As part of our series about Music and Masons, featuring musicians who were/are Freemasons, here is a page about Count Basie.

Bill “Count” Basie (1904-1984) was one of the most important musicians and band leaders in 20th century jazz.

Here’s a video of the Count Basie Band in 1962:

Count Basie with Oscar Peterson and Joe Pass, on the BBC in 1980.

Count Basie live in Paris, 1981

Count Basie live at Carnegie Hall, 1981

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