Jazz Music in History (Part 14)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 1,704

  • 1952-08-24 Vaneese Thomas, American R&B, jazz and soul blues singer ("Let's Talk It Over"), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1952-09-06 Jack Waldman, American jazz and rock keyboardist and avant garde composer, born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 1986)
  • 1952-09-09 Phil Palmer, British rock and jazz session guitarist, noted for his slide work, born in London
  • 1952-09-22 Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwean Afro-Jazz and 'tuku' singer-songwriter and guitarist (Sarawoga; Tolerance; Tuku Music), born in Highfield, Southern Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe) (d. 2019)

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1952-10-22 American actor (The Fly; Jurassic Park; Independence Day), and jazz pianist (The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra), born in West Homestead, Pennsylvania

  • 1952-10-23 Pierre Moerlen, French rock-jazz fusion drummer and percussionist (Gong: Mike Oldfield), born in Colmar, France (d. 2005)
  • 1952-12-08 Ric Sanders, British folk-rock, jazz violinist (Fairport Convention; Stomu Yamash'ta; Soft Machine), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1952-12-08 Richie Morales, American jazz-fusion drummer (Spyro Gyra. 1983-90 - "Morning Dance"), and college professor (SUNY, 12000-21), born in New York City
  • 1952-12-14 John Lurie, American jazz saxophonist (Lounge Lizards), composer and actor (Down By Law; Stranger Than Paradise), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1952-12-24 (Jesús) "Chucho" Merchán, Colombian session and touring jazz and rock double bassist, and charity organizer (FONEVA), born in Bogotá, Colombia
  • 1952-12-29 Joe Lovano, American jazz saxophonist, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1953-01-27 Bob Mintzer, American jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, and big band bandleader (Yellowjackets), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1953-02-16 Jonathan Brady, American jazz Hammond B3 organist and singer, born in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
  • 1953-03-11 Chet Catallo, American jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1953-04-20 James Chance [Siegfried], American punk-jazz saxophonist, keyboard player,(The Contortions), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1953-05-10 Alex Foster, American jazz and session saxophonist (SNL Band; Mingus Big Band), born in Oakland, California
  • 1953-07-22 Jimmy Bruno, American jazz guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-07-24 Jon Faddis, American jazz trumpeter and educator, born in Oakland, California
  • 1953-08-19 Luis Muñoz, Costa Rican jazz percussionist, composer, and bandleader, born in San Jose, Costa Rica
  • 1953-08-24 Ron Holloway, American jazz, funk, and rock tenor saxophonist (Gil Scott-Heron; Tedeschi Trucks Band), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1953-09-02 John Zorn, American jazz and avant garde musician and composer, born in New York City
  • 1953-09-16 Earl Klugh, American jazz pianist and guitarist, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953-09-16 Michael Rhodes, American country, rock, and jazz session and touring bass player, born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 2023)
  • 1953-10-14 Kazumi Watanabe, Japanese jazz and jazz-fusion guitarist, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1953-11-11 Kahil El'Zabar [Clifton Blackburn], American jazz percussionist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953-12-05 John Molo, American rock and jazz drummer (Bruce Hornsby and The Range; Moonalice) ,born in Bethesda, Maryland)
  • 1953-12-08 Stan Harrison, American rock and jazz saxophonist and woodwind player (Mud Music Ensemble)
  • 1953-12-10 Diane Schuur, American jazz pianist and singer (Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra; Heart To Heart), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1954-01-04 Eugene Chadbourne, American avant-garde jazz composer, guitarist and banjo player, born in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 1954-03-24 Hank Roberts, American electric and acoustic jazz cellist (Bill Frissell Quartet; Arcado String Trio), born in Terre Haute, Indiana
  • 1954-04-08 George Mesterhazy, Hungarian-American jazz pianist, and arranger, born in Hungary (d. 2012)
  • 1954-04-14 Jon Herington, American session and touring jazz and rock guitarist (Steely Dan), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1954-06-04 Scott Earl Holman, American jazz pianist, and composer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-06-05 Peter Erskine, American jazz drummer (Weather Report, 1978-82; Jaco Pastorious, 1982-87; Bob Mintzer; Elaine Elias), born in Somers Point, New Jersey
  • 1954-07-22 Al Di Meola, American jazz guitarist (Return To Forever; Elegant Gypsy), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1954-08-12 Pat Metheny, American jazz and fusion guitarist ("As Wichita Falls, So Falls Wichita"), born in Lee's Summit, Missouri
  • 1954-08-29 Julio Fernandez, Cuban-American jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra, 1984-present), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1954-09-20 Peter White, British rock and smooth jazz guitarist, and songwriter (Al Stewart), born in Luton, England
  • 1954-09-30 Patrice Rushen, American jazz and R&B pianist and singer and songwriter ("Forget Me Nots"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-10-12 Ed Cherry, American jazz and session guitarist (Dizzy Gillespie, 1978-92), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1954-10-27 Uffe Steen, Danish jazz, rock and blues electric guitarist, born in Odense, Denmark
  • 1954-12-09 Kip Hanrahan, American jazz producer (American Clavé), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1955-01-17 Kazumasa Akiyama, Japanese jazz-fusion guitarist (Dig My Style), born in Tokyo, JApan
  • 1955-02-16 Jeff Clayton, American session and touring jazz saxophonist and composer (Groove Shop), born in Venice, California (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1955-03-02 Jawanza Kobie, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-03-21 Haakon Graf, Norwegian jazz keyboard player, composer, arranger and producer, born in Oslo, Norway
  • 1955-04-15 Jeff Golub, American jazz guitarist (Avenue Blue; Rod Stewart), born in Copley Township, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1955-05-28 Janet Seidel, Australian jazz pianist, vocalist, arranger, and educator, born in Cummins, South Australia (d. 2017)
  • 1955-06-05 Hugh Marsh, Canadian session, touring, and jazz electric violinist, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1955-06-07 Jon Balke, Norwegian jazz pianist, composer and bandleader (Magnetic North Orchestra), born in Furnes, Norway
  • 1955-07-06 Rick Braun, American smooth jazz trumpeter, flugelhorn player, and record producer, born in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-07-13 Chris White, British session and touring jazz-rock saxophonist (Dire Straits, 1985-92), born in Bristol, England
  • 1955-08-13 Charles Williams, American jazz pianist (Kansas City Jazz Orchestra), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1955-08-13 Mulgrew Miller, American jazz pianist, (Duke Ellington; Betty Carter; Artie Shaw; Art Blakely),composer, and educator (William Patterson University), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 2013)
  • 1955-08-27 Laura Fygi, Dutch jazz-pop singer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1955-09-11 Hiram Bullock, American jazz, funk, and fusion guitarist (The World's Most Dangerous Band), born in Osaka, Japan (d. 2008)
  • 1955-09-13 Joe Morris, American jazz, avant-garde, and improvisational guitarist, banjolele player ("Today On Earth"), and educator (New England Conservatory), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1955-09-28 Kenny Kirkland, American jazz pianist (Wynton Marsalis; Branford Marsalis) and funk keyboardist (Buckshot Lefonque), born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 1998)
  • 1955-10-13 Frans van Oostrom, Dutch jazz and blues guitarist, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • 1955-10-21 Fred Hersch, American jazz pianist, composer, educator (New England Conservatory), and HIV/AIDS activist, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1955-10-25 Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-10-30 Myanna [Pontoppidan], American jazz and funk saxophonist (Divine Dysfunktion), born in Monterey, California
  • 1955-11-07 René Marie, American jazz singer (Sound of Red), born in Warrenton, Virginia
  • 1955-11-08 Patricia Barber, American jazz pianist and vocalist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955-12-04 Cassandra Wilson [née Fowlkes], American jazz singer-songwriter, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 1955-12-08 Nathan East, American jazz, R&B, and rock session and touring bass player (Fourplay; Phil Collins), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-01-26 Lisa Boray [Schulte Nordholt], Dutch jazz singer ("Lovers Until the End"), born in Breda, Netherlands
  • 1956-02-05 Vincent "Vinnie" Colaiuta, American touring and session rock and jazz drummer (Frank Zappa, 1979-83; Joni Mitchell, 1982-91; Sting, 1993-2003), born in Brownsville, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-02-11 Raoul Björkenheim, American avant-garde jazz guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956-03-04 Kermit Driscoll, American jazz bassist (Bill Frissell), born in Kearney, Nebraska
  • 1956-04-04 Allan Harris, American jazz singer and guitarist (Cross That River; Kate's Soulfood), born in Harlem, New York City
  • 1956-05-06 Brad Felt, American jazz tuba and euphonium player, composer, and bandleader, born in Royal Oak, Michigan (d. 2011)
  • 1956-06-05 Kenny G [Gorelick], American smooth jazz saxophonist (Duotones; Breathless), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1956-06-08 Uri Caine, American classical and jazz pianist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-06-11 Jamaaladeen Tacuma [Rudy McDaniel], American jazz bassist (Ornette Coleman), born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1956-06-28 Paul Meyers, American jazz and Brazilian guitarist (Andy Bey, Jon Hendricks ), composer (Welcome Home; Blues for the Millennium), and educator, born in New York City
  • 1956-07-28 Nnenna Freelon (née Pierce), American jazz singer, composer, and arranger, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1956-08-10 Charlie Peacock, American jazz and contemporary Christian music pianist, singer, songwriter, and record producer (The Civil Wars), born in Yuba City, California
  • 1956-08-10 On Ka'a Davis, American experimental jazz guitarist and composer (Sun Ra Arkestra), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1956-08-14 Adele Sebastian, American jazz flute player and vocalist (The Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra), born in Riverside, California (d. 1983)
  • 1956-08-15 Lorraine Desmarais, French Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1956-09-07 Michael Feinstein, American jazz pianist, singer and Gershwin-ophile ("Isn't It Romantic"), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1956-09-22 David Krakauer, American Grammy Award-winning klezmer, jazz and classical clarinetist (Klezmer Madness!), born in New York City
  • 1956-10-26 Mike LeDonne, American jazz Hammond organist, pianist, and composer (Benny Golson; The Groover Quartet), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1956-10-27 Ben Besiakov, Danish jazz pianist and jazz-fusion keyboard player, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1956-11-07 Denise Jannah [Zeefuik], Suriname-Dutch jazz singer (Farmer's Market), born in Paramaribo, Suriname
  • 1956-11-17 Enzo Favata, Italian jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
  • 1956-12-27 Karl Denson, American funk and jazz saxophonist, flutist and vocalist (Lenny Kravitz; Tiny Universe), born in Santa Ana, California
  • 1956-12-28 Nigel Kennedy, British classical, jazz and klezmer violinist, born in Brighton, England
  • 1957-02-04 Philippe Saisse, French smooth jazz and session keyboardist, composer, and record producer, born in Marseille, France
  • 1957-02-07 Richard Cook, British jazz writer (The Penguin Guide To Jazz Recordings), born in Kew, Surrey (d. 2007)
  • 1957-03-08 Billy Childs, American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1957-06-12 Geri Allen, American jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, and educator, born in Pontiac, Michigan (d. 2017) [1]
  • 1957-08-10 Fred Ho [Houn], American jazz baritone saxophonist, composer (Year of the Tiger), playwright, writer and social activist, born in Palo Alto, California (d. 2014)
  • 1957-09-29 Mari Wilson, British pop and jazz singer (Just What I Always Wanted), born in Neasden, London, England
  • 1957-11-04 Najee [Jerome Najee Rasheed], American smooth jazz saxophonist and flute player, born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-11-15 Kevin Eubanks, American jazz bandleader and composer (The Tonight Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1957-11-29 Jennifer Batten, American session and touring rock and jazz guitarist (Michael Jackson; Jeff Beck), born in New York City
  • 1957-12-24 Diane Tell, Canadian pop-jazz singer-songwriter, born in Québec City, Quebec
  • 1957-12-26 Guy Barker, British jazz trumpeter, composer, and arranger (The Amadeus Project), born in Chiswick, London, England

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