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 descending Venue City Region Country
Count Basie Sextette 01/22/1951 Club Juana Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Sextette 01/23/1951 Club Juana Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Sextette 01/24/1951 Club Juana Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Sextette 01/25/1951 Club Juana Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Sextette 01/26/1951 Club Juana Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Sextette 01/27/1951 Club Juana Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Sextette 01/28/1951 Club Juana Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 10/26/1951 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 10/27/1951 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 10/28/1951 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 10/29/1951 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 10/30/1951 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 10/31/1951 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 11/01/1951 Paradise Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Billy Eckstine / George Shearing / Count Basie 10/30/1952 IMA Auditorium Flint Michigan USA
Jazz Show 11/01/1952 Broadway-Capitol Theater Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 05/17/1953 Madison Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Percy Mayfield 05/31/1954 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Birdland Stars of '55 02/19/1955 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Command Performance Concert 05/14/1955 Olympia Stadium Detroit Michigan USA
Stan Kenton vs. Count Basie 08/29/1955 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Birdland Stars of '56 02/19/1956 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz vs. Rock 'N Roll 05/28/1956 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 10/29/1956 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
WSU Holiday Carnival 11/23/1956 Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum Detroit Michigan USA

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