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Count Basie

Born: 
08/21/1904
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Died: 
08/26/1984
Years Active: 
1924-1984
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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".

Concerts

Event Date Venue City Region Country
Count Basie Orchestra 04/23/1937 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Count Basie Orchestra 04/24/1937 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Count Basie Orchestra 04/25/1937 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Count Basie Orchestra 04/26/1937 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Count Basie Orchestra 04/27/1937 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Count Basie Orchestra 04/28/1937 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Count Basie Orchestra 04/29/1937 Howard Theatre Washington District of Columbia USA
Count Basie Orchestra 07/28/1937 Edgewater Beach Turner Station Maryland USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/01/1938 Roseland State Ballroom Boston Massachusetts USA
Count Basie Orchestra 01/02/1938 Hamilton Park Waterbury Connecticut USA
Battle of Swing 01/16/1938 Savoy Ballroom - Harlem Harlem New York USA
Benny Goodman 01/16/1938 Carnegie Hall NYC New York USA
Battle of the Bands 02/02/1938 Fifth Regiment Armory Baltimore Maryland USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/13/1938 Savoy Ballroom - Harlem Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/14/1938 Savoy Ballroom - Harlem Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/15/1938 Savoy Ballroom - Harlem Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/16/1938 Savoy Ballroom - Harlem Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/17/1938 Savoy Ballroom - Harlem Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/18/1938 Savoy Ballroom - Harlem Harlem New York USA
Count Basie Orchestra 03/19/1938 Savoy Ballroom - Harlem Harlem New York USA
Pearl Bailey / Count Basie 01/01/1949 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Pearl Bailey / Count Basie 01/02/1949 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Pearl Bailey / Count Basie 01/03/1949 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Pearl Bailey / Count Basie 01/04/1949 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA
Pearl Bailey / Count Basie 01/05/1949 Apollo Theater Harlem New York USA

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