On This Day

Jazz Music in History (Part 11)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 1,510

  • 1943-04-02 Larry Coryell, American jazz guitarist (11th House), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1943-05-03 Gregory Bowen, Welsh big band jazz and session trumpet player (James Bond films), born in Llangennech, South Wales
  • 1943-06-26 Georgie Fame [Clive Powell], English R&B and jazz singer and keyboard player ("Get Away"; "Ballad of Bonnie & Clyde"), born in Lancashire, England
  • 1943-07-04 Conny Bauer, German free-jazz trombonist, born in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
  • 1943-08-29 Dick Halligan, American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger (Blood, Sweat & Tears, 1967-72 - "Variations On A Theme By Erik Satie"), born in Troy, New York (d. 2022)
  • 1943-09-10 Garrett List, American classical and jazz composer and trombonist (Julliard Ensemble), born on Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2019)
  • 1943-11-24 Richard Tee, American jazz and session pianist and arranger (Paul Simon - "Slip' Slidin' Away"; Peter Gabriel -"In Your Eyes"; Grover Washington, Jr - "Just The Two Of Us"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1943-12-12 Grover Washington Jr., American jazz saxophonist (Mr Magic), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1944-02-10 Rufus Reid, American jazz double bassist composer, and educator, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1944-02-20 Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1944-02-27 Joyce Breach, American jazz cabaret singer, born in Alameda, California
  • 1944-03-10 David Friedman, American jazz and session percussionist, vibraphone and marimba player (Double Image), born in New York City
  • 1944-03-11 Robert "Bobby" Lyle, American jazz pianist, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1944-03-15 Gordon "Jazz" Summers, British music manager (Wham, Snow Patrol), born in Winchester, Hampshire (d. 2015)
  • 1944-05-16 Billy Cobham, Panamanian-American jazz drummer (Mahavishnu Orchestra), born in Colón, Panama
  • 1944-07-27 Barbara Thompson, British jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Oxford, England
  • 1944-08-02 Juvenal "Naná' Vasconcelos, Brazilian jazz and world music percussionist, and berimbau player (Pat Metheny, Björk, Milton Nascimento), born in Recife, Brazil (d. 2016)
  • 1944-08-08 John Renbourn, British jazz and folk guitarist and songwriter (Pentangle), born in Marleybone, London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1944-08-25 Pat Martino [Azzara], American jazz guitarist (DownBeat Guitar Player of the Year, 2004), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • 1944-09-18 Michael Franks, American jazz singer and songwriter, born in La Jolla, California
  • 1944-10-26 Kenneth Lee Ascher, American jazz pianist, composer ("Rainbow Connection"), and arranger (John Lennon), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1944-12-16 John Abercrombie, American jazz guitarist, born in Portchester, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1944-12-19 Steve Tyrell [Bilao], American jazz and standards singer ("The Way You Look Tonight"),and Grammy Award-winning record producer (Rod Stewart; B.J. Thomas), born in Palo Pinto, Texas
  • 1945-02-04 John Stubblefield, American jazz saxophonist, flute and oboe player (Mingus Big Band), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2005)
  • 1945-02-16 Pete Christlieb, American jazz bebop and session saxophonist (Steely Dan - "Deacon Blues; "FM"; Natalie Cole; Quincy Jones; Tom Scott; Tom Waits - "Nighthawks at the Diner"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-03-23 David Grisman, American folk-bluegrass-jazz fusion mandolin player (Old And In The Way; Jerry Garcia), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • 1945-04-09 Steve Gadd, American jazz and rock session drummer (Paul Simon - "Late In The Evening"; "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover"; Steely Dan - "Aja"'), born in Irondequoit, New York
  • 1945-04-12 Doug Riley, Canadian jazz keyboard player (Dr. Music), and musical director (Famous People Players), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2007)
  • 1945-04-26 Mike Finnigan, American session and touring rock, jazz, and blues Hammond B3 organ and keyboard player, and vocalist, born in Troy, Ohio
  • 1945-04-29 Hugh Hopper, British progressive rock and jazz bassist (Soft Machine; Stomu Yamashta's East Wind; Carla Bley), born in Canterbury, England (d. 2009)
  • 1945-05-08 Keith Jarrett, American jazz and classical pianist and composer (The Köln Concert), born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-05-24 Terry Callier, American soul, folk and jazz guitarist, and singer-songwriter ("What Color Is Love"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1945-07-29 Mike Garson, American rock and jazz pianist (David Bowie), born in New York City
  • 1945-07-30 David Sanborn, American jazz saxophonist (David Letterman Show), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1945-09-19 David Bromberg, American bluegrass-folk-rock-jazz singer, songwriter, and musician (Demon in Disguise; "The Holdup"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-10-16 Allan Zavod, Australian classical and jazz pianist and composer, born in Melbourne (d. 2016)
  • 1945-10-23 Ernie Watts, American jazz, R&B, and pop session and touring soprano and tenor saxophonist (Charlie Haden's Quartet West; Carole King; Frank Zappa; The Rolling Stones), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1945-11-26 Jim Mullen, Scottish session and touring jazz-rock-funk guitarist (Pete Brown & Piblokto!; Average White Band; Terry Callier), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1945-11-27 Randy Brecker, American jazz and fusion trumpeter (Brecker Brothers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-12-12 Tony Williams, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • 1945-12-30 Preston Andrew Trombly, American classical and jazz clarinetist, and radio broadcaster, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1946-01-04 Susannah McCorkle, American jazz singer, born in Berkeley, California (d. 2001)
  • 1946-01-07 John Tropea, American session and smooth jazz guitarist, born in New York City
  • 1946-01-12 George Duke, American Grammy Award-winning jazz and funk keyboard player, and composer, born in San Rafael, California (d. 2013)
  • 1946-02-28 Pierre Dørge, Danish avant-garde and jazz-fusion guitarist (Thermaenius; New Jungle Orchestra), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1946-04-25 Digby Fairweather, British jazz trumpeter, born in Rochford, Essex, England
  • 1946-05-23 Famoudou Don Moye, American jazz percussionist and drummer (Art Ensemble of Chicago), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1946-05-27 Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, Danish jazz double bassist, born in Osted, Zealand, Denmark (d. 2005)
  • 1946-07-23 Khan Jamal [Warren Cheeseboro], American jazz vibraphonist and marimba player (Sounds of Liberation; Creative Art Ensemble), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1946-09-15 Ola Brunkert, Swedish pop, rock and jazz drummer (ABBA), born in Örebro, Sweden (d. 2008)
  • 1946-09-18 Benjamín Brea, Spanish-Venezuelan jazz saxophonist, arranger and teacher, born in Galicia, Spain (d. 2014)
  • 1946-09-28 Helen Shapiro, British pop and jazz vocalist ("You Don't Know"), born in Bethnal Green, London
  • 1946-09-29 Ian Wallace, British session and touring rock and jazz drummer (King Crimson, 1971-72; Bob Dylan, 1977-78; Crimson Jazz Trio, 2005-07), born in Bury, Lancashire, England (d. 2007)
  • 1946-10-07 Bernard Lavilliers [Oulion], French jazz singer and songwriter, born in Saint-Étienne, France
  • 1946-12-20 Douglass Lubahn, psychedelic rock and jazz rock bassist (d. 2019)
  • 1946-12-29 Marianne Faithfull, British folk-rock and jazz singer-songwriter ("As Tears Go By"; "Broken English"), and actress, born in Hampstead, England
  • 1947-01-03 James Mtume [Forman], American Grammy Award-winning jazz and R&B percussionist, songwriter, record producer (Mile Davis, 1971-75; "Juicy Fruit"), social activist, and radio personality, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2022)
  • 1947-01-06 Jacques Bolognesi, French jazz trombonist and accordion player (Hermetotico), born in Gap, France
  • 1947-01-21 Michel Jonasz, French pop and jazz singer-songwriter, and composer, born in Drancy, France
  • 1947-01-31 Earl Okin, British jazz guitarist, songwriter and comic (Musical Genius and Sex Symbol), born in Carshalton, Surrey, England
  • 1947-02-10 (Lawrence) "Butch" Morris, American jazz cornetist, composer, and conductor, born in Long Beach, California (d. 2013)
  • 1947-02-25 Ryo Kawasaki, Japanese jazz fusion guitarist, composer, band leader, and synthesizer software programmer, born in Kōenji, Tokyo, Japan (d. 2020)
  • 1947-02-26 Guy Klucevsek, American jazz and free-improv accordionist and composer, born in New York City
  • 1947-03-04 Jan Garbarek, Norwegian jazz saxophonist, born in Mysen, Norway
  • 1947-03-22 Marek Bliziński, Polish jazz guitarist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1989)
  • 1947-03-23 Ray Phiri, South African jazz and mbaqanga guitarist (Paul Simon), born near Nelspruit, South Africa (d. 2017)
  • 1947-03-30 Marilyn Crispell, American jazz pianist and composer (Anthony Braxton Quartet), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-04-23 Alan Broadbent, New Zealand jazz pianist (Developing Story), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 1947-04-28 Steve Khan [Cahn], American jazz guitarist (Christmas Waltz), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-06-13 Harold Danko, American jazz pianist (Woody Herman's Thundering Herd), and educator (Eastman School), born in Ohio
  • 1947-06-21 Chuck Anderson, American jazz and session guitarist, and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-06-30 Jasper van 't Hof, Dutch jazz pianist (Live in Montreux), born in Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands
  • 1947-07-17 Abraham Laboriel, Sr, Mexican-American session and jazz bassist, born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1947-08-15 (Gerardo) "Jerry" Velez, American drummer and percussionist (Jimi Hendrix's Woodstock appearance; Spyro Gyra - "Morning Dance"), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1947-08-23 Terje Rypdal, Norwegian jazz guitarist and composer, born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1947-09-08 Morris Pert, Scottish session jazz-rock drummer, percussionist, pianist, and contemporary classical composer (Ankh; Auroura), born in Arbroath, Scotland (d. 2010)
  • 1947-09-20 Billy Bang [William Walker], American free jazz violinist and composer, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2011)
  • 1947-09-23 Don Grolnick, American jazz pianist, composer and session musician (Brecker Brothers; Linda Ronstadt; James Taylor), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1947-10-26 Marilyn Middleton Pollock, American jazz and blues singer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-11-28 Maria Farantouri, Greek folk and jazz singer, born in Athens
  • 1947-12-06 Miroslav Vitouš, Czech jazz bassist (Weather Report), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1947-12-13 Charles “Chuck” Findley, American jazz and rock session trumpet and flugelhorn player (Steely Dan; The Carpenters; The Tonight Show), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-02-11 Vangelis Kordompoulis, Greek jazz pianist, composer, and music educator, born in Patras, Greece
  • 1948-03-01 Norman Connors, American jazz drummer, composer, and arranger ("You Are My Starship"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-03-02 Larry Carlton, American jazz and rock session and touring guitarist (Crusaders; Joni Mitchell; Steely Dan), born in Torrance, California
  • 1948-03-17 Jessica Williams, American jazz pianist and composer (In the Key of Monk), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d, 2022)
  • 1948-04-04 David "Pick" Withers, English jazz drummer (Dire Straits), born in Leicester, England
  • 1948-04-28 Dorothée Berryman, Canadian stage and screen actress (The Decline of the American Empire), and jazz singer, born in Quebec City, Quebec
  • 1948-05-08 Don "Red" Young, American session, touring keyboard and piano player, band leader, and jazz Hammond B3 organist, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1948-06-04 Paquito D'Rivera, Cuban-American Grammy Award-winning clarinetist, saxophonist and jazz and classical composer, born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1948-06-11 Bob Roetker, American jazz guitarist (Jazz Ambassadors), and teacher (Armed Forces School of Music), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1948-06-20 Nigel Morris, British Jazz-fusion drummer (Isotope), born in London, England
  • 1948-06-27 Bill Summers, American jazz, fusion, and Afro-Cuban jazz percussionist and conguero (Herbie Hancock's Headhunters; Sonny Rollins; Quincy Jones), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1948-07-14 Akua Dixon, American jazz cellist, arranger, composer, and educator, (Quartette Indigo), born in New York City
  • 1948-09-23 Tomas Ulrich, American classical, jazz and rock cellist and composer (Diller-Quaile String Quartet), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1948-09-29 Theo Jörgensmann, German jazz clarinetist, born in Bottrop, Germany
  • 1948-11-16 Sammy Figueroa, American jazz-funk-Latin-rock session and touring percussionist (Raíces; Chic; Sonny Rollins; Average White Band), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1948-12-07 Mads Vinding, Danish jazz double-bassist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1949-01-06 Chris Laurence, British classical, jazz and session double bassist, born in London
  • 1949-01-31 Frank Ricotti, British jazz and session vibraphonist and percussionist, born in London, England

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