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
115th Michigan State Fair 08/29/1964 Michigan State Fairgrounds Detroit Michigan USA
115th Michigan State Fair 08/30/1964 Michigan State Fairgrounds Detroit Michigan USA
115th Michigan State Fair 08/31/1964 Michigan State Fairgrounds Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 11/05/1964 Phelps Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Frank Sinatra 07/16/1965 Cobo Arena Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz Concert 08/15/1965 Cobo Arena Detroit Michigan USA
Sammy Davis, Jr. 10/17/1965 Cobo Arena Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Ramsey Lewis Trio 10/16/1966 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
World Series of Jazz 02/10/1967 Masonic Temple Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 09/25/1968 Finch Fieldhouse Mount Pleasant Michigan USA
Count Basie 08/27/1969 Grandmother's Lansing Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 12/04/1969 Hazel Park High School Hazel Park Michigan USA
Tom Jones 06/19/1970 Olympia Stadium Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 08/11/1972 Meadow Brook Rochester Hills Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/11/1973 Michigan Palace Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/12/1973 Michigan Palace Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/13/1973 Michigan Palace Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/15/1973 Michigan Palace Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/16/1973 Michigan Palace Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/17/1973 Michigan Palace Detroit Michigan USA
Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 09/07/1973 Otis Spann Memorial Field Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Count Basie & His Orchestra 01/10/1974 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 04/08/1974 Groves High School Beverly Hills Michigan USA
Count Basie 08/04/1974 Hawaiian Gardens Holly Michigan USA
Count Basie 08/16/1974 Meadow Brook Rochester Hills Michigan USA

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