Count Basie

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When Basie Was Jazz' Greatest Dance Master

The title of "Taxi War Dance," the classic 1939 Count Basie record starring the tenor saxophone icon Lester Young, sounds like something out of "Transformers." But I've always assumed that the title referred not to anthropomorphic automobiles, but to ... [Published WNYC - 2 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Today is Thursday, Aug. 21, the 233rd day of 2014 with 132 to follow.The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury and Saturn.Those born on this date are under the sign of Leo. They include jazz ... [Published UPI - 9 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Today in History: August 21, 2014

Today is the 233rd day of 2014 and the 62nd day of summer.TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1858, senatorial candidates Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas held the first of their seven debates.In 1863, pro-Confederate guerillas led by William Quantrill raided the ... [Published Columbia Daily Herald - 9 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Hot Trailer: Jazz Docu ‘Keep On Keepin’ On’

[embedded content]He’s a 23-year-old blind jazz piano prodigy. He’s an 89-year-old legend who has trained or mentored such greats as Miles Davis and Quincy Jones. Keep On Keepin’ On is the story of the unlikely transgenerational bond they form and the ... [Published Deadline.com - 12 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Air Force jazz band performing at Logan High Thursday

The Commanders jazz ensemble from the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West will be at Logan High School on Thursday, August 21 presenting a free concert starting at 7 o'clock. Chris Rasmussen, director of bands at Logan High, said the public is invited ... [Published Cache Valley Daily - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Fall Registration Open for Music Institute's Adult Education Programs

Recognizing the powerful role music can play in a person's life at any age, the Music Institute of Chicago is offering a wide range of opportunities for adults to enhance their lives through musical instruction and performance in a fun, relaxed setting. ... [Published Broadway World - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Last music concert for this summer in Lakewood

Lakewood residents can enjoy a free Township music concert by Wilbur Wittemann and his Bootcamp Big Band, Wednesday, August 27 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lakewood All Wars Memorial Amphitheater near Lake Carasaljo, off Route 9, on North Lake Drive ... [Published Asbury Park Press - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

More Newport; Count Basie And Other Birthdays; Jane Bunnett Sneak Preview & Hungarian Jazz

Night Train continues with more music in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival with music from the Newport Jazz Festival All-Stars, Gregory Porter – who appeared at this year’s festival, and a live performance in hour two of ... [Published KMUW 89.1 FM - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

12 signature Tony Bennett jazz recordings

Tony Bennett’s lifelong passion for jazz has yielded a number of signature recordings. Here are a dozen favorites. Not not all of Bennett’s A-list records are here. Among the missing are the sublime “The Movie Song Album” (1966) and the Sinatra tribute ... [Published Detroit Free Press - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 08 2014 - 1 reports

Rolleston venue getting ready to welcome band

Comments (0)A POPULAR East Staffordshire venue is getting ready for a special show this weekend.Rolleston Club, based in Burnside, will be playing host to Force 10 tomorrow evening.The 15-piece big band play classics from the dance and big band era right ... [Published Burton Mail - Aug 08 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 2 reports

Bon Jovi brings charity back home

Bon Jovi performs with the Kings of Suburbia at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank Wednesday. (Photo:Robert Ward/Staff Photographer)Jon Bon Jovi fired things at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank Wednesday night, once again showing his support for the ... [Published Asbury Park Press - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

Working Up an Appetite

By John BurtonRED BANK – Food lover, start your taste buds.Appetite, the second annual three-day event, being held Aug. 1-3 at the Count Basie Theatre, is touted as a gastronomic experience and will again serve up a little different offering for the performing ... [Published Two River Times - Jul 25 2014]

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When Basie Was Jazz' Greatest Dance Master [Published WNYC - 2 hours ago]
‘Swing’ into the Brimhall Library [Published Thousand Oaks Acorn - 5 hours ago]
Curating the festival: Q&A with artistic direct... [Published My Kawartha - 6 hours ago]
UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 [Published UPI - 9 hours ago]
Today in History: August 21, 2014 [Published Columbia Daily Herald - 9 hours ago]
Hot Trailer: Jazz Docu ‘Keep On Keepin’ On’ [Published Deadline.com - 12 hours ago]
Oyler: Granddaughter’s passion for music stirs ... [Published Pittsburgh Tribune Review - 13 hours ago]
On this day: Soviet coup collapsed in Russia [Published The Scotsman - 14 hours ago]
Streamliners in Concert Sponsored by From Afric... [Published Citizen Tribune - 19 hours ago]
CAS Day 2: In Full Flight [Published Stereophile - Aug 20 2014]
Air Force jazz band performing at Logan High Th... [Published Cache Valley Daily - Aug 20 2014]
Business leaders weigh in on Jersey talent [Published New Jersey 101.5 - Aug 20 2014]
Splash park plan draws opposition [Published Hub - Aug 20 2014]
Fall Registration Open for Music Institute's Ad... [Published Broadway World - Aug 19 2014]
Frank Sinatra, Thomas Edison, Meryl Streep and ... [Published New Jersey Online - Aug 19 2014]
Last music concert for this summer in Lakewood [Published Asbury Park Press - Aug 19 2014]
More Newport; Count Basie And Other Birthdays; ... [Published KMUW 89.1 FM - Aug 18 2014]
JAMAICA: York chapel honors 19th century sisters [Published TimesLedger - Aug 17 2014]
Controversial sprinkler park in Red Bank unveiled [Published Asbury Park Press - Aug 14 2014]
12 signature Tony Bennett jazz recordings [Published Detroit Free Press - Aug 14 2014]
North Attleborough Cultural Council in the mids... [Published Wicked Local North Attleborough - Aug 13 2014]
Red Bank comes out to support strings program [Published Hub - Aug 12 2014]
Propaganda on Palestine: All-Knowing White Man ... [Published Mondoweiss - Aug 11 2014]
Perseverance Jazz Band in Wallingford [Published Broad Street Review - Aug 11 2014]
Ice cream social bring together friends, neighb... [Published Livonia Observer - Aug 10 2014]
Proms 2014: a triumphant blaze of 1930s jazz wi... [Published New Statesman - Aug 10 2014]
Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival huge hit, b... [Published MassLive - Aug 09 2014]
Sat 8/9: Coronado Big Band & Janet Hammer [Published San Diego Reader - Aug 09 2014]
Performing LIVE: 10 Facts About Jeffrey Osborne [Published Black Enterprise - Aug 08 2014]
Rolleston venue getting ready to welcome band [Published Burton Mail - Aug 08 2014]
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Propaganda on Palestine: All-Knowing White Man ... [Published Mondoweiss - Aug 11 2014]
Among the many Op-Eds, blogs, videos and other commentaries about the most recent escalation of the conflict between Israel and Gaza, two, in particular, have moved us to respond. The first, “The Middle East Problem,” is a five-minute video that ...
“Mad Men” Era Swagger Epitomized: Sinatra and C... [Published The Moderate Voice - Jul 07 2014]
I’ve met a lot of young people who are fascinated with the era they see depicted on “Mad Men.” No song better epitomizes the era than this swaggering 1960s version of Pennies from Heaven by singing legend Frank Sinatra with jazz legend Count Basie and ...
How high the moon? [Published Power Line - Apr 25 2014]
(Scott Johnson) Today is the anniversary of the birth of Ella Fitzgerald, the First Lady of Song. The lady was a remarkable artist. Each period of her long career is rewarding, though she deepened her art as she got older. She excelled in a wide variety ...
The Daily Agenda for Monday, April 21 [Published Box Turtle Bulletin - Apr 21 2014]
TODAY’S AGENDA is brought to you by: From GAY, August 17, 1970, page 15   One Sheridan Square had an illustrious history before it became The Haven in the late 1960s. In 1930, it was the first racially-integrated nightclub, Café Society. Modeled ...
Baseball Songs [Published Lawyers, Guns & Money - Apr 01 2014]
Happy Opening Day. For that, here’s two of the best songs ever written about an individual baseball player. First, there is Buddy Johnson’s “Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball?” Count Basie had a hit with this the next year that I think ...
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