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 *****

Discography

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Count Basie & Peggy Lee 04/30/1978 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie 12/05/1978 Hill Auditorium Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Count Basie & His Orchestra 01/21/1979 Bus Stop East Lansing Michigan USA
Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie 04/03/1979 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie 04/04/1979 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie 04/05/1979 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie 04/06/1979 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie 04/07/1979 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Sarah Vaughan & Count Basie 04/08/1979 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Oscar Peterson 08/17/1979 Meadow Brook Rochester Hills Michigan USA
Count Basie / Billy Eckstine 04/22/1980 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Billy Eckstine 04/23/1980 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Billy Eckstine 04/24/1980 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Billy Eckstine 04/25/1980 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Billy Eckstine 04/26/1980 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Billy Eckstine 04/27/1980 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie Orchestra 08/08/1980 Boblo Cruise Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz Summit 05/26/1981 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz Summit 05/27/1981 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz Summit 05/28/1981 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz Summit 05/29/1981 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz Summit 05/30/1981 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Jazz Summit 05/31/1981 Detroit Music Hall Detroit Michigan USA
Count Basie / Dave Brubeck Quartet 08/21/1981 Meadow Brook Rochester Hills Michigan USA
Count Basie 06/16/1982 Hotel Pontchartrain Detroit Michigan USA

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