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
WSU Holiday Carnival 11/24/1956 Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum Detroit Michigan USA
Birdland Stars of '57 03/03/1957 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 07/24/1957 Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Count Basie / Dinah Washington 07/29/1957 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Dakota Staton 10/21/1958 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 01/12/1959 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Nina Simone 11/01/1959 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 01/15/1960 20 Grand Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 05/23/1960 Light Guard Armory Detroit Michigan USA
2nd Annual Detroit Jazz Festival 08/21/1960 Michigan State Fairgrounds Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Stan Kenton 10/09/1960 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 11/07/1960 Graystone Ballroom Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 03/06/1961 20 Grand Detroit Michigan USA
UD Spring Carnival Dance 05/06/1961 Michigan State Fairgrounds Coliseum Detroit Michigan USA
Greater Muskegon's Seaway Festival 07/03/1961 L.C. Walker Arena Muskegon Michigan USA
Count Basie 07/04/1961 Club Manhattan Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 07/05/1961 Club Manhattan Detroit Michigan USA
3rd Annual American Festival of Music 08/06/1961 Cobo Arena Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz Unlimited 11/12/1961 Cobo Arena Detroit Michigan USA
Bobby Darin & Count Basie 06/23/1962 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 05/19/1963 Cobo Arena Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 10/20/1963 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 06/24/1964 Phelps Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 06/25/1964 Phelps Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
115th Michigan State Fair 08/28/1964 Michigan State Fairgrounds Detroit Michigan USA

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