Jazz Music in History (Part 3)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 1,622

  • 1909-01-22 Irving "Mouse" Randolph, American swing jazz trumpeter (Cab Calloway Orchestra), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1909-02-04 (Arthur) "Artie" Bernstein, American jazz and session double bassist (The Dorsey Brothers), born in Brooklyn, NYC (d. 1964)
  • 1909-02-04 Harold "Duke" Dejan, Creole-American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader (Olympia Brass Band), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2002)
  • 1909-02-20 Oscar Alemán, Argentine jazz and swing guitarist, and singer ("Rosa Madreselva"), born in Machagai, Chaco, Argentina (d. 1980)
  • 1909-02-26 Chauncey Haughton, American jazz clarinetist, and saxophonist (Blanche Calloway; Chick Webb; Cab Calloway), born in Chestertown, Maryland (d. 1989)
  • 1909-03-21 Uno "Miff" Görling, Swedish jazz trombonist, arranger, bandleader, and composer, bjorn in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1988)
  • 1909-04-01 (Edwin) "Eddy" Duchin, American jazz pianist and bandleader (Eddy Duchin Orchestra), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1951)
  • 1909-04-08 George Dixon, American jazz trumpeter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1994)
  • 1909-04-22 Hymie Shertzer, American jazz and session saxophonist (Benny Goodman; NBC's Tonight Show), born in New York City (d. 1977)
  • 1909-06-19 Joe Thomas, American jazz tenor saxophonist, vocalist (Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra), bandleader, and undertaker, born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • 1909-07-16 (John Edward) "Teddy" Buckner, American dixieland jazz trumpeter, born in Sherman, Texas (d. 1994)
  • 1909-08-05 Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, American jazz vocalist and trumpeter (International Sweethearts of Rhythm), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1994)
  • 1909-08-14 Hezekiah "Stuff" Smith, American jazz violinist & composer (It's Wonderful), born in Portsmouth, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • 1909-08-27 Lester Young, American jazz saxophonist, born in Woodville, Mississippi (d. 1959)
  • 1909-10-04 Noel Chiboust, French jazz trumpeter and saxophonist, born in Thorigny-sur-Marne, France (d. 1994)
  • 1909-10-13 Scoville "Toby" Browne, American jazz saxophone and clarinet player, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1994)
  • 1909-10-17 (William Randolph) "Cozy" Cole, American jazz drummer ("Topsy I"; "Topsy II"), and educator, born in East Orange, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • 1909-12-08 Cleo Brown, American jazz pianist, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1910-01-17 Sidney “Big Sid” Catlett, American jazz drummer (Louis Armstrong), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1951)
  • 1910-02-09 Herbert "Peanuts" Holland, American swing jazz trumpeter, born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1979)
  • 1910-02-21 Al Sears, American jazz and R&B saxophonist (Duke Elllington Orchestra; Johnny Hodges - "Castle Rock"), born in Macomb, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • 1910-02-24 Clyde Hart, American swing and bebop jazz piano player and arranger (Stuff Smith; Lionel Hampton; Roy Eldridge), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1945)
  • 1910-04-01 Harry Carney, American tenor and baritone jazz saxophonist (Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1927-74), born in Boston, Massachussets (d. 1974)
  • 1910-05-08 Mary Lou Williams, American jazz pianist and composer (Zodiac Suite), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1981)
  • 1910-05-23 Artie Shaw [Arthur Arshawsky], American gig 0bandleader, jazz clarinetist and actor ("Begin the Beguine"), and actor, born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1910-05-27 (Earl) "Jock" Caruthers American jazz saxophonist (Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra, 1932-47), born in Monroe, Mississippi (d. 1971)
  • 1910-05-28 Arthur Trappier, American jazz drummer (Blanche Calloway: Fats Waller), born in Georgetown, South Carolina (d. 1975)
  • 1910-06-18 Ray McKinley, American orchestra leader and jazz drummer (Glenn Miller Time), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1910-06-23 Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (Cab Calloway) and session musician, born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 2000)
  • 1910-06-27 Lester "Shad" Collins, American jazz trumpet player, composer and arranger (Chick Webb; Lester Young: Cab Calloway), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1978)
  • 1910-10-10 Milt Larkin, American jazz trumpeter and band leader, born in Navasota, Texas (d. 1996)
  • 1910-10-13 Art Tatum [Arthur Tatum Jr], American jazz pianist and composer, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1956)
  • 1910-10-27 Folke Eriksberg [Eriksberger], Swedish jazz and session guitarist, and composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1976)
  • 1910-12-07 Louis Prima, American jazz and pop singer, trumpeter, and bandleader ("That Old Black Magic"; "Oh, Marie"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1978)
  • 1910-12-17 (Melvin) "Sy" Oliver, American jazz arranger, songwriter (Jimmie Lunceford; Tommy Dorsey - "Yes, Indeed!"), and bandleader, born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 1988) [1]
  • 1911-01-18 Charles Delaunay, French writer, magazine publisher (Le Jazz Hot), jazz musiclogist (Hot Discography), record label founder, and music promoter, born in Vineuil-Saint-Firmin, France (d. 1988)
  • 1911-01-30 Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1911-03-07 Louis Cottrell Jr., Creole-American jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist (Heritage Hall Jazz Band), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1978)
  • 1911-03-14 Joe Mooney, American jazz and pop accordionist, organist, and vocalist, born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • 1911-04-16 Alton Purnell, American Dixieland jazz pianist, and singer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1987)
  • 1911-05-03 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, American jazz trumpeter ("Dogtown Blues"; "Stormy Weather"), born in Trenton, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1911-05-05 (Thaman) "Pete" Daily, American swing and dixieland jazz cornetist and valve trombonist (The Chicagoans), born in Portland, Indiana (d. 1981)
  • 1911-05-13 Maxine Sullivan [Marietta Williams], American jazz vocalist and performer (Going Places), born in Homestead, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1911-05-28 Arthur "Skeets" Herfurt, American jazz and session saxophonist and clarinetist (Dorsey Brothers; Benny Goodman; Lawrence Wlek), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1992)
  • 1911-06-22 Guus Jansen, Dutch jazz organist, pianist, composer (Net als Toen), born in Heiloo, the Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • 1911-07-06 LaVerne Andrews, American pop and swing jazz singer (The Andrews Sisters - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"; "Rum and Coca-Cola"), born in Mound, Minnesota (d. 1967)
  • 1911-07-10 (Charles) "Cootie" Williams, American jazz, jump-blues, and R&B trumpeter (Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1929-40 & 1962-74), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1985)
  • 1911-07-20 William Dillard, American jazz trumpeter and Broadway singer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1995) [1]
  • 1911-10-07 (Jonathon) "Jo" Jones, American jazz drummer, and percussionist (Count Basie), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1911-11-12 (Wilbur) "Buck" Clayton, American jazz trumpet player (Count Basie; Billie Holiday; Lester Young), and bandleader, born in Parsons, Kansas (d. 1991)
  • 1911-12-15 Stan Kenton, American musician, jazz pianist, arranger and bandleader (Artistry In Rhythm), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1979)
  • 1911-12-29 (Robert) "Cutty" Cutshall, American jazz trombonist (Benny Goodman Orchestra; Eddie Condon), born in Huntington County, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • 1912-01-07 Bob Zurke [Boguslaw Zukowski], American jazz pianist, arranger, (Bob Crosby Orchestra), and composer (Old Tom - "Cat On The Keys"), born in Hamtramck, Michigan (d. 1944)
  • 1912-01-22 Harry Parry, Welsh jazz clarinetist and bandleader (BBC's Radio Rhythm Club), born in Bangor, Wales (d. 1956)
  • 1912-02-13 Arthur "Schneeze" Rollini, American big band jazz tenor saxophonist, born in New York City (d. 1993)
  • 1912-02-27 Hugues Panassié, French jazz critic, record producer, and impresario (Hot Club de France), born in Paris (d. 1974)
  • 1912-03-02 (Theodore) "Red" Saunders, American jazz drummer and bandleader, based in Chicago, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1981)
  • 1912-03-19 Lavere "Buster" Harding, Canadian-American jazz pianist, composer and arranger (Count Basie; Dizzy Gillespie; Billie Holiday), born in North Buxton, Ontario (d. 1965)
  • 1912-05-12 Marshall Royal, American jazz alto saxophonist and clarinetist (Count Basie Orchestra), born in Sapulpa, Oklahoma (d. 1995)
  • 1912-05-13 Gil Evans, Canadian-American jazz pianist, composer and arranger (Miles Davis; Absolute Beginners, Out of the Cool), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1988)
  • 1912-06-19 (Albert) "Bertie" King, Jamaican jazz and mento clarinetist, saxophone player, arranger, and bandleader (Casa Blanca Orchestra; Jamaican Broadcasting Orchestra), born in Panama (d. 1981)
  • 1912-06-19 Jerry Jerome, American jazz and big band tenor saxophonist (Words & Music), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1912-07-12 Will Bradley [Wilbur Schwichtenberg], American session, jazz, and boogie-woogie trombonist and bandleader ("Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar"), born in Newton, New Jersey (d. 1989)
  • 1912-07-26 Fred Böhler, Swiss jazz bandleader, pianist, and early proponent of the Hammond organ, born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1995)
  • 1912-08-13 “Big Chief” Russell Moore, Pima-American jazz trombonist (Lionel Hampton; Louis Armstrong), and composer ("Wounded Knee Chant"), born in the Gila River Indian Community, Arizona (d. 1983)
  • 1912-08-24 Fritz "Freddie" Brocksieper, German big band jazz drummer, and bandleader, born in Constantinople, Turkey (now Istanbul) (d. 1990)
  • 1912-09-08 Alfio Grasso, Italian jazz guitarist and composer, born in Lentini, Sicily, Italy (d. 1962)
  • 1912-10-03 Gabriel Julian, American pianist (Bobby Byrne Orchestra), arranger (Glenn Miller), and band leader (Alabama Cavaliers Jazz Ensemble), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2002)
  • 1912-10-15 Nellie Lutcher, American jazz and R&B singer, pianist, and songwriter ("Hurry On Down"; "He's a Real Gone Guy"), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana (d. 2007)
  • 1912-10-21 (Carlos) "Don" Byas, American swing and be-bop jazz saxophonist, and bandleader, born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 1972)
  • 1912-10-27 Gösta Törner, Swedish hot jazz and session trumpeter and bandleader, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1982)
  • 1912-11-24 Teddy Wilson, American jazz pianist and arranger (Billie Holiday; Benny Goodman), born in Austin, Texas (d. 1986) [1]
  • 1912-11-26 Gunnar Sønstevold, Norwegian jazz pianist, and orchestral and film score composer (Litany In Atlanta; The Dorian Cage), born in Elverum, Norway (d. 1991)
  • 1913-01-10 Haywood Frank Henry, American jazz baritone saxophonist, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1994)
  • 1913-02-09 Erskine Butterfield American swing and boogie-woogie jazz pianist, singer, and composer, born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1961)
  • 1913-02-22 George "Buddy" Tate, American jazz saxophonist, born in Sherman, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1913-04-25 Earl Bostic, American jazz alto saxophonist (Flamingo, Temptation), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 1965)
  • 1913-05-16 Woody Herman, American jazz clarinetist and composer (Thundering Herds), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1987)
  • 1913-05-31 Jimmy Shirley, American jazz and R&B electric guitarist, and early proponent of the Vibrola vibrato arm ("whammy bar"), born on Union, South Carolina (d. 1989)
  • 1913-06-23 Helen Humes, American jazz and blues singer (Harry James; Count Basie; "Million Dollar Secret"), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1981)
  • 1913-08-07 George Van Eps, American seven-string jazz guitarist, born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • 1913-08-23 Bob Crosby, American jazz singer and bandleader (Bob-Cats), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1993)
  • 1913-09-15 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, American jazz pianist and composer, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1994)
  • 1913-12-18 Donald Phillips, British pianist and composer (Spanish Fiesta, Concerto In Jazz), born in Dalston, London (d. 1994)
  • 1914-01-09 Kenny Clarke, American jazz drummer & bandleader (Epistrop), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)
  • 1914-03-13 Bob Haggart, American dixieland, swing jazz, and session double bass player, and composer ("What's New?"), born in New York City (d. 1998)
  • 1914-04-30 Sid Weiss, American jazz bassist, born in Schenectady, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1914-05-05 Frank Carlson, American jazz and session drummer (Woody Herman, 1937-42 - "The Golden Wedding"), born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • 1914-05-22 Sun Ra [Herbert Blount], American jazz pianist (The Arkestra), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1993)
  • 1914-05-26 Ziggy Elman [Harry Finkelman], American big band jazz trumpeter (Benny Goodman; Tommy Dorsey), bandleader, and klezmer musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • 1914-06-21 Booker Collins, American jazz bassist, valve trombone, and tuba player (Mary Lou Williams and Her Kansas City Seven), born in Roswell, New Mexico
  • 1914-07-08 Billy Eckstine, American jazz singer ("Tenderly"; "A Fool In Love"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • 1914-08-13 Ivon De Bie, Belgian jazz pianist (Django Reinhardt), and band leader, born in Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Belgium (d. 1989)
  • 1914-09-04 Henrik Blichmann, Danish swing jazz pianist, composer (92 Minutes of Yesterday), and orchestra leader, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1994)
  • 1914-09-08 Dave Bowman, American jazz and studio pianist (Jack Teagarden; Bud Freeman; Perry Como), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1964)
  • 1914-09-13 Leonard Feather, British jazz critic and musician, born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1914-09-21 (Leroy) "Slam" Stewart, American jazz double bass player, born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 1987)
  • 1914-10-24 Dave Dallwitz, South Australian jazz and classical pianist, bandleader, composer, and visual artist, born in Freeling, South Australia (d. 2003)
  • 1914-11-01 Sabby Lewis, American jazz pianist and arranger, born in Middleburgh, North Carolina (d. 1994)
  • 1914-11-05 Jack McVea, American swing jazz, and R&B clarinetist, saxophonist, and bandleader, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 201 - 300 of 1,005

  • 1977-10-18 Kristian Hauger, Norwegian jazz pianist, orchestra leader and songwriter ("Charleston i Grukkedalen"), dies at 71
  • 1977-11-05 (Jacob) "Jan" Garber, American violinist and sweet jazz bandleader, dies at 82
  • 1977-11-19 William "Sonny" Criss, American bebop jazz saxophonist (Jazz U.S.A.), commits suicide while suffering from stomach cancer at 50
  • 1977-12-05 Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American jazz multi-instrumentalist (Bright Moments, The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color), dies of a stroke at 42
  • 1977-12-16 Benny de Weille, German swing jazz clarinetist and bandleader, dies at 62
  • 1978-03-21 Louis Cottrell Jr., Creole-American jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist (Heritage Hall Jazz Band), dies at 67
  • 1978-06-06 Lester "Shad" Collins, American jazz trumpet player, composer and arranger (Chick Webb; Lester Young: Cab Calloway), dies at 67
  • 1978-08-24 Louis Prima, American jazz and pop singer, trumpeter, and bandleader ("That Old Black Magic"; "Oh, Marie"), dies at 67
  • 1978-09-30 Beryl Booker, American swing and cool jazz pianist (Dinah Washington), dies at 56
  • 1978-11-18 Lennie Tristano, American jazz pianist (The New Tristano), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 1978-11-26 Frank Rosolino, American jazz trombonist (The Frank Rosolino Sextet), kills himself after shooting his sons at 52
  • 1978-12-16 Blanche Calloway, American jazz vocalist, band leader (Twelve Clouds of Joy), civil rights activist, and broadcaster, dies of breast cancer at 76
  • 1978-12-17 Don Ellis, American avant garde jazz trumpeter, and Grammy Award-winning film score composer (The French Connection), dies of a heart attack at 44
  • 1978-12-17 Don Ellis, American jazz trumpeter, composer and bandleader, dies of a heart attack at 44
  • 1979-01-05 Charles Mingus, American jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus), dies from complications of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at 56
  • 1979-01-31 Grant Green, American jazz guitarist, dies of a heart attack at 43
  • 1979-02-07 Herbert "Peanuts" Holland, American swing jazz trumpeter, dies at 68
  • 1979-03-29 Ray Ventura, French jazz pianist and big band leader ("Tout va très bien, Madame la Marquise"), dies at 69
  • 1979-04-23 Doug Rauch, American rock and jazz-fusion bassist (Santana, 1972-74), dies of a heroin overdose at 28
  • 1979-07-08 Charles Kynard, American soul, jazz, and funk Hammond B-3 organ player (Reelin With The Feelin'), dies at 46
  • 1979-08-25 Stan Kenton, American musician, jazz pianist, arranger and bandleader (Artistry In Rhythm), dies at 67
  • 1979-09-09 Wilbur Ware, American jazz double bassist (Riverside Records; Thelonious Monk; Sonny Rollins), included in photographer Art Kane's photo "A Great Day In Harlem", dies of emphysema at 56
  • 1980-01-23 Babs Gonzales [Lee Brown], American be-bop jazz vocalist, poet, and songwriter ("Oop-Pop-A-Da"), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1980-02-19 (Clarence) "Shorty" Cherock, American swing jazz and big band trumpeter (Jimmy Dorsey; Gene Krupa; Nelson Riddle), dies at 64
  • 1980-04-28 (Francisco) "Chino" Pozo, Cuban-American latin jazz and Afro-Cuban drummer, bongosero and conguero, dies at 64
  • 1980-04-30 Mary McCarty, American singer, dancer, stage and screen actress (Babes in Toyland; All That Jazz;, Trapper John, M.D.), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • 1980-06-27 Albany "Barney" Bigard, Creole-American jazz clarinetist (Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1927-42 - "Mood Indigo"), dies at 74
  • 1980-08-26 Jimmy Forrest, American jazz saxophonist (Night Train), dies at 60
  • 1980-09-05 Don Banks, Australian orchestral, jazz, and film score composer, dies of leukemia at 56
  • 1980-09-15 Bill Evans, American jazz pianist ("Peace Piece"; "Waltz For Debbie"), dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51
  • 1980-10-14 Oscar Alemán, Argentine jazz and swing guitarist, and singer ("Rosa Madreselva"), dies at 71
  • 1980-12-24 Alec Wilder, American classical, jazz, and pop music composer (The Churkendoose), and musicologist (American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950), dies at 73 [1]
  • 1981-01-05 Guy Paquinet, French jazz trombonist, and bandleader, dies at 77
  • 1981-01-29 (William Randolph) "Cozy" Cole, American jazz drummer ("Topsy I"; "Topsy II"), and educator, dies of cancer at 71
  • 1981-03-05 (Theodore) "Red" Saunders, American jazz drummer and bandleader, based in Chicago, dies at 69
  • 1981-05-28 Mary Lou Williams, American jazz pianist and composer (Zodiac Suite), dies at 71
  • 1981-06-28 Floyd "Candy" Johnson, American jazz saxophonist (Andy Kirk; Count Basie; Bill Doggett), and educator, dies at 59
  • 1981-07-13 Kirby Stone, American jazz combo leader (Kirby Stone Four - "Baubles Bangles & Beads"), dies at 63
  • 1981-07-21 Lawrence "Snub" Mosley, American jazz trombonist (Alphonso Trent Orchestra; Louis Armstrong), bandleader, and promoter of the slide saxophone ("The Man With The Funny Little Horn"),, dies at 75 [1]
  • 1981-08-03 Seymour Österwall, Swedish jazz tenor saxophonist, bandleader and composer, dies at 73
  • 1981-08-23 (Thaman) "Pete" Daily, American swing and dixieland jazz cornetist and valve trombonist (The Chicagoans), dies at 70
  • 1981-09-09 Helen Humes, American jazz and blues singer (Harry James; Count Basie; "Million Dollar Secret"), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1981-09-15 (Charles) "Chick" Bullock, American jazz and dance band vocalist (Chick Bullock and His Levee Loungers), dies at 82
  • 1982-02-08 Kurt Edelhagen, German jazz pianist and big bandleader, dies at 61
  • 1982-02-26 Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45
  • 1982-03-27 Bob Ysaguirre, American jazz double bass and tuba player (Don Redman Orchestra), dies at 85
  • 1982-03-29 "Fatty" George [Pressler], Austrian swing jazz clarinettist, dies of a heart attack at 54
  • 1982-03-29 Floyd "Guitar" Smith, American jazz and blues guitarist and record producer, dies at 65
  • 1982-06-15 Art Pepper, American jazz alto saxophonist and clarinetist, dies of a stroke at 56
  • 1982-07-09 Joseph "Wingy" Manone American jazz trumpeter, composer, singer, and bandleader ("Tar Paper Stomp"; "Downright Disgusted Blues"), dies at 82
  • 1982-07-22 Sonny Stitt [Edward Hammond Boatner Jr], American jazz saxophonist (Blows the Blues), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1982-07-28 Nick Lucas [Lucanese], American jazz guitarist and singer (Tiptoe Through the Tulips; Painting the Clouds With Sunshine), dies of double pneumonia at 84
  • 1982-08-08 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist, dies at 62
  • 1982-09-20 Karel Krautgartner, Czech jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, arranger, composer, conductor and teacher, dies at 60
  • 1982-10-21 Radka Toneff, Norwegian jazz singer (It Don't Come Easy), dies of a drug overdose at 30
  • 1982-11-11 Gösta Törner, Swedish hot jazz and session trumpeter and bandleader, dies at 70
  • 1982-11-16 Al Haig, American bebop jazz pianist (Charlie Parker; Stan Getz; Chet Baker), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 1983-01-28 "Sweet" Emma Barrett, American Dixieland jazz pianist and singer, dies at 85
  • 1983-03-11 Lurlean Hunter, American jazz singer, dies at 63
  • 1983-04-01 Ken Kersey, Canadian jazz pianist, and composer ("Boogie Woogie Cocktail"), dies at 66
  • 1983-04-22 Earl "Fatha" Hines, American jazz pianist & bandleader (Deep Forest), dies at 79
  • 1983-07-01 Sandy Mosse, American jazz tenor saxophonist, and bandleader (Pieces of Eight), dies at 54
  • 1983-08-01 "Wild Bill" Moore, American R&B and jazz tenor saxophone player ("We're Gonna Rock, We're Gonna Roll": Marvin Gaye's "Mercy, Mercy Me"), dies at 65
  • 1983-09-15 Johnny Hartman, American jazz ballad singer (John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - "My One And Only Love"), dies of lung cancer at 60
  • 1983-09-15 Willie Bobo [Correa], American jazz percussionist ("Evil Ways"), dies of cancer at 49
  • 1983-09-30 William Elliott, American actor (Bridget Loves Bernie - "Otis"; Adam-12- "Officer Grant"), and jazz drummer, dies at 49
  • 1983-11-12 Preston Jackson [James Preston McDonald], American jazz trombonist (Preservation Hall Jazz Band), dies at 81
  • 1983-12-15 Jimmy McLin, American jazz banjo player, and guitarist (James P. Johnson; Willie "The Lion" Smith; The Ink Spots), dies at 75
  • 1983-12-15 “Big Chief” Russell Moore, Pima-American jazz trombonist (Lionel Hampton; Louis Armstrong), and composer ("Wounded Knee Chant"), dies at 70
  • 1984-02-19 Claude Hopkins, American jazz stride pianist, arranger, bandleader, and musical director (Josephine Baker), dies at 80
  • 1984-04-11 Fred Robinson, American jazz trombonist (Louis Armstong's Hot Five; Fats Waller; Cab Calloway), dies at 83
  • 1984-04-13 George Fierstone, British jazz and session drummer, (The Skyrockets), dies at 67
  • 1984-04-20 Mabel Mercer, British jazz and cabaret singer whose style and phrasing influenced Frank Sinatra ("Fly Me to the Moon"), dies at 84
  • 1984-04-23 (William) "Red" Garland, American jazz pianist (Miles Davis Quintet), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 1984-04-23 Juan Tizol, Puerto Rican jazz trombonist (Duke Ellington), and composer ("Caravan"; "Perdido"), dies at 84
  • 1984-05-10 Jean-Louis Viale, French jazz drummer, dies at 51
  • 1984-06-17 Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet jazz and pop singer ("Let's Smoke"), dies at 78
  • 1984-06-22 (Dillwyn) "Dill" Jones, Welsh jazz stride pianist, dies of throat cancer at 60
  • 1984-07-05 Don Elliott [Helfman], American jazz trumpeter, vibraphonist, mellophone player, and vocalist, dies of cancer at 57
  • 1984-09-26 Shelly Manne, American 'West Coast' jazz and session drummer, percussionist, composer, and bandleader, dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1984-12-22 Viola Wells [Evans], American jazz, blues, and gospel singer, dies at 82
  • 1985-01-07 Johnny Guarnieri, American stride and jazz stride pianist, and harpsichordist (The Gramercy Five; The Morey Amsterdam Show), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 1985-02-27 Ray Ellington [Henry Pitts Brown], British jazz drummer, singer and bandleader (The Goon Show), dies of cancer at 68
  • 1985-04-21 Irving Mills [Isadore Minsky], American jazz music publisher, manager (Duke Ellington, 1926-48), singer and lyricist, dies at 91
  • 1985-05-24 Joe Darensbourg, Cajun-American dixieland-style jazz clarinetist (Jelly Roll Morton; Louis Armstrong), dies at 78
  • 1985-05-27 (Clifton) "Skeeter" Best, American jazz guitarist (Erskine Hawkins; Earl Hines; Oscar Pettiford; Ray Charles; Milt Jackson), dies at 70
  • 1985-08-01 Sam Wooding, American jazz pianist, and bandleader, one of the 1st to tour Europe (Chocolate Kiddies), dies at 90
  • 1985-08-30 "Philly" Joe Jones, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis Quintet), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 1985-09-03 (Jonathon) "Jo" Jones, American jazz drummer, and percussionist (Count Basie), dies of pneumonia at 73
  • 1985-09-06 Eurreal "Little Brother" Montgomery, American jazz, boogie-woogie and blues pianist, singer, and composer ("Crescent City Blues"), dies at 79
  • 1985-09-15 (Charles) "Cootie" Williams, American jazz, jump-blues, and R&B trumpeter (Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1929-40 & 1962-74), dies of kidney problems at 74
  • 1985-12-28 Benny Morton, American jazz trombonist (Teddy Wilson Sextet), dies at 78
  • 1986-01-02 Benny Payne, American jazz pianist (Cab Calloway; Billy Daniels Show), dies at 78
  • 1986-04-17 Teddy Kotick, American jazz double bassist (Phil Woods; Charlie Parker; Bill Evans), dies of a brain tumor at 57
  • 1986-05-17 Jack Waldman, American jazz and rock keyboardist and avant garde composer dies of HIV related illness at 33
  • 1986-08-03 Joe Thomas, American jazz tenor saxophonist, vocalist (Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra), bandleader, and undertaker, dies at 77
  • 1986-09-22 Bernie Cummins, American jazz drummer and big band leader ("Dark Eyes"), dies at 86
  • 1986-10-05 Emanuel Sayles, American jazz banjo player (Preservation Hall Jazz Band), dies at 79
  • 1986-10-27 Alan Branscombe, British jazz and session pianist, vibraphonist, and saxophonist (Tubby Hayes; Beatles - "Got To Get You Into My Life"), dies at 50
  • 1986-12-03 Bob Howard [Joyner], American swing jazz singer and pianist (Sing it Again), dies at 80