Jazz Music in History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 329

  • 1919-10-18 Anita O'Day (born Anita Belle Colton), jazz singer , born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1919-12-01 Ike Isaacs, Burnese-born jazz guitarist, born in born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1996)
  • 1920-04-08 Carmen McRae (Clark), US jazz singer/pianist (Dream of Life)
  • 1920-04-09 Art Van Damme, Norway Mich, jazz accordionist (Chicago Jazz)
  • 1920-04-13 Ken Nordine, Cherokee Iowa, American voice-over and recording artist (World Jazz)
  • 1920-05-11 Beryl Bryden, jazz singer
  • 1920-06-05 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist (Klimbim)
  • 1920-08-01 Maria Cole, American jazz singer and wife of Nat King Cole, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1920-08-13 Charlie Alfred Galbraith, jazz trombonist
  • 1920-08-29 Charlie "Bird" Parker, Kansas City Kansas, American jazz saxophonist
  • 1920-10-09 Yusef Lateef, American Jazz Saxophonist and Flautist, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • 1920-12-06 Dave Brubeck, jazz pianist/composer (Gates of Justice), born in Concord, California (d. 2012)
  • 1920-12-24 Dave Bartholomew, jazz artist/songwriter (Blueberry Hill), born in Edgard, Louisiana
  • 1921-05-06 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, born in London (d. 1999)
  • 1921-06-07 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1921-11-13 Eddie Calhoun, jazz bassist
  • 1922-03-02 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis [Edward F. Davis], American jazz saxophonist (Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band), born in Culver City, California (d. 1986)
  • 1922-04-16 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, born in Yonkers, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1922-04-22 Charles Mingus, Arizona, jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus)
  • 1922-11-07 Al Hirt, jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1922-11-15 Paul Acket, Dutch publisher/organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz)
  • 1923-03-02 Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and record label executive, born in New York, NY
  • 1923-05-13 Red [William] Garland, American jazz pianist (Miles Davis Quintet), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1984)

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1923-06-15 Erroll Garner, American jazz pianist (Misty), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • 1923-09-24 Fats Navarro, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1950)
  • 1923-12-05 Johnny Pate, American jazz bassist (Chicago soul), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • 1924-01-10 Maxwell Roach, Jazz drummer, born in Newland, North Carolina
  • 1924-01-22 J J Johnson, American composer and jazz trombonist (d. 2001)
  • 1924-03-27 Sarah Vaughan, jazz scat singer (Broken Hearted Melody), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • 1924-04-28 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-06-21 Wally Fawkes, cartoonist/jazz clarinetist
  • 1924-08-17 Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist
  • 1924-08-30 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], Fairfield, Texas, jazz trumpeter, (d. 1972)
  • 1924-09-27 Bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer
  • 1924-11-12 Sam Jones, jazz bassist (d. 1981)
  • 1924-11-25 Paul Desmond, US jazz saxophonist
  • 1924-12-21 Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, (d. 2013)
  • 1925-03-06 Wes Montgomery, American jazz guitarist, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1968)
  • 1925-03-13 Roy Haynes, US jazz drummer (Trio Music with Chick Corea)
  • 1925-03-25 James Moody, US, jazz saxophonist/flutist/orchestra leader
  • 1925-05-14 Al Porcino, American jazz trumpet player
  • 1925-08-12 Earl Coleman, American jazz singer, born in Port Huron, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • 1925-08-13 Benny Bailey, jazz trumpeter

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1925-08-15 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • 1925-09-16 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), born in Suffolk, Virginia (d. 1999)
  • 1925-10-29 Zoot Sims, Inglewood California, jazz saxophonist
  • 1925-11-20 June [Shirley L] Christy, US, jazz singer (Tampico)
  • 1925-11-22 Gunther Schuller, hornist/ jazz composer (Visitation), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1925-12-08 James E "Jimmy" Smith, US jazz/organist (Walk on the Wild Side)
  • 1926-07-28 Charlie Biddle, American-born Quebec jazz bassist (d. 2003)
  • 1926-08-09 Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch jazz historian (Mister Jazz)
  • 1926-08-11 Johnny Van Derrick, jazz violinist
  • 1926-08-14 Buddy Greco, jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1926-08-22 Bob Flannigan, jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), born in Greencastle, Indiana (d. 2011)

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1926-09-23 John Coltrane, jazz saxophonist and composer (Blue Train), born in Hamlet, North Carolina (d. 1967)

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
  • 1926-10-13 Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist , born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1926-12-30 Stanley Tracey, Denmark Hill, London, jazz composer, (d. 2013)
  • 1927-02-02 Stan Getz, jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1927-04-06 Gerry Mulligan, British saxophonist/orchestra leader (Jazz on a Summer Day)
  • 1927-04-27 Connie Kay, American jazz drummer (Modern Jazz Quartet), born in Tuckahoe, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1927-05-31 Red Holloway [James], Helena, Arkansas, jazz tenor saxophonist, (d. 2012)
  • 1927-06-20 John M Dengler, jazz bass sax/trumpet/trombone
  • 1927-09-09 Elvin Jones, Pontiac Michigan, American jazz drummer (Coltrane's A Love Supreme')
  • 1927-09-27 Red Robert Chudnick Rodney, jazz trumpeter
  • 1927-11-11 Mose Allison, jazz artist (Black Country Suite), born in Tippo, Mississippi (d. 2016)
  • 1928-04-08 Monty Sunshine, jazz bandleader (Gotta Travel On)
  • 1928-05-04 Maynard Ferguson, Verdun Quebec, jazz trumpeter (Roulette)
  • 1928-07-13 Leroy Vinnegar, American jazz bassist
  • 1928-07-22 Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (d. 2005)
  • 1928-08-26 Peter Appleyard, Canadian jazz vibraphonist, (d. 2013)
  • 1928-11-11 Ernestine Anderson, jazz vocalist, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1929-01-28 Acker Bilk, English clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, born in Pensford, Somerset (d. 2014)
  • 1929-07-14 George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher
  • 1929-08-16 Bill Evans, US jazz pianist
  • 1929-12-23 Chet Baker, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1988)

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1930-03-09 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Downbeat Musician of Year 1966), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2015)

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman
  • 1930-03-19 Bill Henderson, jazz singer (Torpedo-Dreams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1930-04-16 Herbie Mann, jazz flute/sax (Just Wallin'), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930-04-17 Chris Barber, jazz trombonist
  • 1930-06-03 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer, born in Pittsburgh (d. 2007)
  • 1930-06-04 Morgana King, jazz singer/actress (The Godfather)
  • 1930-07-03 Pete Fountain, jazz clarinetist (Lawrence Welk TV show 1957-59), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • 1930-07-07 Hank Mobley, US jazz saxophonist
  • 1930-07-25 Annie Ross, British jazz singer
  • 1930-09-07 Sonny Rollins, American jazz saxophonist (Blue Room), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-10-30 Clifford Brown, [Brownie], US jazz trumpeter/composer
  • 1930-12-04 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist, (d. 2013)
  • 1931-03-25 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer and composer
  • 1931-11-02 Phil Woods, Jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1932-01-14 Grady Tate, American jazz drummer and singer, born in Durham, North Carolina
  • 1932-02-10 Rockin Dopsie Sr, [Alton Jay Rubin], Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco)
  • 1932-06-04 Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (d. 1975)
  • 1932-06-21 Ocie Lee "OC" Smith, US jazz singer (Little Green Apples) d. 2001
  • 1932-07-07 Josef Zawinul, Austrian-American jazz keyboardist, composer and musician (d. 2007)
  • 1932-07-16 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1932-11-11 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, born in New York City (d. 1994)
  • 1932-11-28 Ethel L Ennis, US orchestra leader/jazz singer (Once Again)
  • 1932-12-09 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1933-03-15 Cecil Perceval Taylor, composer/jazz pianist (U of Wisconsin)
  • 1933-03-28 Tete Montoliu, Catalonian jazz pianist (d. 1997)

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 200 of 266

  • 1993-05-30 Sun Ra [Herman Blount,], US jazz pianist (Solar Arkestra), dies at 79
  • 1993-08-04 Kenny Drew, US/Danish jazz pianist (Moonlight Desert), dies at 64
  • 1993-08-07 Roy Budd, English jazz pianist/composer (Paper Tiger), dies at 46
  • 1993-08-26 Rockin Dopsie Sr, Jazz-Fusion singer (Zydeco), dies at 61
  • 1993-09-28 Fraser MacPherson, Canadian jazz saxophonist (b. 1928)
  • 1993-11-07 Adelaide Hall, US jazz singer (Cotton Club), dies at 92

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1993-12-14 Myrna Loy, [Williams], US actress (Jazz Singer), dies at 88

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy
  • 1994-01-05 Victor van Os, Dutch jazz guitarist, dies at 39
  • 1994-01-07 Bobby Pratt, American jazz trombone and piano player, dies at 67
  • 1994-01-11 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz piano player/composer, dies at 80
  • 1994-01-15 Philippe Brun, jazz trumpeter, dies at 85
  • 1994-01-27 Eddie Calhoun, jazz Bassist, dies at 72
  • 1994-01-30 Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, jazz vocalist/trumpeter, dies at 86
  • 1994-02-02 Zilner T Randolph, jazz Trumpeter/ Arranger, dies at 95
  • 1994-03-05 Joe Daley, jazz tenor/clarinet/flute player, dies at 75
  • 1994-03-09 Maurice "Moe" Purtill, jazz drummer, dies at 77
  • 1994-03-24 Tommy Benford, jazz drummer, dies at 88
  • 1994-03-30 Sid Weiss, American jazz bassist, dies at 79
  • 1994-04-10 James L Lyons, jazz promoter, dies at 77
  • 1994-05-03 Milford Dolliole, pioneer jazz drummer, dies at 90
  • 1994-05-23 Joe Pass, US jazz guitarist (The Trio), dies at 65
  • 1994-05-26 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz Guitarist, dies at 53
  • 1994-06-06 Willie Humphrey, jazz clarinetist, dies at 93
  • 1994-06-14 Lionel Grigson, professor of Jazz, dies at 52
  • 1994-07-09 William "Sabby" Lewis, jazz Pianist/Arranger, dies at 79
  • 1994-07-25 John M Dengler, jazz Bass Sax/Trumpet/Trombone, dies at 67
  • 1994-08-12 Gene Cherico, American jazz bassist, dies at 59
  • 1994-09-13 John William Stevens, jazz drummer, dies at 54
  • 1994-09-22 Leonard Geoffrey Feather, jazz critic/musician, dies at 80
  • 1994-11-07 Milton "Shorty" Rogers [Rajonsky], US jazz trumpeter, dies at 70
  • 1994-11-10 Carmen McRae [Clark], US jazz singer/pianist, dies at about 73
  • 1994-11-28 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, dies at 63
  • 1994-11-30 Connie Conrad Henry Kirnon Kay, jazz Drummer, dies at 67
  • 1994-11-30 Connie Kay, American jazz drummer (Modern Jazz Quartet), dies of a cardiac arrest at 67
  • 1994-12-03 Lesley Peacock, jazz photogrpaher/author, dies
  • 1994-12-19 Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies at 39
  • 1994-12-23 Charles Shirley, jazz arranger, dies at 74
  • 1995-01-01 Jess Stacy, US jazz pianist (Great Gatsby), dies at 90
  • 1995-02-18 Eddie Williams, blues/Jazz Bassist, dies at 82
  • 1995-02-18 Yank Lawson, US jazz trumpeteer (Stormy weather), dies at 84
  • 1995-03-17 Sunnyland Smart, jazz/blues singer/pianist (Delta Blues), dies at 87
  • 1995-04-15 Cleo Brown, American jazz pianist, dies at 85
  • 1995-05-07 Ray McKinley, American orchestra leader and jazz drummer (Glenn Miller Time), dies at 84
  • 1995-05-09 Marshall Royal, jazz Sax/Clarinet, dies at 82
  • 1995-05-10 Jimmy Raney, jazz guitarist, dies at 67
  • 1995-05-15 Johnny Van Derrick, jazz violinist, dies at 68
  • 1995-05-24 Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist, dies at 54
  • 1995-05-26 Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist, dies at 61
  • 1995-06-30 Phyllis Hyman, R&B/Jazz singer (Prime of My Life), suicides at 45
  • 1995-07-12 Earl Coleman, American jazz singer, dies at 69
  • 1995-07-22 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader in New Orleans, Louisiana, dies at 90
  • 1995-08-15 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, dies at 77
  • 1995-08-27 Martin Louis "Marty" Paich, jazz arranger, dies at 70
  • 1995-11-06 Norman Waterhouse Lees, jazz fan, dies at 90
  • 1996-01-11 Ike Isaacs, Burnese-born jazz guitarist, dies at 76
  • 1996-02-23 George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher, dies at 66
  • 1996-02-24 Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist, dies at 71
  • 1996-05-29 James George "Jimmy" Rowles, jazz pianist, dies at 77
  • 1996-10-11 Johnny Costa, jazz pianist (Mr Rogers), dies at 74
  • 1996-11-13 Bill Doggett, American jazz and blues musician (Honky Tonk), dies at 80
  • 1997-01-16 Charlie Alfred Galbraith, jazz trombonist, dies at 76
  • 1997-02-08 Roy George Elroy Josephs, jazz dance teacher, dies at 57
  • 1997-02-20 Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist (b. 1960)
  • 1997-02-25 Tony Williams, jazz drummer (Miles Davis), dies at 51
  • 1997-08-08 Duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74
  • 1997-09-20 Edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist/probation officer, dies at 59
  • 1997-11-26 Francis Paudras, designer/jazz fan, dies at 62
  • 1997-12-01 Stephane Grappelli, French jazz violinist, dies at 89
  • 1998-03-20 George Howard, American jazz saxophone musician
  • 1998-07-25 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (b. 1921)
  • 1999-01-06 French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness at age 36
  • 1999-04-06 Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist (b. 1908)
  • 1999-05-18 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, dies at 78
  • 1999-07-27 Sweets Edison, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1915)
  • 1999-10-04 Art Farmer, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1928)
  • 1999-10-09 Milt [Bags] Jackson, American jazz vibraphonist (Modern Jazz Quartet), dies of cancer at 76
  • 1999-11-08 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1941)
  • 1999-11-30 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), dies at 74
  • 2000-09-12 Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1934)
  • 2000-12-19 Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910)
  • 2001-02-04 J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer (b. 1924)
  • 2001-02-10 George Holmes Tate, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist (b. 1913)
  • 2001-03-29 John Lewis, American jazz pianist (b. 1920)
  • 2001-06-30 Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1937)
  • 2001-11-16 Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (b. 1930)
  • 2001-11-22 Norman Granz, American jazz impresario and producer (b. 1918)
  • 2002-02-24 Arthur Lyman, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player (b. 1932)
  • 2002-07-02 Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist, dies in his sleep at 75
  • 2002-11-21 Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)
  • 2003-02-04 Charlie Biddle, Canadian jazz bassist (b. 1926)
  • 2003-07-01 Herbie Mann, American jazz flutist (b. 1930)
  • 2004-05-06 Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist (b. 1923)
  • 2004-05-18 Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (b. 1927)
  • 2004-07-22 Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1922)
  • 2004-07-26 Sipho Gumede, South African jazz legend, lung cancer (birthdate unknown)
  • 2004-12-17 Dick Heckstall-Smith, English jazz-blues saxophonist, dies at 70
  • 2004-12-30 Artie Shaw, American jazz clarinetist, composer, and bandleader, dies at 94
  • 2005-02-20 Pam Bricker, American jazz singer and Thievery Corporation vocalist (b. 1954)
  • 2005-04-19 Niels-Henning ├śrsted Pedersen, Danish jazz bassist (b. 1946)
  • 2005-04-28 Percy Heath, American jazz bassist (Modern Jazz Quartet) (b. 1923)