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Free jazz concert at library Sunday

February 5, 2015

The show is at 2 p.m. in the McManus Room and will feature the music of Fats Waller, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Dizzy Gillespie and Coleman Hawkins, the library said.

Levitt season wraps up with 3 free shows this weekend

August 22, 2013

The Fairfield Counts wrap up the Levitt's free season on Sunday at 7 p.m. with a concert of big-band classics. ... On Sunday night, the Fairfield Counts will play favorites by the bands of Glen Miller, Tommy ...

Phil Schaap, jazz scholar, historian and broadcaster, dies at 70

September 8, 2021 |

During the 1966 New York transit strike, Schaap hitchhiked 15 miles from Queens to Manhattan with a neighbor, the bandleader Count Basie. ... "I tried to proselytize for Count Basie every day of my life back ...

Music DVD Review: Count Basie — Swingin' the Blues

April 3, 2010 |

The Duke moved from the dance hall to the concert hall; the Count stayed true to his dance hall roots. ... Nothing demonstrates Count Basie's eminence in the dance hall like the newly remastered documentary DVD, ...

George Wein, Newport Jazz Festival co-founder, dies at 95

September 13, 2021 |

Just in 1965, the bill featured Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, John Coltrane, Ellington, Gillespie, Davis and Monk.

Sally's Place will go silent at summer's end

July 18, 2013 |

White, who counted the late jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck as a close friend, was philosophical about the decision, which she said was influenced by family considerations and by declining sales hit hard ...

Sally's Place will go silent at summer's end

July 12, 2013 |

White, who counted the late jazz pianist and composer Dave Brubeck as a close friend, was philosophical about the decision, which she said was influenced by family considerations and by declining sales hit hard ...

Jazz ensemble spotlights Count Basie

November 9, 2005 |

Staff The free concert will focus on William Basie, known professionally as "Count Basie." ... Today many musicians consider Count Basie's band to be the model for "ensemble rhythmic conception and tonal ...

Another Westport: Longtime resident looks back on decades of change

August 18, 2010 |

We saw many of the great big bands, like Count Basie and Rudy Vallee.

George Wein, Who Led Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals from the 1950s Forward, Dies at 95

September 13, 2021 |

Chris Willman, provided by Click here to read the full article. George Wein, who set the standard for what outdoor music gatherings would become with his leadership of the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals from ...

Woodbury Senior Community Center holding outdoor concert

June 11, 2021

Listen to the Berkshire Jazz Orchestra, a 17-piece ensemble composed of Fairfield County musicians, who will offer big band selections and classics by Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and contemporary writers.

Steely Dan to Hit the Road This Fall on 'Absolutely Normal' Tour

July 26, 2021 |

Petersburg, FL @ Duke Energy Center for the Arts - Mahaffey Theater October 19th - Jacksonville, FL @ Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts - Moran Theater October 20th - North Charleston, SC @ North ...

A triple fiddle, three-part harmony threat: Quebe Sisters swing into The Kate

July 13, 2021 |

They've kept pushing the boundaries of their music, creating a "Progressive Western Swing" that incorporates the feel and groove of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday, the gypsy jazz of Django ...

Elliot Lawrence, 1940s bandleader who conducted Tony Award shows, dies at 96

July 21, 2021 |

Lawrence may not have had as large a following as other bandleaders, such as Woody Herman and Count Basie, but he recorded a number of well-received albums, toured the country and fostered the careers of many ...

Blues Beat: Gigs are coming up all over

June 2, 2021 |

Copliments come for everywhere and, it's no wonder why Count Basie called them "the hottest blues band I ever heard."

Curtis Fuller, acclaimed jazz trombonist of hard-bop era, dies at 88

May 11, 2021 |

Fuller was in Count Basie's big band from 1975 to 1978, then began a career resurgence, recording with trombonist Kai Winding, trumpeter Woody Shaw and Golson.

Satchel Paige remains a Kansas City icon, but time has taken a toll on his former home

May 9, 2021 |

Black icons such as Count Basie and Duke Ellington would visit when they weren't out drawing crowds to the legendary jazz scene on 18th and Vine.

Most covered songs of all time

December 11, 2020 |

'The Long and Winding Road' by The Beatles - Covers: 122 Off of the 1970 "Let it Be" Album, the Beatles classic "The Long and Winding Road" has been covered by the likes of George Michael, Aretha Franklin, and ...

Jorge Morel, revered classical guitarist and composer, dies at 89

February 14, 2021 |

"The half-hour concert spot before Jorge's solo guitar recital was played by a 16-piece excellent big band in the style of Count Basie.

Most covered songs of all time

December 11, 2020 |

'The Long and Winding Road' by The Beatles - Covers: 122 Off of the 1970 "Let it Be" Album, the Beatles classic "The Long and Winding Road" has been covered by the likes of George Michael, Aretha Franklin, and ...

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