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Strike Up the Band!


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Arranged by Sammy Nestico This PowerPoint presentation contains history of the Ira and George Gershwin, William
Piece Duration :3 minutes 34 seconds "Count" Basie , Sammy Nestico, and a brief review on the Basie Band.
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Strike Up the Band!

  1. 1. Strike Up the Band! Words by Ira Gershwin Music by George Gershwin Arranged by Sammy NesticoCreated by John Sierakowski (2008)Northern Illinois University Northern Illinois University 1
  2. 2. History of the Composition• 1927 “Strike up the Band”• 1930 “Strike up the Band”• Today’s “Strike up the Band” Northern Illinois University 2
  3. 3. Ira Gershwin• Israel Gershowitz (1896)• Quiet Childhood• Two Little Girls in Blue (1921)• The Gershwin Brothers (1924) Northern Illinois University 3
  4. 4. George Gershwin• Jacob Gershowitz (1898)•Piano Lessons•Song Plugger•“Swanee” (1919)•The Gershwin Brothers (1924) Northern Illinois University 4
  5. 5. George & Ira Gershwin• Lady Be Good• The Brothers• Strike Up the Band• Porgy & Bess Northern Illinois University 5
  6. 6. More Gershwin• More Music• July 11, 1937 George Gershwin’s mausoleum• Kay Swift• August 17, 1983 Kay Swift Northern Illinois University 6
  7. 7. William “Count” Basie • William Basie (1904) • Blue Devils & Moten • Jazz Royalty• Moten’s Death in 1935• New York, and later years Northern Illinois University 7
  8. 8. The New York Years and On…• Basie in New York City• Various Jazz Artists & Performers• Basie’s Arrangers• Basie Septet Northern Illinois University 8
  9. 9. More Basie• Count Basie Returns…• Still performing!• Basie Dies Northern Illinois University 9
  10. 10. The Count Basie Orchestra Today Northern Illinois University 10
  11. 11. A Count Arranger…• Sammy Nestico (1924)• Arranging Music• Basie Arrangements• Other music• Nestico Today Northern Illinois University 11
  12. 12. Related Information• UCLA• Political Overtones (today?)• Other Gershwin compositions• Interesting Facts Northern Illinois University 12
  13. 13. Resources Cited• Hyland, W.G. (2003). George Gershwin: A New Biography. Connecticut: Praeger.• No Author (2007). Count Basie. Retrieved January 2, 2008 from• No Author (2007). George Gershwin. Retrieved January 2, 2008 from• No Author (2007). Ira Gershwin. Retrieved January 2, 2008 from• No Author (2007). Ira Gershwin. Retrieved January 2, 2008 from• No Author (2007). Strike up the Band. Retrieved January 2, 2008 from• No Author (2008). Sammy Nestico. Retrieved March 2,4 2008 from• Official Website of George & Ira Gershwin (2008). Retrieved January 2, 2008 from• Pollack, H. (2006). George Gershwin: His Life and Work. Los Angeles: University of California Press. Northern Illinois University 13