Thursday Sep 11
Judy Carmichael to perform in fundraiser concert on Long Island
Jazz masters took Judy Carmichael seriously. Count Basie nicknamed her "Stride" for the challenging style of ragtime piano immortalized by Eubie Blake and Fats Waller.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Bangor Daily News
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Are you a fan of Glen Miller and Count Basie? Come join us for a fun Saturday night of dancing with this live 13 piece Big Band orchestra as they play all your favorite arrangements from the 40's and 50's as well as Swing, Jazz, Pop, Waltz, Rock, and Latin numbers.
Jazz musician Gerald Wilson dies
Gerald Wilson, the dynamic jazz big band leader, composer and arranger whose career spanned more than 75 years, has died. He was 96. The big band leader began his career in the late 1930s as a trumpeter for Jimmy Lunceford's band before forming his own big band in 1944 featuring female trombonist Melba Liston.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Albany Times Union
Jazz musician Gerald Wilson dies at
The big band leader played trumpet and composed music with the likes of Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie. Wilson began his career in the 1930s as a trumpeter for Jimmy Lunceford's band before forming his own group in 1944.
Concord to Mark 9/11 With Lowered Flags, Concert
Flags will be lowered to half-staff in Concord on Thursday, for Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance, commemorating the tragic events of 9/11. On Thursday evening, during the Music and Market event in Todos Santos Plaza, the Lafayette Studio Big Band, a seventeen piece Count Basie style jazz orchestra, performs featuring guest vocalist Petty Officer First Class Steven Powell in a 9/11 salute.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Meet Gloria Gaynor
And, this evening, she's singing for the home state crowd, as part of the "Disco Explosion" , at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank! As a kid, she enjoyed listening to the radio, and to records by the likes of Nat "King" Cole and Sarah Vaughn. Her 2000 autobiography "I Will Survive."
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Red Bank Green
Red Bank: Basie (and Johnny), 365
"Pied Piper of Jazz" Keith Marks keynoted a new slate of free outdoor jazz concerts on August 22 - a Count Basie 365 Cultural Series that continues Friday evening with vocalist Valarie Adams and showband.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Red Bank Green
Red Bank: Two Against Nature
Continuing a triumphal return to the concert stage, Donald Fagen and Walter Becker bring their 2014 edition of Steely Dan back to the Basie for a two-night stand on September 3 and 4. At a top-ticket price of 200 bucks - and that's without even a meet-and-greet - it's a premium attraction for even so stately a stage as the Count Basie Theatre .
Thu Aug 21, 2014
'Keep On Keepin' On' Trailer Peeks Into Music Mentorship Magic
The new Keep On Keepin' On trailer offers a peek into a story of maintaining one's vision while losing sight.
WNYC-AM New York
When Basie Was Jazz' Greatest Dance Master
The title of "Taxi War Dance," the classic 1939 Count Basie record starring the tenor saxophone icon Lester Young, sounds like something out of "Transformers."
All About Jazz
INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Count Basie
All About Jazz is celebrating Count Basie's birthday today! Bill Basie studied music with his mother as a child and played piano in early childhood.