Count Basie Center for the Arts announces latest ‘Basie Jazz Series’ performance

  RED BANK – The Count Basie Center for the Arts has announced that trumpeter Chris Botti will return to Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre on Friday, October 4, 2019, the latest performance in the organizations Basie Jazz Series, sponsored by the Monmouth County Freeholders. Tickets for the Botti concert, priced between $30 and $99, go […]

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Poetry Out Loud: New Jersey Region 3 winners crowned at the Basie Center

  (RED BANK – FEBRUARY 14, 2019) Poetry Out Loud, the national recitation contest sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, crowned its New Jersey – Region 3 winners at the Basie Center on Tuesday, February 5. Nathan Magno of Toms River, a student at Ocean County Vocational Technical School […]

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Count Basie Center announces annual Arts Impact scholarship opportunities

RED BANK – The Count Basie Center for the Arts has announced the availability of its annual Arts Impact scholarships available to Monmouth County high school seniors graduating in 2019. The Basie will proudly offer four scholarships: the Moser Taboada Arts Impact Scholarship, Steven and Jaime Schultz Arts Impact Scholarship, the Siciliano Landscape Company Arts […]

A message from the Basie Center to those affected by the government shutdown

  The Count Basie Center recognizes the importance of the arts in relieving stress and helping those facing adversity. We also understand the hardships being faced by our area’s furloughed government workers and their families. For those affected, we are pleased to offer a limited number of free tickets to the shows below. Tickets are […]

HOPE 10 – The Final HOPE Concert raises nearly $225k for local charities

  POAC Autism Services and the Parker Family Health Center were this year’s beneficiaries (RED BANK – JAN 18) The tenth and final HOPE concert, the renowned charity concert series helmed by musician Bobby Bandiera, ended on a high note December 23 at the Count Basie Center for the Arts, raising $112,000 each for POAC […]


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  Photos from HOPE 10 – THE FINAL HOPE CONCERT on December 23, 2018 at Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center for the Arts (Photos by Amanda Stevens)

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Count Basie Center announces free performance in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  (RED BANK – JAN 4) The Count Basie Center for the Arts has announced a free community presentation of actor Damien Sneed’s multimedia performance, We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on January 17th at 7:30pm at the Basie Center’s Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre. Free tickets can be acquired by […]

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Evaluations begin for 14th annual Basie Awards, presented by Bank of America

  (RED BANK – NOV 2) Fall high school theater productions have started throughout Monmouth County, and that can mean just one thing: The 14th Annual Basie Awards can’t be too far behind. This year’s Basie Awards program and ceremony, presented by Bank of America, is slated for May 22, 2019 at the historic theater. […]

GALLERY: Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre Unveiling

  (RED BANK | OCTOBER 26) The Count Basie Center for the Arts and Hackensack Meridian Health unveiled the Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre, the new name for the historic venue housed on the Center’s growing campus.  

Announcing the Count Basie Center for the Arts Teen + College Film Fest

  Competition and onsite festival will locate and showcase the Garden State’s best student filmmakers – at home and out-of-state (RED BANK – OCT 15) The Count Basie Center for the Arts today announced the first-ever Count Basie Center Teen + College Film Fest, with the mission to locate, showcase and recognize student filmmakers from […]

HOPE 10 – THE FINAL HOPE CONCERT set for Dec. 23 at the Count Basie Center

Bobby Bandiera & Friends set historic night to benefit Parker Family Health Center and POAC Autism Services (RED BANK – OCT 15) Musician, bandleader and community icon Bobby Bandiera and the Count Basie Center for the Arts have announced details for HOPE 10 – THE FINAL HOPE CONCERT. The annual charity concert, which has raised […]

Count Basie Center announces details on Pat DiNizio Musical Performance Scholarship

  (RED BANK – OCT 12) On the occasion of what would have been his 63rd birthday, details were announced today for the Pat DiNizio Musical Performance Scholarship, named in honor of the legendary frontman of The Smithereens who passed away last December. Beginning today, interested students may apply by completing the online form and […]

Area Super Foodtown locations join forces to support the Basie Center

  (RED BANK | SEPTEMBER 28) Super Foodtown locations in Red Bank, Ocean, Port Monmouth, Atlantic Highlands and Sea Girt have joined forces to raise money for arts education programs at the nonprofit Count Basie Center for the Arts. From now through October 8th, shoppers can make a donation to the Basie upon checkout. It’s […]

Count Basie Center offers Red Bank restaurant exclusives to ticket buyers

  (RED BANK | SEPTEMBER 28) The Count Basie Center for the Arts, New Jersey’s premier nonprofit performing arts venue, has announced an exclusive dining program for Basie patrons. Beginning today, ticket buyers can purchase deals from three of Red Bank’s most popular dining destinations: Pazzo Restaurant on West Front Street, The Bistro at Red […]

Steel pulse: Basie expansion gains visibility with beams and girders

  It’s happening. Work on the expansion of the Count Basie Center for the Arts reached a major milestone this week, as steel construction beams started protruding from the west side of the project – an area which will house the Jay and Linda Grunin Arts and Education Building, plus the Basie Center’s new second […]