March 1930 in Music

Events in Music

  • Mar 28 1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 1 Pierre Max Dubois, composer
  • Mar 2 John Cullum, American singer and actor (Hamlet, Hawaii, Northern Exposure), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Mar 6 Lorin Maazel, French conductor (NBC Symphony Orch 1941), born in Neuilly France, (d. 2014)
  • Mar 9 Thomas Schippers, American conductor (Amahl & Night Visitors), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan (d. 1977)

Person of interestOrnette Coleman

Mar 9 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Downbeat Musician of Year 1966), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2015)

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman
  • Mar 10 Raymond Rasberry, pianist/singer
  • Mar 12 Stanko Horvat, composer
  • Mar 13 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter (Mama Spank, The Game of Triangles), born in Roseau, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • Mar 13 Jan Howard [Lula Grace Johnson], American country music singer, born in West Plains, Missouri
  • Mar 13 Blue [Richard Allen] Mitchell, American jazz musician (Riverside, Blue Note), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1979)
  • Mar 14 Dieter Schnebel, German vicar/composer
  • Mar 16 Minoru Miky, Japanese composer for traditional Japanese instruments, born in Tokushima (d. 2011)
  • Mar 18 Maurice Peress, American conductor (KC Philharmonic 1974-80), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 18 Pat Halcox, British musician, (d. 2013)
  • Mar 19 Bill Henderson, American jazz singer (Torpedo-Dreams), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • Mar 20 Michel Magne, composer
  • Mar 21 James Coco, American character actor and singer (Only When I Laugh, Man of La Mancha, Murder by Death), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1987)
  • Mar 22 Stephen Sondheim, American lyricist (West Side Story, Company), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 25 David Russell Burge, composer
  • Mar 26 Cristobal Halffter, composer
  • Mar 28 Robert Ashley, American composer, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • Mar 28 Elizabeth Bainbridge, English opera singer, born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire
  • Mar 29 Donny Conn, American musician (The Playmates), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2015)