandBeth Leavel and Chad Kimball with Frank DiLella and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for August 21-August 27, featuring Benny Green Trio, Lorin Cohen, Michelle Lordi, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Arizona Musicfest 27th Season Brings Diverse Lineup of Exceptional Artists to the ValleyArizona Musicfest 27th Season Brings Diverse Lineup of Exceptional Artists to the Valley
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The 27th annual Arizona Musicfest festival season brings a diverse lineup of exceptional artists to Valley audiences from country superstars Mary Chapin Carpenter and Lee Ann Womack to Broadway legends Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune, and from famed singer/pianist Michael Feinstein to internationally celebrated Pink Martini and the iconic bandleader/trumpeter Doc Severinsen. (more...)

BWW Feature: 26TH ANNUAL SEASON ANNOUNCED at Kravis Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Feature: 26TH ANNUAL SEASON ANNOUNCED at Kravis Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Aug 10, 2017

KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Announces 26th Annual Season of Spectacular Concerts, Blockbuster Performances and Smash Hits from Broadway (more...)

Mercedes Ellington To Receive Spirit of '45 Award At 1st Annual NIGHT OF SWINGMercedes Ellington To Receive Spirit of '45 Award At 1st Annual NIGHT OF SWING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Mercedes Ellington To Receive Spirit of '45 Award At 1st Annual "Night of Swing" Saturday,  Aug. 12 at Wyndham New Yorker Hotel Honoring America's  Greatest Generation ; Co-Hosted By United War Veteran Council, Former GIs And Their Gals Will       Swing to Music of  Ellington, Goodman,  Miller, Dorsey & Basie (more...)

Warner Bros. Records to Reissue Six Steve Earle Albums in SeptemberWarner Bros. Records to Reissue Six Steve Earle Albums in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Warner Bros. Records will release remastered versions of six classic Steve Earle albums next month, beginning with a trio of reissues on September 22 (more...)

SSINGSSING, Toni Menage & Poison Ivy, and More This Week at Joe's PubSSINGSSING, Toni Menage & Poison Ivy, and More This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Check out what's coming to Joe's Pub this week! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

All tickets are on sale for the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra's classical, pops and family programs for the 2017-18 season-Xian Zhang's second as the Orchestra's critically acclaimed artistic leader. The NJSO brings a diverse range of compelling programs to six venues across the Garden State, with highlights including classical masterworks, a Winter Festival celebrating foreign artists and composers who found creative inspiration on America's welcoming shores, film-with-orchestra presentations of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and music- and comedy-filled performances with Tony Award-winning star Jason Alexander. (more...)

Entry Deadline Set for 6th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition at NJPACEntry Deadline Set for 6th Annual Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

For the sixth consecutive year, singers from around the world will compete online for a coveted spot in the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, a 21st century version of the amateur night at the Apollo Theater that helped launch the career of a gifted teenager from Newark, Sarah 'Sassy' Vaughan, more than 70 years ago. (more...)

Birdland presents The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra and More Week of 8/14Birdland presents The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra and More Week of 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

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

Joe's Pub to Present The Brass Tacks in a History of Rock 'n' Roll SaxophoneJoe's Pub to Present The Brass Tacks in a History of Rock 'n' Roll Saxophone
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Brass Tacks tackle the stories behind the saxophone's influence on rock 'n' roll music. On Sunday, August 20th at 1:00 pm, the high-energy swing/rock band performs their family-friendly rock 'n' roll history show at Joe's Pub. (more...)

Tall Heights Announce Fall Tour Joining Ben FoldsTall Heights Announce Fall Tour Joining Ben Folds
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Fresh off their second European tour, electro-folk band Tall Heights along with Ben Folds announced this morning on socials that beginning August 27, the band will join Folds for 30+ dates on his Fall Paper Airplane Request Tour. (more...)

John Pizzarelli, Tony DeSare and More Coming Up Next Month at BirdlandJohn Pizzarelli, Tony DeSare and More Coming Up Next Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for August 7-August 13, featuring John Pizzarelli, Tony DeSare, Laila Biali, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Servant Stage Company presents SING SING SWINGServant Stage Company presents SING SING SWING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

If you're in the mood for an energetic song and dance tribute to the Swing era, then don't miss Servant Stage Company's next production, SING SING SWING, on stage this summer at locations across Lancaster County! A joyful and nostalgic salute to the dance styles of jive, lindy hop and the jitterbug; and the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Benny Goodman, audiences won't want to miss this song and dance extravaganza. (more...)

The Magpie Salute Gear Up For Debut U.S. Tour Kicking Off In IndianapolisThe Magpie Salute Gear Up For Debut U.S. Tour Kicking Off In Indianapolis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Coming off eight European dates earlier this month--a mix of headline shows and festival appearances--THE MAGPIE SALUTE will launch their much-anticipated first-ever U.S. concert tour July 26 in Indianapolis. (more...)

Birdland presents the Birdland Big Band and More Week of 7/31Birdland presents the Birdland Big Band and More Week of 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for July 31-August 6, including The Birdland Big Band, Tom Tallitsch, Natalie Douglas, and more! Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Returns to Marcus CenterJazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Returns to Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (JLCO) comprises 15 of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today. The orchestra makes a return to the Marcus Center's Uihlein Hall on Wednesday, October 11 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

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