January 2000 in Music History

Events in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 9 Flo Milli [Tamia Carter], American rapper and songwriter ("Ho, Why Is You Here?"), born in Mobile, Alabama

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 2 Nat Adderley, American jazz musician (Work Song), dies from diabetes complications at 68
  • Jan 3 Harmonica Fats [Harvey Blackston], American blues session and touring harmonica player ("Tore Up"), dies at 72
  • Jan 10 Sam Jaffe, American music and film producer (Born Free, The Fighting Sullivans), dies at 98
  • Jan 16 Gene Harris [Haire], American soul-jazz pianist (The Three Sounds), dies of kidney failure at 66
  • Jan 16 Will "Dub" Jones, American pop-rock singer (The Coasters), dies at 71
  • Jan 17 Philip Jones, British classical trumpeter (Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, 1951-86), and educator, dies at 71
  • Jan 20 (John) Don Abney, American session and touring jazz pianist, and musical director, dies of kidney disease at 76
  • Jan 27 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian classical and jazz pianist and composer (Ineffable; Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra), dies at 69
  • Jan 31 (Simon) "Si" Zentner, American jazz, session, and pop trombonist and big-band leader, dies of leukemia at 82