Jazz Music in History

Events in Music

  • 1917-02-26 1st jazz records recorded - "Dixie Jazz Band One Step" and "Livery Stable Blues" by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company
  • 1917-03-07 1st jazz record record released on a 78 by Original Dixieland Jass Band for the Victor Talking Machine Company ("Dixie Jazz Band One Step," one side "Livery Stable Blues" other)
  • 1917-05-30 Jazz standard "Dark Town Strutters Ball" by Original Dixieland Jass Band first recorded
  • 1927-10-06 "The Jazz Singer", directed by Alan Crosland, starringAl Jolson and May McAvoy, released, 1st film with a soundtrack (Honorary Academy Award 1928)
  • 1931-03-03 Cab Calloway records "Minnie Moocher" (Jazz's 1st million seller)
  • 1938-01-16 1st jazz concert held at Carnegie Hall (Benny Goodman)
  • 1938-09-20 Dmitri Shostakovitch's Suite for jazz orchestra, premieres
  • 1941-05-13 Willy Lewis' US jazz band performs in Switzerland

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1944-01-18 The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City hosts a jazz concert for the first time. The performers were Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

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1945-11-26 Charlie "Bird" Parker leads a record date for the Savoy label, marketed as the "greatest Jazz session ever"

Jazz Saxophonist and Composer Charlie
Jazz Saxophonist and Composer
Charlie "Bird" Parker

Music concertMusic Concert

1950-03-27 Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleve OH)

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • 1957-01-28 "Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie & Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen & Jack Paar)

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1957-11-22 Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 1969-07-03 78,000 attend Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island
  • 1975-03-19 "Dr Jazz" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • 1975-03-22 "Dr Jazz" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 5 performances

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1980-05-23 33rd Cannes Film Festival: "All That Jazz" directed by Bob Fosse and "Kagemusha" directed by Akira Kurosawa jointly awarded the Palme d'Or

Film Director and Screenwriter Akira Kurosawa
Film Director and Screenwriter
Akira Kurosawa

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2007-06-08 Jazz legend Oscar Peterson is forced to cancel his appearance at the Carnegie Hall all-star performance (held in his honour), owing to illness

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson

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2015-04-17 Jazz composer and musician John Coltrane is awarded a posthumous Special Citation by the Pulitzer Prize board

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane

Birthdays in Music

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  • 1868-12-25 Eugenie Besserer, American actress (Jazz Singer), born in Watertown, New York (d. 1934)
  • 1880-10-03 Warner Oland, Umea Sweden, actor (Jazz Singer, Charlie Chan)
  • 1884-03-17 Alcide Nunez, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1934)
  • 1884-08-03 Louis Gruenberg, near Brest Litovsk Poland, composer (Daniel Jazz)
  • 1886-04-17 Otto Lederer, Czechoslovakia, actor (Jazz Singer)
  • 1886-05-26 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson], American-Lithuanian jazz singer and silent actor (Mamie, Swanee), born in Seredžius, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1950)
  • 1887-01-29 Albert Conti, Trieste Austria, actor (Jazz Heaven, Doomed Battalion)
  • 1887-09-19 Lovie [Cora] Austin, American jazz pianist (Down Hearted Blues), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1972)
  • 1888-08-16 Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1943)
  • 1889-04-11 Nick LaRocca, US jazz coronetist/composer (Tiger Rag) (d. 1961)
  • 1890-10-20 Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, jazz pianist/composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1891-05-22 Eddie Edwards, American jazz trombonist (d. 1963)
  • 1892-04-12 Johnny Dodds, early jazz clarinetist
  • 1894-01-16 Irving Mills, American jazz music publisher (d. 1985)
  • 1895-12-19 Maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Jazz Player)
  • 1897-05-14 Sidney Bechet, US, jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/band leader
  • 1898-01-07 Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
  • 1898-05-14 Zutty Singleton, US jazz drummer
  • 1898-12-24 Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (d. 1959)
  • 1899-01-28 Zilner T Randolph, jazz trumpeter/arranger
  • 1900-06-15 Paul J Mares, US, jazz trumpetist/composer (Farewell blues)
  • 1900-12-29 Willie Humphrey, jazz Clarinetist

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1901-08-04 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1971)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1902-10-25 Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist (d. 1933)
  • 1903-01-06 Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1903-03-10 Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, Davenport, Iowa, American jazz cornetist, considered one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s
  • 1903-10-23 Milford Dolliole, pioneer jazz drummer
  • 1903-12-29 Clyde McCoy, jazz trumpeter/bandleader
  • 1904-01-12 Mississippi Fred McDowell, jazz artist

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1904-03-01 Glenn Miller, American bandleader and jazz composer (Glenn Miller Orchestra-In the Mood), born in Clarinda, Iowa (d. 1944)

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller

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1904-05-21 Fats Waller [Thomas Wright], American jazz singer and composer (Ain't Misbehavin'), born in NYC, New York (d. 1943)

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller
  • 1904-06-11 Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, jazz pianist/singer (Boogie Woogie Piano)
  • 1904-08-11 Jess Stacy, jazz pianist, born in Bird's Point, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1904-11-16 Eddie Condon, Goodland Ind, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show)
  • 1904-11-21 Coleman Hawkins, virtually created tenor saxophone for jazz
  • 1905-01-13 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1905-04-19 Tommy Benford, jazz drummer
  • 1905-07-17 Norman Waterhouse Lees, jazz fan

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1905-08-02 Myrna Loy, American actress (Jazz Singer, Thin Man, Vanity Fair), born in Helena, Montana (d. 1993)

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy
  • 1905-12-28 Earl "Fatha" Hines, Duquesne Pa, jazz pianist (Deep Forest)
  • 1907-03-15 Jimmy McPartland, jazz trumpeteer/actor (Magic Horn)

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1907-05-22 Laurence Olivier, English actor (Rebecca, Hamlet, Jazz Singer), born in Dorking, Surrey (d. 1989)

  • 1907-08-05 Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter
  • 1907-10-14 "Red" McKenzie, jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper) [or 1899]
  • 1907-11-03 Joe Turner, US jazz pianist
  • 1907-12-25 Cab[ell] Calloway, bandleader (Minnie the Moocha, Jazzball), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1908-01-26 Stephane Grappelli, French jazz/violinist
  • 1908-02-04 Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, American jazz trumpeter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1908-03-31 Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist known as "Mr. Swing" (Congo Blues, Knockin' on Wood), born in Beardstown, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1908-04-29 Philippe Brun, jazz trumpeter
  • 1908-10-09 Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (d. 1975)
  • 1909-01-13 Danny Barker, jazz guitarist
  • 1909-08-27 Lester W "Pres" Young, US jazz saxophonist
  • 1909-10-17 Crozy [William] Cole, US jazz drummer
  • 1909-12-08 Cleo Brown, jazz pianist, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1910-01-23 Django Reinhardt, Belgium, Gypsy jazz guitarist
  • 1910-02-22 Al Sears, jazz performer
  • 1910-05-08 Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite)
  • 1910-06-18 Ray McKinley, American orchestra leader and jazz drummer (Glenn Miller Time), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1910-06-23 Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (d. 2000)
  • 1910-10-13 Art[hur] Tatum, US jazz pianist/composer
  • 1910-12-17 Sy Oliver, American jazz arranger and bandleader (d. 1988)
  • 1911-01-30 Roy Eldridge, Pitts, Pennsylvania, American jazz trumpeter (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw)
  • 1911-06-22 Guus Jansen, jazz pianist (Net als Toen)
  • 1911-10-07 Jo Jones, American jazz drummer, born in Chicago, Illinois (1985)
  • 1911-11-12 Buck Clayton, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1991)
  • 1912-05-12 Marshall Royal, jazz sax/clarinet
  • 1912-06-12 Eddie Williams, blues/Jazz Bassist
  • 1912-10-03 Gabriel Julian, original pianist of Bobby Byrne Orchestra, arranger for Glenn Miller and founder Alabama Cavaliers Jazz Ens
  • 1912-10-21 Carlos Don Byas, US jazz saxophonist
  • 1912-11-24 Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger
  • 1913-05-16 Woody Herman, jazz clarinetist/bandleader/composer (Thundering Herds)
  • 1913-08-20 Conrad Hermann Hubertius Maria Apollinaris Josten, jazz guitarist
  • 1913-09-15 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz pianist/composer
  • 1914-01-09 Kenny [Klook] Clarke, jazz/drummer, composer (Epistrop), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1914-04-30 Sid Weiss, jazz bassist, born in Schenectady, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1914-07-08 Billy Eckstine, jazz singer (Tenderly, A Fool in Love), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1914-09-13 Leonard Geoffrey Feather, jazz critic/musician
  • 1914-11-01 William "Sabby" Lewis, jazz pianist/arranger
  • 1915-03-29 George Chisholm, Scottish jazz trombonist

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1915-04-07 Billie Holiday, [Eleanora Fagan], jazz singer (Lady Sings the Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • 1915-06-09 Les Paul, American jazz, country and blues guitarist, songwriter and inventor (solid-body electric guitar), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin (d. 2009)
  • 1915-12-05 Carl Donnell "Kansas" Fields, American jazz drummer, born in Chapman, Kansas (d. 1995)
  • 1916-01-04 Slim Gaillard [Bulee], Edinburgh, Scotland, American Jazz singer/songwriter (d. 1991)
  • 1916-02-16 Bill Doggett, jazz and blues musician (Honky Tonk), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1916-05-04 Maurice "Moe" Purtill, jazz drummer

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1916-07-07 Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1989)

Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes
Jazz Guitarist
Tiny Grimes
  • 1916-07-29 Charlie Christian, American jazz guitarist (d. 1942)
  • 1916-11-07 Joe Bushkin, American jazz pianist (A Couple of Joes), born in NYC, New York
  • 1916-11-18 James L Lyons, jazz promoter
  • 1917-03-23 Johnny Guarnieri, American jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), born in NYC, New York

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1917-04-25 Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz singer (Is it live or Memorex), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1996)

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald

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1917-09-30 Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader
Buddy Rich
  • 1917-10-10 Thelonious Monk, Rocky Mount North Carolina, American jazz pianist and composer
  • 1917-10-21 Dizzy Gillespie, [John B], jazz trumpeter, a creator of modern jazz
  • 1917-12-02 Sylvia Syms, American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1918-03-20 Marian McPartland, jazz pianist (Bill Mayer, Jimmy McPartland), (d. 2013)
  • 1918-04-27 Kirby Stone, American jazz combo leader (Baubles Bangles & Beads), born in NYC, New York
  • 1918-05-05 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, born in Davila, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1918-07-30 Joe Daley, jazz tenor/clarinet/flute player

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

1918-07-02 Jazz orchestra band leader Duke Ellington (19) weds high school sweetheart Edna Thompson

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington

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1948-03-28 Musician Nat King Cole (29) weds jazz singer Maria Hawkins (25) at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole

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1964-08-04 Jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane (35) weds Alice Macleod

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane

HeartWedding of Interest

1968-10-17 Jazz trumpeter Quincy Jones Jr (35) weds actress Ulla Andersson (22)

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

HeartWedding of Interest

1981-11-26 Legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (55) weds "Sounder" actress Cicely Tyson (47) at the home of actor Bill Cosby

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 2010-01-09 Food writer and former fashion model Sophie Dahl (32) weds British jazz singer Jamie Cullum (30) in Hampshire, England

Deaths in Music

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  • 1929-03-15 Pine-Top Smith, jazz pianist (Boogie Woogie Piano), dies at 24
  • 1931-08-06 Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, jazz cornetist (In Mist), dies at 29
  • 1932-03-01 Frank Teschemacher, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1906)
  • 1933-03-04 Willie Walker, US jazz singer/guitarist (Dupree Blues), dies at 36
  • 1938-08-06 Warner Oland, actor (Werewolf of London, Jazz Singer), dies at 57
  • 1939-06-16 Chick Webb, American jazz drummer and big band leader (b. 1905)
  • 1941-07-10 Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, pioneer jazz pianist, dies in LA at 56
  • 1943-02-17 Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer, dies at 54

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1943-12-15 Thomas W "Fats" Waller, jazz pianist (Hot Chocolate), dies at 39 in KC Missouri

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller

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1944-12-15 Glenn Miller, American bandleader and jazz composer (Glenn Miller Orchestra-In the Mood), dies in a suspected plane crash at 40

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • 1948-02-07 "Red" McKenzie, blues-jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), dies
  • 1949-08-18 Paul J Mares, US jazz trumpetist/composer (Tin Roof Blues), dies at 49
  • 1950-07-06 Fats Navarro, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1923)
  • 1950-10-23 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson], American-Lithuanian jazz singer and silent actor (Mamie, Swanee), dies at 64
  • 1951-12-12 Mildred Bailey, American jazz singer (b. 1907)
  • 1953-11-21 Larry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1893)
  • 1955-03-12 Charlie "Bird" Parker, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 34 in NYC
  • 1955-11-17 James P. Johnson, American jazz composer and pianist (Charleston), dies at 64
  • 1956-06-26 Clifford Brown, US jazz trumpeter (Joyspring, Jordu), dies at 25
  • 1956-11-04 Art[hur] Tatum, US jazz pianist/composer, dies at 46
  • 1959-02-14 Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (b. 1898)
  • 1959-05-14 Sidney Bechet, US jazz clarinetist/saxophonist/bandleader, dies at 62

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1959-07-17 Billie Holiday, jazz singer, dies at Metropolitan Hospital in New York of cirrhosis of the liver at 44

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • 1964-01-15 Weldon John "Jack" Teagarden, US jazz trombonist/singer, dies at 58
  • 1965-09-03 Otto Lederer, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 79
  • 1966-08-01 Bud Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 41
  • 1967-01-18 Albert Conti, actor (Eagle, Jazz Heaven, Topaz), dies at 79
  • 1967-04-17 Red Allen, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1908)

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1967-07-17 John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist/composer (Blue Train), dies of cancer at 40

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
  • 1968-06-15 Wes Montgomery, American jazz guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 48
  • 1971-04-12 Wynton Kelly, American jazz pianist (b. 1931)

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1971-07-06 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly), dies of a heart attack at 69

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1971-07-08 Charlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1920)
  • 1972-07-03 Mississippi Fred McDowell, jazz artist, dies at 68
  • 1972-07-08 Lovie [Cora] Austin, American jazz pianist (Down Hearted Blues), dies at 84
  • 1972-08-24 Carlos Wesley "Don" Byas, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 59
  • 1972-12-05 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, dies at 48
  • 1973-01-23 Kid Ory, American jazz trombonist (b. 1886)
  • 1973-08-04 Eddie Condon, jazz guitarist (Eddie Condon's Floor Show), dies at 68
  • 1973-11-27 Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1887)
  • 1974-03-01 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (b. 1935)
  • 1974-04-13 Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71
  • 1974-08-06 Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1925)
  • 1975-04-13 Larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60
  • 1975-07-14 Zutty Singleton, US jazz drummer, dies at 77
  • 1975-10-28 Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (b. 1932)
  • 1975-12-11 Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (b. 1908)
  • 1976-02-06 Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist and composer (Peanuts TV specials), dies at 43
  • 1976-06-07 Bobby Hackett, jazz cornetist/orchestra leader (Air time '57), dies at 61

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1977-01-02 Erroll Garner, jazz pianist (Misty), dies at 53

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • 1977-05-30 Paul Desmond, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 52
  • 1977-12-05 Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American jazz multi-instrumentalist (Bright Moments, The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color) dies of a stroke at 42
  • 1978-12-17 Don Ellis, American jazz band leader (b. 1934)
  • 1979-01-05 Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56
  • 1979-01-31 Grant Green, American jazz guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 43
  • 1979-08-25 Stan Kenton, jazz band leader (Music 55), dies at 67
  • 1980-09-15 Bill Evans, US jazz pianist, dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51
  • 1982-02-26 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45
  • 1982-08-08 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist, dies at 62
  • 1983-04-22 Earl "Fatha" Hines, US, jazz pianist/conductor, dies
  • 1983-09-15 Willie Bobo, jazz drummer (Cos), dies at 49
  • 1984-04-23 Red [William] Garland, American jazz pianist (Miles Davis Quintet), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 1984-08-13 Clyde Cook, actor (Dawn Patrol, Jazz Heaven), dies in his sleep at 92
  • 1985-01-07 Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67
  • 1985-09-03 Jo Jones, American jazz drummer, dies at 73
  • 1987-05-12 Victor Feldman, British jazz pianist/drummer, dies at 53 of a heart attack
  • 1987-05-30 Turk Murphy, jazz trombonist, dies at 71
  • 1987-09-23 Bob Fosse, choreographer (All the Jazz), dies at 62
  • 1988-03-20 Gil Evans, Canadian/US jazz composer (Out of the Cool), dies at 75
  • 1988-05-13 Chet Baker, jazz trumpeter, fell to death out of a hotel window at 59
  • 1988-05-27 Melvin J "Cy" Oliver, US jazz composer/orchestra leader, dies at 77
  • 1989-02-26 Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player, dies at 78

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1989-03-04 Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), dies of meningitis at 72

Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes
Jazz Guitarist
Tiny Grimes
  • 1990-04-25 Dexter Gordon, Jazz saxophonist, dies of kidney failure at 67
  • 1990-06-11 Clyde McCoy, jazz trumpeter (wah wah sound), dies at 86
  • 1990-07-23 Joe Turner, jazz pianist, dies of cardiac arrest at 82
  • 1990-10-16 Art Blakey, jazz drummer (Jazz Messengers), dies of cancer at 71
  • 1991-02-06 Danny Thomas, comedian (Jazz Singer), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • 1991-02-26 Slim Gaillard [Bulee], American Jazz singer/songwriter, dies at 75
  • 1991-03-13 Jimmy McPartland, US, jazz cornetist, dies
  • 1991-03-31 John Carter, US jazz clarinetist (Roots & folklore), dies
  • 1991-05-13 Jimmy McPartland, jazz cornetist, dies of cancer at 83
  • 1991-06-06 Stan Getz, jazz saxophonist (Girl from Impanima), dies at 64
  • 1991-07-08 Lotte Palfi Andor, actress (Lovesick, All the Jazz), dies

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1991-09-28 Miles Davis, jazz trumpeter, dies of pneumonia at 65

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 1991-12-08 Buck Clayton, US jazz trumpeter/orchestra leader, dies
  • 1992-01-01 Constantin Poustochkine, jazz critic, dies
  • 1992-01-17 Charlie Ventura, jazz sax (Bop for the people), dies at 75 of cancer
  • 1992-03-04 Mary Osborne, jazz guitarist, dies at 70 of liver cancer
  • 1992-03-08 Red Callender, US jazz bassist (Unfinished dream), dies at 76
  • 1992-05-10 Sylvia Syms [Blagman], American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Flower Drum Song), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 1992-06-09 Clarence Miller, blues/jazz vocalist, dies at 69 of a heart attack
  • 1992-07-04 Joe Newman, US jazz trumpetist (Count Basie), dies at 69
  • 1992-08-24 Larrie Londin, jazz drummer, dies at 48
  • 1992-10-05 Paul Acket, organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz Festival), dies
  • 1992-10-07 Ed Blackwell, US jazz drummer (Quartet), dies
  • 1992-11-08 Keith "Red" Mitchell, US/Swedish jazz bassist, dies
  • 1993-01-19 William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76
  • 1993-01-23 Thomas A Dorsey, jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies
  • 1993-03-04 Art Hodes, Russ/US jazz/blues pianist/editor (Jazz Record), dies