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Count Basie Center, Actors Playground School Of Theatre Announce Partnership

  (SEPTEMBER 4 – RED BANK, NJ) The Count Basie Center for the Arts and Freehold’s Actors Playground School Of Theatre have announced a new partnership to make the renowned acting school’s program available in Red Bank through the Basie Center’s Performing Arts Academy.   “We’re excited to add another key partner to complement and […]

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The Basie Center’s Monmouth Conservatory of Music sets 2019-20 orchestra auditions

(AUGUST 29 – RED BANK, NJ) The Count Basie Center’s Monmouth Conservatory of Music has announced orchestra auditions for the 2019-20 session. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, October 2 at 6:30 pm at Red Bank Middle School, 101 Harding Road in red Bank. Students interested in auditioning should visit www.monmouthconservatory.org/mcmo to fill out an […]

Area Super Foodtown locations join forces to support the Basie Center

  (RED BANK | AUGUST 15) 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 August 25, shoppers can make a donation to the Basie upon checkout. It’s […]

Count Basie Center for the Arts announces new appointees to its Board of Trustees

(AUGUST 13 – RED BANK, NJ) The nonprofit Count Basie Center for the Arts announced today the appointment of Lauren Goldfarb and Yvonne Grayson to its Board of Trustees. Lauren Goldfarb, AIF, is Senior Vice President at Newport Capital Group, a national independent investment advisory firm. Upon graduating with honors from Rutgers Business School with […]

GALLERY: Count Basie Center 2019 Summer Gala feat. Blondie

(RED BANK | JUNE 22) The Count Basie Center’s 2019 summer gala was a night filled with great friends, great music and incredible generosity toward the arts! The night honored Karey & Mark Hogan and BCB Bank and included a headlining performance by Blondie. (Photos by Amanda Stevens & Mark Sullivan for the Count Basie […]

Winners announced at the 14th Annual Basie Awards, honoring excellence and achievement in Monmouth County high school theatre

  (MAY 22 – RED BANK) Winners were announced this evening at the 14th annual BASIE AWARDS, honoring excellence and achievement in Monmouth County high school theatre. This year’s ceremony, presented by Bank of America, once again drew a sold-out crowd of 1,500+ to the historic performing arts center. “We spend months evaluating high school productions,” said Yvonne […]

Nominees announced, details revealed for the 14th annual Basie Awards

Bank of America sponsors annual awards ceremony to take place May 22nd at the Count Basie Center for the Arts   (APRIL 29, 2019 – RED BANK) Nominees have been announced for the 14th annual BASIE AWARDS, honoring excellence in high school theatre in Monmouth County. This year’s ceremony, presented by Bank of America, takes place at the […]

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Auditions announced for 2019 Basie Center Summer Opera Camp

  RED BANK – The Count Basie Center for the Arts has announced audition dates for this year’s Basie Center Summer Opera Camp. This year’s presentation is Then I Stood Up, a one-act youth opera written by Los Angeles Opera playwright Leslie Stevens, which honors the contributions of young people to the Civil Rights movement. […]

Basie Center announces annual, traditional celebration of Cinco de Mayo

  RED BANK – The Count Basie Center for the Arts and the Calpulli Mexican Dance Company have announced a one-night-only production of Puebla: The Story Of Cinco de Mayo on May 6th at the Basie Center’s Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre, located at 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank. Tickets, priced at $25, are on sale […]

Winners announced for the 2019 Basie Center Teen + College Film Fest

  RED BANK – The Count Basie Center crowned the best of the best in New Jersey student filmmaking on Saturday, April 6th at the organization’s first-ever Basie Teen + College Film Fest. More than 80 films were submitted to the festival, a record for Basie student film competitions. This year marked the first time […]

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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Gallery: HOPE 10

  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 […]

Holidays at the Basie

Christmas in July: Holiday ’18 programming at the Basie

  (RED BANK | JULY 13) The Count Basie Center for the Arts has announced an initial round of programming for the 2018 holiday season. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 20th at noon for A Charlie Brown Christmas (Saturday, Nov. 24; 1 & 4pm), the renowned Nebraska Caravan Theatre Company’s production of A Christmas […]

GALLERY: Count Basie Center 2018 Summer Gala feat. Leslie Odom, Jr.

(RED BANK | JUNE 30) The Count Basie Center’s 2018 summer gala was a night that will live down in history! Honoring The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation and a headlining performance by “Hamilton” Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. The night ended with a first time ever Count Basie Center duel featuring battling philanthropists […]

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Count Basie Center receives grant from The Provident Bank Foundation

  (RED BANK | JUNE 11) The Count Basie Center for the Arts today announced it has received a grant from The Provident Bank Foundation (PBF) for its work in area schools. The $7,500 grant is just one of PBF’s First Cycle 2018 Major Grants, which give more than $200,000 across New Jersey and Pennsylvania, […]

Broadway at the Basie

Count Basie Center Announces 2018-19 ‘Broadway At The Basie’ Series

(RED BANK | JUNE 11) The Count Basie Center for the Arts has announced the slate for its 2018-19 Broadway At The Basie series presented by World Subaru. National touring productions of The Wizard Of Oz (Oct. 21 – Nov. 1), Elf: The Musical (Nov. 12), Monty Python’s Spamalot (Two shows on Dec. 1), Legally […]

Jon Stewart Set for Basie Center Benefit

  (RED BANK | JUNE 6) Comedian Jon Stewart will participate in an onstage interview and audience Q&A on Sunday, June 17th at 8pm at the Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank. Tickets for the event, a benefit for the Basie Center’s capital campaign project, go on sale tomorrow (Thursday, […]

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Winners Revealed at the 13th Annual Basie Awards, Honoring Excellence and Achievement in Monmouth County High School Theater

  RWJBarnabas – Monmouth Medical Center-sponsored ceremony attracts crowd of 1,500+ (MAY 23, 2018 – RED BANK) Winners were announced this evening at the 13th annual BASIE AWARDS, honoring excellence in high school theater in Monmouth County. This year’s ceremony, presented by RWJBarnabas Health – Monmouth Medical Center, once again drew a sold out crowd of more than […]

BREAKING: Introducing the Count Basie Center for the Arts

  The name of jazz legend and Red Bank native William James “Count” Basie ascends to represent the sum of the nonprofit organization’s work in arts, education and the community (MAY 14, 2018 – RED BANK) With construction underway on its celebrated, $26 million expansion, officials Monday night at the Count Basie Theatre – the top-selling […]

PROJECT FX, the Count Basie Theatre’s Statewide Student Film Festival presented by Bank of America, announces 2018 winners

  MONTCLAIR U, SUSSEX COUNTY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TAKE TOP PRIZES RED BANK – PROJECT FX, the Count Basie Theatre’s statewide student film festival presented by Bank of America, announced last Saturday the winners of this year’s competition. “Dali Schonfelder: The Nalu Story,” a film by Sussex County Technical High School junior Madison Rambowski, […]