Jazz Music in History (Part 3)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 347

  • 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 NYC, New York (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)
  • 1934-01-31 Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist
  • 1934-02-28 Willie Bobo, American jazz drummer (Cos), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-04-05 Stanley Turrentine, jazz saxophonist (Wonderland)
  • 1934-09-11 Oliver Jones, Canadian jazz pianist
  • 1934-09-26 Dick Heckstall-Smith, English jazz-blues saxophonist, born in Ludlow, Shropshire (d. 2004)
  • 1934-10-29 Pim Jacobs, jazz pianist, Dutch TV host and actor (Gilas)
  • 1935-01-07 Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (d. 2006)
  • 1935-01-08 Ian Bargh, Prestwick, Scotland, Canadian jazz pianist and composer (d.2012)
  • 1935-04-15 Gene Cherico, American jazz bassist, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1935-04-22 Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist (d. 1969)
  • 1935-05-27 Ramsey Lewis, Chic, pop jazz artist (Hang on Sloopy)
  • 1935-06-03 Ted Curson [Theodore], Jazz Trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1935-06-06 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), born in Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (d. 2017)
  • 1935-06-06 Grant Green, American jazz guitarist, born in St. Louis (d. 1979)
  • 1935-08-07 Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American jazz multi-instrumentalist (Bright Moments, The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color) born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1935-12-19 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (d. 1974)
  • 1936-03-08 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle)
  • 1936-04-03 Jimmy McGriff, American jazz organist
  • 1936-05-12 Klaus Doldinger, German jazz saxophonist (Passport) and composer for film, born in Berlin
  • 1936-10-11 Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer (d. 2001)
  • 1936-11-18 Don E Cherry, US jazz trumpeter
  • 1937-01-29 Bobby Scott, jazz singer
  • 1937-02-20 Nancy Wilson, Chillicothe Ohio, jazz vocalist (Feel Like Making Love)
  • 1937-04-24 Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist (d. 2001)
  • 1937-05-04 Ron Carter, American jazz bassist (Ron Carter Meets Bach), born in Ferndale, Michigan
  • 1937-08-06 Charlie [Charles Edward] Haden, American jazz double-bassist (Liberation Music Orchestra), born in Shenandoah, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • 1937-09-25 Michael Gibbs, jazz composer
  • 1937-12-16 Joe Farrell, American jazz saxophonist, born in Chicago Heights, Illinois, (d. 1986)
  • 1938-03-23 Dave Pike, jazz vibraphone and marimba player, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1938-04-07 Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1938-06-29 Edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist/probation officer
  • 1938-09-20 Eric Gale, American jazz guitarist (Negril, Stuff), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1938-12-11 McCoy Tyner, American jazz pianist
  • 1939-02-05 Derek Wadsworth, British jazz composer and arranger, born in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire (d. 2008)
  • 1939-02-20 Roy George Elroy Josephs, jazz dance teacher
  • 1939-11-13 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 2014)
  • 1940-03-12 Al Jarreau, American jazz singer (Moonlighting), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
  • 1940-06-10 John William Stevens, jazz drummer
  • 1940-07-05 Arthur Blythe, American jazz saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2017)
  • 1940-08-27 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz guitarist
  • 1940-09-02 Mike Pyne, jazz Pianist
  • 1940-09-10 Roy Ayers, LA, disco jazz artist (Fever, You Send Me)
  • 1940-10-13 Pharoah Sanders, American jazz saxophonist, born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1940-11-29 Chuck Mangione, jazz hornist (Chasing the Clouds Away), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1940-12-28 Lonnie Liston Smith, US jazz performer (Cosmic Echoes, Magic Lady)
  • 1941-02-11 Sergio Mendes, jazz/pop musician (Brazil '66/'77/'88)
  • 1941-06-12 Chick Corea, jazz pianist (Delhpi I, Toy Dance), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts
  • 1941-10-11 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1999)
  • 1941-12-12 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in Troy, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1942-05-13 Jim Douglas, jazz guitarist
  • 1942-09-14 Oliver Eugene Lake, jazz saxophonist and composer
  • 1942-09-25 John Taylor, jazz pianist
  • 1943-01-23 Gary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist
  • 1943-02-21 Duncan Swift, jazz pianist
  • 1943-03-22 George Benson, American jazz/blues singer/guitarist (Greatest Love of All), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1943-04-02 Larry Coryell, jazz guitarist (11th House), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1943-06-26 Georgie Fame [Clive Powell], English R&B and jazz singer and keyboard player (Get Away, Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde), born in Lancashire, England
  • 1943-12-12 Grover Washington Jr, jazz artist (Mr Magic)
  • 1944-02-20 Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-03-15 Gordon "Jazz" Summers, British music manager (Wham, Snow Patrol), born in Winchester, Hampshire (d. 2015)
  • 1944-05-16 Billy Cobham, Panama, jazz artist (Same Ole Love)
  • 1944-08-25 Pat Martino, American jazz guitarist (2004 Guitar Player of the Year, Down Beat), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-12-16 John Abercrombie, American jazz guitarist, born in Portchester, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1945-02-13 Keith Nichols, jazz pianist
  • 1945-07-30 David Sanborn, jazz saxophonist (David Letterman Show)
  • 1946-01-04 Susannah McCorkle, American jazz singer (d. 2001)
  • 1946-04-25 Digby Fairweather, jazz trumpeter
  • 1947-02-10 Butch Morris, American jazz cornetist and composer
  • 1947-06-30 Jasper van 't Hof, Dutch jazz pianist (Live in Montreux)
  • 1947-08-15 Geraldo Velez, Puerto Rican musician and jazz congas player (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance), born in Puerto Rico
  • 1947-12-06 Miroslav Vitouš, Czech jazz bassist (Weather Report), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1948-09-29 Theo Jörgensmann, German jazz clarinetist
  • 1949-04-09 Steve Gadd, jazz drummer (Triplet Hop, Complex Jazz)
  • 1949-05-13 Franklin Ajaye, American comedian/actor (Jazz Singer, Car Wash), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1949-11-10 Ann Reinking, dancer/actress (All the Jazz, Micki & Maude), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1949-12-16 Billy Gibbons, American jazz-rock guitarist (Moving Sidewalks, ZZ Top), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1949-12-19 Lenny White, American jazz drummer (Chick Corea's Return to Forever), born in New York City
  • 1950-07-06 Phyllis Hyman, jazz Singer
  • 1951-02-02 Alphonso Johnson, American jazz bassist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-07-17 Lucie Arnaz, actress (Kim-Here's Lucy, Jazz Singer), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-11-14 Sandahl Bergman, KC Missouri, actress (Conan, All that Jazz)
  • 1951-12-29 Laurel Masse, Holland Mich, jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Operator)
  • 1952-07-23 Janis Siegel, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-07-22 Jimmy Bruno, American jazz guitarist
  • 1953-07-24 Jon Faddis, jazz trumpeter
  • 1953-09-16 Earl Klugh, Jazz pianist/guitarist
  • 1953-12-10 Diane Schuur, American jazz singer (Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1954-06-05 Peter Erskine, jazz drummer (Weather Report)
  • 1954-07-22 Al Di Meola, American jazz guitarist, born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 201 - 275 of 275

  • 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 Ørsted Pedersen, Danish jazz bassist (b. 1946)
  • 2005-04-28 Percy Heath, American jazz bassist (Modern Jazz Quartet) (b. 1923)
  • 2005-07-23 Ted Greene, American jazz guitarist and teacher (b. 1946)
  • 2005-07-25 Albert Mangelsdorff, German jazz trombonist (b. 1928)
  • 2005-08-06 Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (b. 1928)
  • 2006-03-31 Jackie McLean, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1931 or 1932)
  • 2006-06-06 Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican-American jazz pianist (b. 1952)
  • 2006-08-23 Maynard Ferguson, Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1928)
  • 2006-12-12 Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1935)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2006-12-25 James Brown, rhythm & blues, gospel, jazz, soul and funk singer or simply The Godfather of Soul (Genius of Love, Hot Pants) dies at 73 from heart failure

Singer James Brown
Singer
James Brown
  • 2007-01-01 Tad Jones, American jazz music historian (b. 1952)
  • 2007-01-13 Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1949)
  • 2007-02-01 Whitney Balliett, American jazz critic (b. 1926)
  • 2007-02-12 Peggy Gilbert, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)
  • 2007-02-27 Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz drummer (b. 1924)
  • 2007-04-10 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer, dies at 76
  • 2007-04-20 Andrew Hill, American jazz composer and pianist (b. 1931)
  • 2007-07-05 George Melly, British jazz & blues musician (b. 1926)
  • 2007-10-17 Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (b. 1931)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2007-12-23 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, dies of kidney failure at 82

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • 2008-06-14 Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish jazz pianist (b. 1964)
  • 2008-07-06 Bobby Durham, American jazz drummer (b. 1937)
  • 2008-12-05 Anca Parghel, Romanian jazz singer and composer (b. 1957)
  • 2008-12-29 Freddie Hubbard, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1938)
  • 2008-12-30 Derek Wadsworth, British jazz composer and arranger, dies at 69
  • 2009-02-07 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, dies of natural causes at 84
  • 2009-08-13 Les Paul, American jazz, country and blues guitarist, songwriter and inventor (solid-body electric guitar), dies at 94
  • 2010-05-01 Rob McConnell, Canadian jazz composer/arranger and valve trombonist (b. 1935)
  • 2010-05-16 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 91
  • 2010-07-14 Gene Ludwig, American jazz organist (b. 1937)
  • 2010-12-19 Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)
  • 2011-02-14 George Shearing, British-American blind jazz pianist (Lullaby of Birdland), dies at 91
  • 2011-05-13 Bruce Ricker, American jazz and blues documentarian (b. 1942)
  • 2011-05-15 Bob Flannigan, American jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), dies at 84
  • 2011-09-19 Johnny Răducanu, Romanian jazz pianist (b. 1931)
  • 2011-11-22 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer, dies at 80
  • 2012-01-02 Ian Bargh, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, dies from lung cancer at 76
  • 2012-02-25 Red Holloway [James], American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies from stroke and kidney failure at 84
  • 2012-09-27 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, dies at 90
  • 2012-10-18 David Spencer Ware, American free jazz saxophonist, dies at 62
  • 2012-11-04 Ted Curson, American jazz trumpeter, dies from a heart attack at 77
  • 2012-12-05 Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist, dies from heart failure at 91
  • 2013-02-04 Donald Byrd, American jazz trumpeter (Black Byrd), dies at 80
  • 2013-07-17 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, dies from natural causes at 84
  • 2013-07-28 Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, dies from a intracranial hemorrhage at 88
  • 2013-12-06 Stan Tracey, British jazz pianist, dies at 86
  • 2013-12-10 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist, dies at 83
  • 2013-12-23 Yusef Lateef, jazz composer, dies at 93
  • 2014-07-11 Charlie [Charles Edward] Haden, American jazz double-bassist (Liberation Music Orchestra), dies at 76
  • 2014-07-29 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, dies at 74
  • 2014-10-16 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer, dies from cardiac arrest at 72
  • 2014-11-04 Acker Bilk, English clarinetist who was part of the traditional jazz revival of the 1950s and 1960s, dies at 85
  • 2015-02-21 Clark Terry, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 94
  • 2015-03-01 Orrin Keepnews, American Jazz record label executive and producer (Riverside records), dies at 91
  • 2015-03-08 Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat and Tears), dies at 71
  • 2015-06-11 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Free Jazz), dies at 85
  • 2015-06-21 Gunther Schuller, American hornist and jazz composer (1994 Pulitzer Prize), dies at 89
  • 2015-08-15 Gordon "Jazz" Summers, British music manager (Wham, Snow Patrol), dies at 71
  • 2015-09-29 Phil Woods, American Jazz saxophonist and composer, dies at 83
  • 2015-10-03 Dave Pike, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player, dies at 77
  • 2016-02-25 John Chilton, English jazz trumpeter (Feetwarmers), dies at 83
  • 2016-03-10 Ernestine Anderson, American jazz vocalist, dies at 87
  • 2016-08-06 Pete Fountain, American jazz clarinetist (Lawrence Welk 1957-59), dies at 86
  • 2016-11-15 Mose Allison, American jazz artist (Black Country Suite), dies at 89
  • 2017-01-10 Buddy Greco, American jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House), dies at 90
  • 2017-02-12 Al Jarreau, American jazz singer (Moonlighting), dies at 76
  • 2017-02-19 Larry Coryell, American jazz guitarist (11th House), dies at 73
  • 2017-03-03 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), dies at 81
  • 2017-03-27 Arthur Blythe, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 76
  • 2017-08-22 John Abercrombie, American jazz guitarist, dies of heart failure at 72