January 1927 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 21 1st national opera broadcast from a US opera house (Faust, Chicago)

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Juliusz Luciuk, composer
  • Jan 10 Gisele MacKenzie [LaFlèche], Canadian singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2003)
  • Jan 10 Johnnie Ray, American pop singer (Cry), born in Dallas, Oregon (d. 1990)
  • Jan 11 Wilton "Bogey" Gaynair, saxophonist
  • Jan 12 Salvatore Martirano, composer
  • Jan 14 Zuzana Ruzickova, Czech harpsichordist and WWII survivor, born in Bohemia, Czech Republic (d. 2017)
  • Jan 15 Francis Routh, composer
  • Jan 17 Donald Erb, American composer known for large orchestral works, born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • Jan 17 Eartha Kitt, American singer (Santa Baby), dancer, comedian, actress and activist (Catwoman-Batman), born in North, South Carolina (d. 2008)
  • Jan 25 Antônio Carlos Jobim [Tom Jobim], Brazilian singer-songwriter and composer (Getz/Gilberto), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1994)
  • Jan 28 Ronnie Scott, jazz musician/club-owner

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 30 Friedrich Ernst Koch, German composer, dies at 64