Thursday, July 22, 2004
Saxophonist who worked with Lionel Hampton, Cab Calloway and Count Basie and also enjoyed solo career, Illinois Jacquet died in Queens, NY at the age of 81.
Thursday, April 26, 1984
American jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer, Count Basie died of pancreatic cancer in Hollywood, Florida at the age of 79.
Sunday, September 13, 1981
American Blues and jazz singer, lead vocalist for Count Basie Orchestra, Music Industry of France Award and city of Louisville key recipient, Helen Humes died of cancer in Santa Monica, California at the age of 68.
Thursday, June 8, 1972
American Blues shouter best known as the featured vocalist of Count Basie's Orchestra, Jimmy Rushing died of leukemia in New York, NY at the age of 70.
Wednesday, January 21, 1942
Count Basie and His Orchestra recorded "One O'Clock Jump".
Wednesday, June 23, 1909
Blues and jazz singer who worked with Count Basie Band and also enjoyed solo career, Helen Humes was born in Louisville, KY.
Sunday, August 21, 1904
American jazz, swing, big band, and Blues pianist, organist, bandleader, and composer, Count Basie was born William Basie in Red Bank, New Jersey.
Monday, August 26, 1901
American Blues shouter and swing jazz singer best known as the featured vocalist of Count Basie's Orchestra, Jimmy Rushing was born James Andrew Rushing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.