Despite filing for bankruptcy, the Count Basie Orchestra is in no danger of disbanding and has bookings through April, 1988, according to Aaron Woodward, the band's manager. Questions about the band's future have been circulating since Woodward--who is Basie's adopted son--last month filed a petition for reorganization under Chapter 11. It was disclosed that the orchestra was in debt to the Internal Revenue Service to the tune of $330,000. But Woodward said the IRS is the band's "only creditor," and said the band has European and Latin American tour dates set for this fall and winter.
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