Count Basie

Born: 
08/21/1904
City: 
Red Bank
Region: 
New Jersey
Country: 
USA
Died: 
08/26/1984
Years Active: 
1924-1984
Genre(s): 
Instruments: 
Keyboards

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William "Count" Basie was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader and composer. Basie led his jazz orchestra almost continuously for nearly 50 years. Many notable musicians came to prominence under his direction, including tenor saxophonists Lester Young and Herschel Evans, guitarist Freddie Green, trumpeters Buck Clayton and Harry "Sweets" Edison and singers Jimmy Rushing and Joe Williams. Basie's theme songs were "One O'Clock Jump" and "April In Paris".

***** All concert dates after Count Basie's death are for The Count Basie Orchestra *****

Concerts

Event Datesort ascending Venue City Region Country
The Count Basie Orchestra 10/22/1999 Orchestra Hall Detroit Michigan USA
The Count Basie Orchestra 08/14/1990 James Whiting Auditorium Flint Michigan USA
4th Annual Michigan Festival 08/13/1990 Munn Ice Arena East Lansing Michigan USA
Count Basie / Joe Williams 03/08/1984 Premier Center Sterling Heights Michigan USA
Count Basie / Joe Williams 03/07/1984 Premier Center Sterling Heights Michigan USA
Count Basie / Joe Williams 03/06/1984 Premier Center Sterling Heights Michigan USA
1983 Montreux-Detroit Jazz Festival 09/01/1983 Ford Auditorium Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 08/20/1982 Meadow Brook Rochester Hills Michigan USA
Count Basie 06/16/1982 Hotel Pontchartrain Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Dave Brubeck Quartet 08/21/1981 Meadow Brook Rochester Hills Michigan USA
Jazz Summit 05/31/1981 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz Summit 05/30/1981 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz Summit 05/29/1981 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz Summit 05/28/1981 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz Summit 05/27/1981 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz Summit 05/26/1981 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 08/08/1980 Boblo Cruise Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Billy Eckstine 04/27/1980 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Billy Eckstine 04/26/1980 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Billy Eckstine 04/25/1980 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Billy Eckstine 04/24/1980 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Billy Eckstine 04/23/1980 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Billy Eckstine 04/22/1980 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Oscar Peterson 08/17/1979 Meadow Brook Rochester Hills Michigan USA
Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie 04/08/1979 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA

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