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William Basie Edit Profile

also known as Count Basie

composer , band leader

William Basie, American composer, band leader. award Esquire, 1945, Jazz Merit award The Lamplighter, 1945, Down Beat internat; award, 1983, numerous other awards United States and Europe. Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Dance Orchestra Leaders Association (Executive Board directors), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Background

Basie, William was born on August 21, 1904 in Red Bank, New Jersey, United States. Son of Harvey Lee and Lillian (Child) Basie.

Education

Student pub.

Career

Musician theatres, hotels, night clubs.

Membership

Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Dance Orchestra Leaders Association (Executive Board directors), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Connections

Married Catherine Morgan, July 12, 1942 (deceased.

father:
Harvey Lee Basie

mother:
Lillian (Child) Basie

spouse:
Catherine Morgan