On This Day

September 1917 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian classical, jazz and Latin guitarist and composer (developed bossa nova), born in Prainha, São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1995)
  • Sep 13 Jón Thórarinsson, Icelandic composer and musicologist, born in Gilsárteigur, Iceland (d. 2012)
  • Sep 13 Robert Ward, American composer (Pantaloon), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Sep 15 Richard Arnell, English classical composer, born in London, England (d. 2009)
  • Sep 17 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, born in Sancheong, Korea (d. 1995)
  • Sep 18 Ande Anderson, English opera director, born in South Shields (d. 1996)
  • Sep 26 Nelson "Cadillac" Williams, American jazz trumpeter (Tiny Bradshaw; Billy Eckstine; Duke Ellington), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1973)
  • Sep 28 Michael Somes, British dancer (Royal Ballet, 1938-70), born in Horsley, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1994)
  • Sep 28 Vaclav Kaslik, Czechoslovakia, opera composer/conductor

Person of interestBuddy Rich

Sep 30 (Bernard) "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

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 8 Charles-Édouard Lefebvre, French composer, dies at 74