Count Basie, American Jazz Performer

Just the Facts:
  • Name: William James Basie
  • Known as: Count Basie
  • Birth: August 21, 1904, Red Bank, New Jersey, USA
  • Death: April 26, 1984, Hollywood, Florida, USA
  • Language: English
  • Who he was: American performer; "One O'Clock Jump"; "April in Paris"; "Everyday (I Have the Blues)"; Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2002)

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