Count Basie Park Red Bank New Jersey

Count Basie Park Red Bank New Jersey

1. Count Basie and Red Bank New Jersey (BTBLOG 5)

The Brain Setzer Orchestra is spending the day in Red bank NJ - home of the famously swingin' Count Basie. Enjoy, and be sure to swing by for advice on making your improvement as a trumpet player more enjoyable!

2. August 30, 2020 Count Basie Park Red Bank

3. Tell The Truth at Count Basie in Red Bank New Jersey

4. Kansas LIVE @ Count Basie Theatre Red Bank NJ 2/25/2022 *cramx3 concert experience*

Kansas brings their Point of Know Return Anniversary tour to the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank New Jersey, come experience how this classic band performed the entire album plus lots more!

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6. +Live+ LIVE @ SOLD OUT Count Basie Theatre Red Bank NJ 2/19/2020 *cramx3 concert experience*

Live performs on a Wednesday night to a sold out crowd in Red Bank New Jersey! Check out the highlights with that signature cramx3 style!

7. John Waite - Live | Missing You - Count Basie Theater, Red Bank NJ 1/14/23

Light of Day Winterfest 2023: Bob's Birthday Bash

Light of Day Foundation -

Utilizing the awesome power of music to raise money and awareness in our continuing battle to defeat Parkinson's disease and its related illnesses, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) within our lifetime.

Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre aka Count Basie Theater, Red Bank NJ



9. Dillon Downs (Ocean) hits a double to centerfield at Count Basie Park (Red Bank)

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11. Count Basie Concert in Atlanta (January 15, 1980)

Sound footage of jazz musician, Count Basie, and band performing.

William James "Count" Basie (/ˈbeɪsi/; August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984)[1] 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. He led the group for almost 50 years, creating innovations like the use of two "split" tenor saxophones, emphasizing the rhythm section, riffing with a big band, using arrangers to broaden their sound, and others. Many musicians came to prominence under his direction, including the tenor saxophonists Lester Young and Herschel Evans, the guitarist Freddie Green, trumpeters Buck Clayton and Harry "Sweets" Edison, plunger trombonist Al Grey, and singers Jimmy Rushing, Helen Humes, Thelma Carpenter, and Joe Williams.

Early life and education[edit]
William Basie was born to Lillian and Harvey Lee Basie in Red Bank, New Jersey.[2][3] His father worked as a coachman and caretaker for a wealthy judge. After automobiles replaced horses, his father became a groundskeeper and handyman for several wealthy families in the area.[4] Both of his parents had some type of musical background. His father played the mellophone, and his mother played the piano; in fact, she gave Basie his first piano lessons. She took in laundry and baked cakes for sale for a living. She paid 25 cents a lesson for Count Basie's piano instruction.[5][6]

The best student in school, Basie dreamed of a traveling life, inspired by touring carnivals which came to town. He finished junior high school[7] but spent much of his time at the Palace Theater in Red Bank, where doing occasional chores gained him free admission to performances. He quickly learned to improvise music appropriate to the acts and the silent movies.[8]

Though a natural at the piano, Basie preferred drums. Discouraged by the obvious talents of Sonny Greer, who also lived in Red Bank and became Duke Ellington's drummer in 1919, Basie switched to piano exclusively at age 15.[5] Greer and Basie played together in venues until Greer set out on his professional career. By then, Basie was playing with pick-up groups for dances, resorts, and amateur shows, including Harry Richardson's "Kings of Syncopation".[9] When not playing a gig, he hung out at the local pool hall with other musicians, where he picked up on upcoming play dates and gossip. He got some jobs in Asbury Park at the Jersey Shore, and played at the Hong Kong Inn until a better player took his place.[10]

Early career[edit]
Around 1920, Basie went to Harlem, a hotbed of jazz, where he lived down the block from the Alhambra Theater. Early after his arrival, he bumped into Sonny Greer, who was by then the drummer for the Washingtonians, Duke Ellington's early band.[11] Soon, Basie met many of the Harlem musicians who were "making the scene," including Willie "the Lion" Smith and James P. Johnson.

Basie toured in several acts between 1925 and 1927, including Katie Krippen and Her Kiddies (featuring singer Katie Crippen) as part of the Hippity Hop show; on the Keith, the Columbia Burlesque, and the Theater Owners Bookers Association (T.O.B.A.) vaudeville circuits; and as a soloist and accompanist to blues singer Gonzelle White as well as Crippen.[12][13] His touring took him to Kansas City, St. Louis, New Orleans, and Chicago. Throughout his tours, Basie met many jazz musicians, including Louis Armstrong.[14] Before he was 20 years old, he toured extensively on the Keith and TOBA vaudeville circuits as a solo pianist, accompanist, and music director for blues singers, dancers, and comedians. This provided an early training that was to prove significant in his later career.[15]

Back in Harlem in 1925, Basie gained his first steady job at Leroy's, a place known for its piano players and its "cutting contests". The place catered to "uptown celebrities", and typically the band winged every number without sheet music using "head arrangements".[16] He met Fats Waller, who was playing organ at the Lincoln Theater accompanying silent movies, and Waller taught him how to play that instrument. (Basie later played organ at the Eblon Theater in Kansas City).[1] As he did with Duke Ellington, Willie "the Lion" Smith helped Basie out during the lean times by arranging gigs at "house-rent parties", introducing him to other leading musicians, and teaching him some piano technique.[17]

In 1928, Basie was in Tulsa and heard Walter Page and his Famous Blue Devils, one of the first big bands, which featured Jimmy Rushing on vocals.[18] A few months later, he was invited to join the band, which played mostly in Texas and Oklahoma. It was at this time that he began to be known as "Count" Basie (see Jazz royalty).[19]

12. The Count Basie Park Experience


Bon Jovi - Levon (Live, Matinee, Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, New Jersey, U.S.A. 21.12.1991)

Artist: Jon Bon Jovi
Album: Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Released: 1991
Songwriter: Elton John

14. Violent Femmes - Live | Kiss Off - Count Basie Theater, Red Bank NJ 10/22/22

Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre aka Count Basie Theater, Red Bank NJ

15. Red Bank, New Jersey - One Sexy Town!

Red Bank, New Jersey. "A very sexy little town in New Jersey". Day trip, stay overnight, festivals, concerts, plays, shows, great restaurants, cool bars, boutiques, art galleries, the list goes on. Downtown Red Bank, along the Navesink River, is a great place to visit year-round! But it does have extra charm in the warmer months.
Red Bank is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. Incorporated in 1908, the community is on the Navesink River, the area's original transportation route to the ocean and other ports. Red Bank is in the New York Metropolitan Area and is a commuter town of New York City. Enjoy!
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00:00 Driving to Downtown Red Bank, NJ
00:51 Joe's Intro
01:25 Welcome to Marine Park on the Navesink River
01:52 Snapshots of downtown Red Bank
06:47 Count Basie Theatre Complex
07:02 More Downtown Red Bank
07:26 Farewell for now...
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