Steven and Maureen Van Zandt In The House

It’s Woodstock Revisited, the Age of Aquarius, that hippy trippy time of summer to celebrate in concert at the Count Basie Theatre. On hand for rehearsals leading up to this special evening were Steven Van Zandt and his wife Maureen. The Van Zandts are being honored at the inaugural Vanguard Awards presented by the Count … Continued

Count Basie Theatre Announces Vanguard Awards

A concert featuring Rockit performing Woodstock & The Age Of Aquarius on Friday, August 22 will benefit the Count Basie Theatre’s Outreach Programs. It will be the inaugural Vanguard Awards which recognizes individuals for their outstanding contribution to arts education in Monmouth County. The Theatre will be honoring four individuals and their organizations for their commitments to the … Continued

Rockit Debuts at Snug Harbor on Staten Island

To usher in the annual SprinklerFest at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Rockit performed at the venerable Staten Island location, marking the debut of the program in New York. The 45-minute set featured vocalists Allison LaRochelle and Christine Meisenhelter on summer classics from Steppenwolf, Heart, Led Zeppelin, and more. Photos by Glen DiCrocco

Rehearsing The Zep

Prior to Rockit’s performance of Led Zeppelin I at the Count Basie Theatre on Sunday, June 22, Asbury Park Press reporter Tom Spader spent some time photographing the young musicians at work. All images by Tom Spader/Asbury Park Press

Rockit Summer Camps 2014

Registration is open for Rockit Summer Camps. This year we will continue with our popular Rockit Live weeklong session. In addition to this, we have also included a dedicated weeklong Rockit Studio Recording Camp. You can register here at the Count Basie Theatre website. ROCKIT AT THE BASIE SUMMER BAND CAMP July 7-11, August 4-8 … Continued

Jacquie Lee Set For The Voice Finale

Chris Jordan of the Asbury Park Press interviews Rockit Director Bruce Gallipani and the Count Basie Theatre’s Director of Education Yvonne Scudiery as Jacquie Lee prepares for the finale of NBC’s The Voice. The APP notes how the Colts Neck teen’s time in the Rockit music program helped launch her music talents. Check out the … Continued

Rockit Plays for Bolger School Benefit

Rockit headlined a show Saturday, September 28 at the Joseph Bolger Middle School for the “Help Rebuild Keansburg Community” fundraiser. The musicians helped raise $2835. Keansburg resident, Montana Gogan sings.

Vocalist Jacquie Lee on The Voice

Rockit stand-out vocalist Jacquie Lee has landed a gig on NBC’s reality music competition, The Voice. In the Season 5 debut week , which aired September 24, Jacquie performed Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black.” She will be part of Team Christina (Aguilera). Jacquie Lee takes a bow at show finale at the Count Basie Theatre … Continued

Bassist Christine Meisenhelter Chosen For Grammy Camp

Rockit bassist Christine Meisenhelter is headed to Los Angeles for a 10-day Grammy Camp that runs from July 13-22 at USC’s Thornton School of Music. Christine will be on the Performance Track program for bass instruction. Former Rockit students Victoria Pritchard (songwriting) and Kyle Ward (guitar) are attending a 9-day New York Grammy Camp from … Continued