March 1919 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 5 Louis Hirsch & Harold Atteridge's musical premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 2 Tamara Toumanova, dancer
  • Mar 3 Enzo Stuarti [Scapone], Italian-American pop tenor ("That's A'Nice!"), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2005)
  • Mar 6 Wanda Luzzato, Italian concert violinist and teacher, born in Varese, Lombardy, Italy (d. 2002)
  • Mar 8 Ivor Keys, musician/teacher
  • Mar 10 Marion Hutton, American singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1938-42), and actress (In Society), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 1987)
  • Mar 11 Mercer Ellington, son of Duke Ellington, American composer, and bandleader, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1996)
  • Mar 14 Luther Henderson Jr, American orchestra leader (Polly Bergen Show), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • Mar 15 Randy Brooks, American jazz trumpeter and bandleader ("Harlem Nocturne') (d. 1967)
  • Mar 16 Erno Kiraly, Yugoslavian composer, born in Subotica

Nat King Cole

Mar 17 Nat "King "Cole, American jazz pianist and pop vocalist ("Unforgettable", "Mona Lisa"), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1965)

  • Mar 19 Lennie Tristano, American jazz pianist (The New Tristano), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)
  • Mar 28 Jacob Avshalomov, American composer (Sinfonietta; The Oregon), born in Tsingtao, China (d. 2013)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 5 Jozef Surzynski, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 8 Auguste Tolbecque, composer, dies at 88
  • Mar 11 Harald Fryklöf, Swedish composer, dies at 36
  • Mar 16 Sigurd von Koch, Swedish composer, dies at 39