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Thursday Sep 11 | Newsday

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.


Related Topix: Jazz, Fats Waller, Sag Harbor, NY, Cal State Fullerton, Redford, NY

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Bangor Daily News

The Skyliners

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.


Related Topix: Jazz, The Big Band


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.


Related Topix: Jazz, Gerald Wilson, Anatomy of a Murder, Drama Movies, Mystery Movies, Duke Ellington

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.


Related Topix: Jazz, Gerald Wilson, Duke Ellington, Black Entertainment, Dizzy Gillespie, Entertainment


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.


Related Topix: Concord, CA, The Big Band, Jazz

Sat Sep 06, 2014

WKXW-FM Trenton

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."


Related Topix: Gloria Gaynor, Disco, Village People, Jazz, Nat 'King' Cole, Recreational Vehicle, Marathon

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.


Related Topix: Red Bank, NJ, Jazz

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 .


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Steely Dan, Jazz, Navesink, NJ

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

'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.


Related Topix: Quincy Jones, Black Entertainment, Jazz, Clark Terry, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis

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."


Related Topix: Arts, Dance, Jazz, Lester Young, Duke Ellington

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.


Related Topix: Jazz, Fats Waller