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January 1927 in Music History

Events in Music


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Jan 9 Dmitri Shostakovich' Octet opus 11 premieres in Moscow

  • 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, American composer, born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1995)
  • Jan 14 Zuzana Ruzickova, Czech harpsichordist & Holocaust survivor, born in Bohemia, Czech Republic (d. 2017)
  • Jan 15 Francis Routh, British composer, born in Worcestershire, England
  • 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, activist, and actress (Batman - "Catwoman"), born in North, South Carolina (d. 2008)
  • Jan 25 Antônio Carlos Jobim [Tom Jobim], Brazilian singer-songwriter & composer (Getz/Gilberto), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1994)
  • Jan 28 Ronnie Scott [Schatt], British jazz saxophonist and club-owner, born in Aldgate, East London (d. 1996)
  • Jan 28 Roy Caton, American trumpet player and session musician, born in Frackville, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • Jan 30 Ahmed Abdul-Malik [Jonathan Tim, Jr.], American jazz double bassist and oud player (Odetta; Thelonius Monk), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)

Deaths in Music

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