Jazz Music in History (Part 4)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 1,136

  • 1920-04-09 Art Van Damme, American jazz accordionist (Chicago Jazz), born in Norway, Michigan (d. 2010)
  • 1920-04-13 John LaPorta, American jazz clarinetist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1920-04-13 Ken Nordine, American voice-over and recording artist (World Jazz), born in Cherokee, Iowa (d. 2019)
  • 1920-05-03 John Lewis, American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer (Modern Jazz Quartet, 1952-97), born in La Grange, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • 1920-05-11 Beryl Bryden, British jazz/blues singer and washboard player, born in Norwich, Norfolk (d. 1998)
  • 1920-05-18 Lucia Mannucci, Italian jazz singer (Quartetto Cetra, 1947-88), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 2012)
  • 1920-06-04 Britt Woodman, American jazz trombonist (Duke Ellington; Charles Mingus; Lionel Hampton), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • 1920-06-05 Kurt Edelhagen, German jazz pianist and big band leader, born in Herne, Germany (d. 1982)
  • 1920-06-11 Shelly Manne, American 'West Coast' jazz and session drummer, percussionist, composer, and bandleader, born in New York City (d. 1984)
  • 1920-08-03 Charlie Shavers, American jazz trumpet player, born in NYC, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1920-08-13 Charlie Alfred Galbraith, English jazz trombonist, born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1920-08-25 Leonard Gaskin, American jazz bassist (Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis), born in New York City (d. 2009)
  • 1920-08-29 Charlie "Bird" Parker, American jazz saxophonist (Ornithology), born in Kansas City, Kansas (d. 1955)
  • 1920-10-09 Yusef Lateef [William Huddleston], American jazz saxophonist and flautist, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 2013)
  • 1920-12-06 Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist ("Take Five") and composer (Gates of Justice), born in Concord, California (d. 2012)
  • 1920-12-14 Clark Terry, American jazz trumpeter, born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1921-01-03 Musa Kaleem [Orlando Wright], American jazz saxophonist, born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1988)
  • 1921-01-22 André Hodeir, French classical and jazz violinist, and composer, born in Paris (d. 2011)
  • 1921-02-13 Wardell Gray, American swing and bebop jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1955)
  • 1921-03-14 Frank Ottersen, Norwegian jazz violinist and saxophonist (Ding, Dong, Dang), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1971)
  • 1921-03-19 Harry Babasin, American jazz bassist and cellist (Dodo Marmarosa Trio), and archivist (Los Angeles Theaseum), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1988)
  • 1921-04-01 Steve Race, British composer, jazz pianist and radio and television presenter (BBC's "My Music", 1967-94), born in Lincoln, England (d. 2009)
  • 1921-04-26 Jimmy Giuffre, American jazz clarinetist, composer, arranger, and proponent of "free improv" jazz, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1921-05-06 Freddy Randall, English jazz trumpeter, born in London (d. 1999)
  • 1921-05-23 Humphrey Lyttelton, British jazz trumpeter and bandleader ("Bad Penny Blues"), and broadcaster (BBC2 - Best Of Jazz, 1967-2007; BBC4 - I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, 1972-2008), born in Eton, Buckinghamshire (d. 2008)
  • 1921-06-07 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • 1921-07-21 Billy Taylor, American jazz pianist (Birdland), orchestra leader (David Frost Show), and broadcaster (NPR), born in Greenville, North Carolina (d. 2010) [1]
  • 1921-11-13 Eddie Calhoun, American jazz bassist, born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • 1921-12-01 John Bunch, American jazz pianist (New York Swing Trio), born in Tipton, Indiana (d. 2010)
  • 1922-01-07 Jean-Pierre Rampal, French classical flautist (The Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano), born in Marseilles, France (d. 2000)
  • 1922-01-18 Johnny Costa [Costanza], American jazz pianist, celeste and accordion player, and musical director (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood), born in Arnold, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1922-02-18 Rolf "Hazy" Osterwald, Swiss jazz bandleader, trumpeter, and vibraphonist, born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 2012)
  • 1922-02-27 Jackie Kelso [John Joseph Kelson Jr], American jazz saxophonist and session musician, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • 1922-03-02 Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, American jazz saxophonist (Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band), born in Culver City, California (d. 1986)
  • 1922-03-20 Larry Elgart, American big band jazz alto saxophonist, and bandleader ("Bandstand Boogie"; "Hooked On Swing"), born in New London, Connecticut (d. 2017)
  • 1922-04-01 Irving "Duke" Jordan, American jazz pianist (Charlie Parker, Stan Getz, Sonny Stitt), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1922-04-06 Dorothy Donegan, American boogie-woogie, swing jazz, and classical pianist, and vocalist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1922-04-16 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, born in Yonkers, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1922-04-22 Charles Mingus, American jazz bassist (Pithecanthropus Erectus), born in Nogales, Arizona (d. 1979)
  • 1922-04-29 (Jean-Baptiste) "Toots" Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz harmonica player and composer, born in Brussels (d. 2016)
  • 1922-05-05 Monica Lewis, American jazz singer and film actress (Box Office, Affair with a Stranger), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1922-06-05 Gordon "Specs" Powell, American jazz and studio drummer and percussionist (CBS Orchestra, 1943-72), born in New York City (d. 2007)
  • 1922-06-07 Beryl Booker, American swing and cool jazz pianist (Dinah Washington), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1922-06-15 Jaki Byard, American jazz pianist (Charlie Mingus), saxophonist, drummer, composer, arranger, and educator, born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • 1922-08-01 Maria Cole [née Hawkins], American jazz singer and wife of Nat King Cole, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1922-09-18 David Gahr, American photographer noted for his work with folk, jazz and rock musicians (Time Magazine; Folkways albums), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2008)
  • 1922-10-15 Lorraine Gordon [Stein], American jazz music advocate and owner of Village Vanguard jazz club, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1922-10-31 Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist, born in Broussard, Louisiana (d. 2004)
  • 1922-11-07 Al Hirt, jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1999)
  • 1922-11-15 Paul Acket, Dutch publisher/organizer (Music Express, North Sea Jazz)
  • 1922-12-14 Cecil Payne, American jazz baritone saxophonist, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1923-01-01 Milt [Bags] Jackson, American jazz vibraphonist (Modern Jazz Quartet), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1999)
  • 1923-01-16 Roy Lanham, American western swing and jazz guitarist (The Whippoorwills; Sons of the Pioneers, 1961-86), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 1991)
  • 1923-01-20 Nora Brockstedt, Norwegian pop and jazz singer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2015)
  • 1923-01-26 Talib Dawud [Alfonso Rainey], Antiguan-American jazz trumpeter (Dizzy Gillespie Big Band), born in Antigua (d. 1999)
  • 1923-02-17 Boniface "Buddy" DeFranco, Italian-American jazz clarinetist and bandleader (Glenn Miller Orchestra), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 1923-02-27 Dexter Gordon, American jazz tenor saxophonist and actor (Round Midnight, The Other Side of Round Midnight), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1990)
  • 1923-02-27 Chuck Wayne [Jagelka], America session and jazz guitarist ( Woody Herman; George Shearing; Tony Bennett), born in New York City (d. 1997)
  • 1923-03-02 Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and founder of Riverside Records label, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1923-03-06 John "Wes" Montgomery, American influential jazz guitarist and Grammy Award winner, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1968)
  • 1923-03-07 Mahlon Clark, American big band jazz and session clarinetist, born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 2007)
  • 1923-03-10 (John) Don Abney, American session and touring jazz pianist, and musical director, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2000)
  • 1923-04-16 Bennie Green, American swing jazz and soul trombonist (Earl Hines), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • 1923-04-20 Tito Puente, American mambo and Latin jazz bandleader ("Oye Como Va"), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1923-05-13 (William) "Red" Garland, American jazz pianist (Miles Davis Quintet), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1984)
  • 1923-05-29 "The Senator" Eugene Wright, American jazz bassist (The Dave Brubeck Quartet), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestErroll Garner

1923-06-15 Erroll Garner, American jazz pianist ("Misty"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • 1923-06-15 Melvin Moore, American jazz trumpeter, and singer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
  • 1923-06-23 George Russell, American jazz pianist (The Jazz Workshop), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1923-07-15 [Joseph Rudolph] Philly Joe Jones, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis Quintet), born in Philadelphia (d. 1985)
  • 1923-09-24 Theodore "Fats" Navarro, American jazz trumpet player, born in Key West, Florida (d. 1950)
  • 1923-10-17 Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist (The Wrecking Crew), born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2004)
  • 1923-12-05 Johnny Pate, American jazz bassist (Chicago soul), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • 1924-01-01 Arthur Prysock, American jazz and R&B singer (I Didn't Sleep a Wink Last Night), born in was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1997) (or Jan 2, 1929)
  • 1924-01-10 Max Roach, American jazz drummer, born in Newland, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 1924-01-22 J. J. Johnson, American composer and jazz trombonist, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2001)
  • 1924-01-26 Alice Babs [Nilson], Swedish jazz singer (The Swe-Danes; Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts), and actress (Swing It, Teacher!), born in Västervik, Sweden (d. 2014)
  • 1924-02-02 Sonny Stitt [Edward Hammond Boatner Jr], American jazz saxophonist (Blows the Blues), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1982)
  • 1924-03-27 Sarah Vaughan, American jazz singer ("Broken Hearted Melody"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • 1924-04-14 Shorty Rogers [Milton Rajonsky], American jazz trumpeter and composer, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • 1924-04-23 Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz and session drummer, and bandleader, born in Elgin, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1924-04-28 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, born in East Durnham, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1924-05-06 Denny Wright, British jazz guitarist, born in Bromley, Kent, England (d. 1992)
  • 1924-05-30 Armando Peraza, Cuban jazz, Latin jazz, and rock percussionist (George Shearing; Cal Tjader; Santana, 1972-90), born in Lawton Batista, Havana, Cuba (d. 2014) [birth year disputed]
  • 1924-06-21 Wally Fawkes, British-Canadian cartoonist and jazz clarinetist, born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1924-07-06 Louie Bellson, American jazz drummer and orchestra leader (Pearl Bailey Show), born in Rock Falls, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1924-07-08 Johnnie Johnson, American blues and jazz piano player (Chuck Berry's band), born in Fairmount, West Virginia (d. 2005)
  • 1924-08-17 Laurence Deniz, Welsh jazz guitarist, born in Cardiff, Wales
  • 1924-08-30 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, born in Fairfield, Texas (d. 1972)
  • 1924-09-27 Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1924-10-13 Terry Gibbs, American jazz vibraphonist and band leader (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-11-12 Sam Jones, American jazz double bassist (Cannonball Adderly), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1981)
  • 1924-11-25 Paul Desmond, American jazz alto saxophonist (Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Take Five"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1977)
  • 1924-12-21 Rita Reys [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • 1925-01-23 Marty Paich, American jazz pianist, conductor, producer and arranger (Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson), born in Oakland, California (d. 1995)
  • 1925-02-14 Elliot Lawrence [Broza], American jazz pianist, film score composer (Network), arranger, and orchestra leader (Tony and Emmy Award broadcasts; As The World Turns, 1981-93), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1925-02-20 Frank Isola, American jazz drummer (Stan Getz; Gerry Mulligan; Mose Allison), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • 1925-02-26 David Pell, American big band jazz saxophonist, bandleader (Dave Pell Octet), and record producer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1925-03-13 Roy Haynes, American jazz drummer (Charlie Parker; Stan Getz; Thelonious Monk; Eric Dolphy; Chick Corea), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1925-03-14 (George) "Sonny" Cohn, American jazz trumpeter (Red Saunders, 1945-60; Duke Ellington, 1960-84), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 301 - 400 of 692

  • 1994-05-25 Eric Gale, American jazz guitarist (Negril; Stuff; Paul Simon's One-Trick Pony), dies of lung cancer at 55
  • 1994-05-26 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz guitarist (Last Exit) dies of a heart attack at 53
  • 1994-05-27 Red Rodney [Robert Chudnick], American jazz trumpeter (Charlie Parker Quintet), dies from lung cancer at 66
  • 1994-05-29 Oliver "Bops Junior" Jackson, American jazz drummer, dies at 61
  • 1994-05-31 Emmanuel "Manny" Klein, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 86
  • 1994-06-04 Earle Warren, American jazz alto sax player, dies at 79
  • 1994-06-06 Willie Humphrey, American jazz clarinetist, dies at 93
  • 1994-07-09 Sabby Lewis, American jazz pianist and arranger, dies at 79
  • 1994-07-11 Lex Humphries, American jazz drummer (Sun Ra Arkestra), dies at 57
  • 1994-07-25 John M Dengler, American jazz multi-instrumentalist - bass sax/trumpet/trombone (The Intensely Vigorous Jazz Band), dies from cancer at 67
  • 1994-08-01 George Dixon, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 85
  • 1994-08-12 Gene Cherico, American jazz bassist, dies at 59
  • 1994-09-05 Billy Usselton, American big band jazz saxophonist (Les Brown and His Band of Renown), dies at 68
  • 1994-09-06 Max Kaminsky, American jazz trumpeter and bandleader (Max Kaminsky Orchestra), dies at 85
  • 1994-09-13 John William Stevens, jazz drummer, dies at 54
  • 1994-09-20 Jimmy Hamilton, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 77
  • 1994-09-22 Leonard Feather, British jazz critic and musician, dies at 80
  • 1994-11-07 Shorty Rogers [Milton Rajonsky], American jazz trumpeter and composer, dies at 70
  • 1994-11-10 Carmen McRae, American jazz singer and pianist, dies at about 73
  • 1994-11-28 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, dies at 63
  • 1994-11-30 Connie Conrad Henry Kirnon Kay, jazz Drummer, dies at 67
  • 1994-11-30 Connie Kay, American jazz drummer (Modern Jazz Quartet), dies of a cardiac arrest at 67
  • 1994-12-03 Lesley Peacock, jazz photogrpaher/author, dies
  • 1994-12-19 Noel Pointer, jazz violinist, dies at 39
  • 1994-12-23 Charles Shirley, jazz arranger, dies at 74
  • 1995-01-01 Jess Stacy, American jazz pianist (Great Gatsby), dies at 90
  • 1995-01-06 James Clay, American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies at 59
  • 1995-01-16 William Dillard, American jazz trumpeter and Broadway singer dies from complications of Lupus, at 83 [1]
  • 1995-01-30 George James, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 88
  • 1995-02-06 Art Taylor, American jazz drummer (Bud Powell, Red Garland, John Coltrane, Donald Byrd), band leader (Taylor's Wailers), and writer (Notes and Tones), dies at 65
  • 1995-02-18 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, American jazz trumpeter (Dogtown Blues, Stormy Weather), dies of a heart attack at 84
  • 1995-03-17 Sunnyland Smart, jazz/blues singer/pianist (Delta Blues), dies at 87
  • 1995-04-12 Chris Pyne, British jazz trombonist, dies at 56
  • 1995-04-15 Cleo Brown, American jazz pianist, dies at 85
  • 1995-05-07 Ray McKinley, American orchestra leader and jazz drummer (Glenn Miller Time), dies at 84
  • 1995-05-09 Marshall Royal, American jazz alto saxophonist & clarinetist (Count Basie Orchestra), dies at 82
  • 1995-05-10 Jimmy Raney, American jazz guitarist, dies at 67
  • 1995-05-15 Johnny Van Derrick, British jazz violinist (Pink Panther Theme), dies at 68
  • 1995-05-23 Mick Pyne, British touring and session jazz pianist (Tubby Hayes; Georgie Fame: Charlie Watts), dies at 54
  • 1995-05-26 Ron Weatherburn, British jazz pianist, dies at 61
  • 1995-06-30 Phyllis Hyman, American jazz singer (Prime of My Life), commits suicide at 45
  • 1995-07-12 Earl Coleman, American jazz singer, dies at 69
  • 1995-07-22 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader in New Orleans, Louisiana, dies at 90
  • 1995-07-26 Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian classical, jazz and Latin guitarist and composer (developed bossa nova), dies of leukemia at 77
  • 1995-08-01 Robert L. "Bob" Talley, American jazz and blues pianist and composer, dies at 75
  • 1995-08-03 Carl Donnell "Kansas" Fields, American jazz drummer, dies at 79
  • 1995-08-15 Erbie Bowser, American blues and jazz pianist, dies at 77
  • 1995-09-29 Seger Pillot Ellis, American jazz pianist and vocalist, dies at 91
  • 1995-10-19 Don Cherry, American jazz trumpeter (Ornette Coleman), dies from liver cancer at 58
  • 1995-12-15 Johnny Lytle, American jazz drummer and vibraphonist, known as "Fast Hands", dies of kidney failure at 63
  • 1996-01-11 Ike Isaacs, Burmese-English jazz guitarist, dies at 76
  • 1996-01-20 Gerry Mulligan, American jazz baritone saxophonist, composer, and band leader (Jazz on a Summer Day), dies of complications from a knee infection at 68
  • 1996-02-23 George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher, dies at 66
  • 1996-02-24 Laurence Richard Deniz, jazz guitarist, dies at 71
  • 1996-03-06 Herb Hall, American jazz clarinetist and saxophonist, dies at 88
  • 1996-05-01 Billy Byers, American jazz trombonist and arranger, dies on his 79th birthday
  • 1996-05-27 Albert "Pud" Brown, American jazz clarinetist and saxophonist, dies at 79
  • 1996-05-28 Jimmy Rowles [Hunter], American jazz pianist and composer (The Peacocks), dies of cardiac arrest at 77
  • 1996-06-01 Don Grolnick, American jazz pianist, composer and session musician (Brecker Brothers; Linda Ronstadt; James Taylor), dies of non-Hodgkin lymphoma at 48

Person of interestElla Fitzgerald

1996-06-15 Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz, swing, pop, and blues singer, known as "The First Lady of Song" (Verve "Songbook" series), dies from a stroke at 78

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • 1996-07-03 Pim Jacobs, Dutch jazz pianist, TV host and actor (Gilas), dies at 61
  • 1996-08-31 Milt Larkin, American jazz trumpeter and band leader, dies at 85
  • 1996-10-11 Johnny Costa, jazz pianist (Mr Rogers), dies at 74
  • 1996-10-11 Johnny Costa [Costanza], American jazz pianist, celeste and accordion player, and musical director (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood), dies at 74
  • 1996-11-13 Bill Doggett, American jazz and blues musician (Honky Tonk), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • 1996-12-23 Ronnie Scott [Schatt], British jazz saxophonist and club-owner, dies at 69
  • 1997-01-08 George Handy [Hendleman], American bebop jazz arranger, pianist and composer Handyland, U.S.A.), dies at 76
  • 1997-01-16 Charlie Alfred Galbraith, English jazz trombonist, dies at 76
  • 1997-01-25 Seldon Powell, American jazz tenor saxophonist and flautist, dies at 68
  • 1997-02-08 Roy George Elroy Josephs, jazz dance teacher, dies at 57
  • 1997-02-10 Lou Bennett, American bebop pianist, and jazz organist, dies at 70
  • 1997-02-20 Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist, dies at 36
  • 1997-02-23 Tony Williams, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis), dies at 51
  • 1997-06-02 Aldophus "Doc" Cheatham, American jazz trumpeter, dies of stroke at 91
  • 1997-06-04 Johnny "Hammond" Smith, American jazz and bop organist (Wild Horses Rock Steady), dies of cancer at 63
  • 1997-06-21 Arthur Prysock, American jazz and R&B singer ("I Didn't Sleep a Wink Last Night"), dies at 68 or 73
  • 1997-07-29 Chuck Wayne [Jagelka], America session and jazz guitarist ( Woody Herman; George Shearing; Tony Bennett), dies of emphysema at 74
  • 1997-08-08 Duncan Swift, jazz pianist, dies at 74
  • 1997-08-24 Vincente "Tete" Montoliu, Catalonian jazz pianist, dies at 64
  • 1997-09-20 Edmund Falkiner, jazz saxophinist and probation officer, dies at 59
  • 1997-11-26 Francis Paudras, designer/jazz fan, dies at 62
  • 1997-12-01 Stéphane Grappelli, French jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, dies at 89
  • 1997-12-12 Irving "Mouse" Randolph, American swing jazz trumpeter (Cab Calloway Orchestra), dies at 88
  • 1998-01-24 Walter Bishop, Jr, American bebop jazz pianist, music theorist, and educator, dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 1998-01-25 Attila Zoller, Hungarian-American jazz guitarist, educator (Vermont Jazz Center, 1974-98), and inventor (bi-directional pickup), dies at 70
  • 1998-03-20 George Howard, American jazz saxophone musician
  • 1998-05-19 Dorothy Donegan, American boogie-woogie, swing jazz, and classical pianist, and vocalist, dies of cancer at 76
  • 1998-05-22 Milton Banana [Antônio de Souza], Brazilian bossa nova jazz drummer (João Gilberto and Stan Getz), dies at 63
  • 1998-07-14 Beryl Bryden, British jazz/blues singer and washboard player, dies at 78
  • 1998-07-25 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist, dies at 77
  • 1998-08-11 Benjamin "Benny" Waters, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist, dies at 96
  • 1998-10-29 Paul Misraki [Misrachi], French jazz pianist, songwriter, and film score composer (Jean Renoir), dies at 90
  • 1998-12-02 Bob Haggart, American dixieland, swing jazz, and session double bass player, and composer ("What's New?"), dies at 84
  • 1999-01-06 Michel Petrucciani, French jazz pianist (100 Hearts), dies from a pulmonary infection at 36
  • 1999-02-07 Robert "Bobby" Troup, American jazz pianist and actor (Emergency, Acapulco), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • 1999-02-11 Jaki Byard, American jazz pianist (Charlie Mingus), saxophonist, drummer, composer, arranger, and educator, dies from an unsolved gunshot at 76
  • 1999-02-16 Betty Roché [Mary Elizabeth Roach], American jazz singer (Duke Ellington - "Take The 'A' Train"), die at 81
  • 1999-02-27 Horace Tapscott, American jazz pianist and composer (Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, 1961-98), dies at 64
  • 1999-03-29 Joe Williams [Goreed], American jazz singer (Everyday I Have The Blues), dies of natural causes at 80
  • 1999-04-06 Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist known as "Mr. Swing" (Congo Blues; Knockin' on Wood), dies at 91

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