Count Basie

Count Basie
1904 - 1984

Count Basie  American Composer


William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984) was an American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer. His mother taught him to play the piano and he started performing in his teens. Dropping out of school, he learned t...

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First Name Count
Last Name Basie
Full Name at Birth William James Basie
Alternative Name The Count, The Kid from Red Bank, William Allen Basie
Age 79 (age at death) years
Birthday 21st August, 1904
Birthplace Red Bank, New Jersey, USA
Died 26th April, 1984
Place of Death Hollywood, Florida, USA
Cause of Death Pancreatic cancer
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Leo
Sexuality DISPUTED
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
Occupation Text Musician, bandleader, composer
Occupation Composer
Claim to Fame American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, Swing, big band, piano blues, swing
Music Genre Jazz, Piano
Year(s) Active 1924–1984, 1924–1984
Music Style Big Band, Blues, Piano Blues, Swing
Music Mood Carefree, Elegant, Sophisticated, Stylish, Happy, Energetic, Bright, Lively, Party/Celebratory, Amiable/Good-Natured, Cheerful, Refined/Mannered, Joyous, Freewheeling, Light, Swaggering, Exuberant, Rousing, Boisterous, Fun, Rollicking
Instrument Piano, Leader
Instrument (text) Piano, organ
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Blazing Saddles1974 Count Basie Movie
Made in Paris1966 Count Basie - Leader of His Orchestra Movie
Here's Edie1963 TV Show
Cinderfella1960 Count Basie Movie
Basie's Boogie1945 Movie
Hit Parade of 19431943 Conductor of the Count Basie Orchestra Movie
Reveille with Beverly1943 Orchestra Leader Movie
Stage Door Canteen1943 Conductor of the Count Basie Orchestra Movie
Top Man1943 Orchestra Leader Movie
Crazy House1943 Count Basie (as Count Basie and His Orchestra) Movie
Choo Choo Swing1942 Short Film
Air Mail Special1941 Movie
Policy Man1938 Movie
Show Time at the Apollo Orchestra Leader TV Show
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misscowMay 17, 2010

Who could forget Mr. Count Basie, a very talented blues and jazz artist.

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