William James "Count" Basie (/ ˈ b eɪ s i /; August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. In 1935, he formed the Count Basie Orchestra, and in 1936 took them to Chicago for a long engagement and their first recording.
William Basie, dit Count Basie, né le 21 août 1904 et mort le 26 avril 1984, est un pianiste, organiste et chef d'orchestre de jazz. Son orchestre s'inscrit dans la tradition de Kansas City , ville-berceau du middle jazz orchestral.
Count Basie, geboren als William Allen Basie (* 21. August 1904 in Red Bank , New Jersey ; † 26. April 1984 in Hollywood , Florida ) war ein US-amerikanischer Jazz-Pianist , Organist , Komponist und einer der bedeutendsten Bandleader des Swing .
Count Basie (born Aug. 21, 1904, Red Bank, NJ, USA - died Apr. 26, 1984, Hollywood, FL, USA) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. Uncle of Joshua Welton. Note: For "Count Basie And His Orchestra" and "Count Basie Orchestra", please use Count Basie Orchestra
The official Count Basie Center for the Arts site, providing directions, info on the historic organization's nonprofit mission and work in arts education, plus tickets to events at Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre, The Vogel, Basie Center Cinemas + more.
The Count Basie Orchestra is a 16 to 18 piece big band, one of the most prominent jazz performing groups of the swing era, founded by Count Basie in 1935 and recording regularly from 1936. Despite a brief disbandment at the beginning of the 1950s, the band survived long past the Big Band era itself and the death of Basie in 1984.
02/04/2014 · One of jazz music's all-time greats, bandleader-pianist Count Basie was a primary shaper of the big-band sound that characterized mid-20th century popular music.