Jazz Music in History (Part 8)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 947

  • 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 Butch Morris, American jazz cornetist and composer
  • 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
  • 1947-03-22 Marek Bliziński, Polish jazz guitarist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1989)
  • 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
  • 1947-06-30 Jasper van 't Hof, Dutch jazz pianist (Live in Montreux), born in Enschede, Overijssel, Netherlands
  • 1947-08-15 Geraldo "Jerry" Velez, American drummer and percussionist (Jimi Hendrix; 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
  • 1947-09-23 Don Grolnick, American jazz pianist, composer and session musician (Brecker Brothers; Linda Ronstadt; James Taylor), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 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
  • 1948-02-11 Vangelis Kordompoulis, Greek jazz pianist, composer, and music educator, born in Patras, Greece
  • 1948-03-02 Larry Carlton, American jazz and rock session and touring guitarist (Crusaders; Joni Mitchell; Steely Dan), born in Torrance, California
  • 1948-04-04 David "Pick" Withers, English jazz drummer (Dire Straits), born in Leicester, England
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1949-01-13 Frank Ricotti, British jazz and session vibraphonist and percussionist, born in London, England
  • 1949-02-02 Tom Tripplehorn, American jazz and rock session and touring guitarist (Gary Lewis & Playboys - "This Diamond Ring"), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2019)
  • 1949-03-29 Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (Brecker Brothers), born in Cheltenham, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1949-04-03 Eric Kloss, American jazz saxophonist, born in Greenville, Pennsylvania
  • 1949-04-09 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
  • 1949-11-06 Arturo Sandoval, Cuban-American jazz trumpeter and composer, born in Artemisa, Cuba
  • 1949-11-10 Ann Reinking, American dancer and actress (All the Jazz, Micki & Maude), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1949-12-10 Ismail "Pops" Mohamed, South African jazz multi-instrumentalist and producer, born in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa
  • 1949-12-13 Mark Elf, American Jazz guitarist (Trickynometry), and educator, born in Queens, New York City
  • 1949-12-16 Billy Gibbons, American jazz-rock guitarist (Moving Sidewalks, ZZ Top), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1949-12-19 Lenny White, American jazz-fusion drummer (Return to Forever), born in Queens, New York City
  • 1950-03-25 Chuck Greenberg, American jazz and new age saxophonist, composer, and producer (Shadowfax), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1950-04-19 Earl Gardner, American jazz trumpeter (Saturday Night Live), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-07-06 Phyllis Hyman, American jazz singer (Prime of My Life), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1950-08-25 Charles Fambrough, American jazz bassist (Jazz Messengers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1950-12-12 Richard Galliano, French jazz, tango, and classical accordionist, born in Cannes, France
  • 1950-12-15 Stjepko Gut, Serbian jazz trumpeter, flügelhorn player, and teacher, born in Ruma, Yugoslavia (now Serbia)
  • 1950-12-29 Robert Lee "Pops" Popwell, American jazz-funk bass guitarist, born in Daytona, Florida (d. 2017)
  • 1951-02-02 Alphonso Johnson, American jazz bassist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-02-20 Patrice Fisher, American jazz, pop, and Celtic harpist, and teacher, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1951-03-03 Rustee Allen, American funk and jazz fusion bass guitar player ( Sly and the Family Stone, 1972-75), born in Monroe, Louisiana
  • 1951-03-18 Bill Frisell, American jazz guitarist, composer, and band leader, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1951-06-30 Stanley Clarke, American jazz/fusion bassist (Return To Forever - No Mystery), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-08-08 Laurie Ann Frink, American big band jazz trumpeter and educator, born in Pender, Nebraska (d. 2013) [1]
  • 1951-11-14 Sandahl Bergman, American actress (Conan, All that Jazz), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1951-12-16 Robben Ford, American jazz, rock, and blues guitarist (L.A. Express; Yellowjackets), born in Woodlake, California
  • 1951-12-29 Laurel Massé, American jazz and Celtic singer (Manhattan Transfer, 1972-79 - "Operator"), born in Holland, Michigan
  • 1952-01-11 Lee Ritenour, American jazz-fusion guitarist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952-04-01 Rob Wasserman, American jazz and rock double bassist, and composer (RatDog; Duets), born in San Mateo, California (d. 2016)
  • 1952-05-05 Louis Cortelezzi, American rock and jazz saxophonist (Mink DeVille) and film composer (Pokemon), born in New Galilee, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-06-25 Radka Toneff, Norwegian jazz singer (It Don't Come Easy), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1982)
  • 1952-06-28 Alan Pasqua, American jazz and rock pianist, composer and educator (Standards; Twin Bill), born in New Jersey
  • 1952-07-23 Janis Siegel, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-07-27 Steve Gluzband, American Latin jazz trumpeter, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 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

Person of interestJeff Goldblum

1952-10-22 Jeff Goldblum, American actor (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)
  • 1952-12-14 John Lurie, American jazz saxophonist (Lounge Lizards), composer and actor (Down By Law; Stranger Than Paradise), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1953-01-27 Bob Mintzer, American jazz saxophonist, composer, arranger, and big band leader (Yellowjackets), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1953-03-11 Chet Catallo, American jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra), born in Rochester, New York
  • 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
  • 1953-09-02 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
  • 1953-11-11 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)
  • 1953-12-08 Ric Sanders, British folk-rock, jazz violinist (Fairport Convention; Stomu Yamash'ta; Soft Machine, born in Birmingham, England
  • 1953-12-10 Diane Schuur, American jazz pianist and singer (Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra; Heart To Heart), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 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)
  • 1954-06-05 Peter Erskine, jazz drummer (Weather Report)
  • 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 Whichita), born in Lee's Summit, Missouri
  • 1954-08-29 Julio Fernandez, Cuban-American jazz guitarist (Spyro Gyra), 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, 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
  • 1954-12-09 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
  • 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)
  • 1955-06-07 Jon Balke, Norwegian jazz pianist, composer and band leader (Magnetic North Orchestra), born in Furnes, Norway
  • 1955-07-13 Chris White, British jazz-rock saxophonist (Dire Straits), born in Bristol, England
  • 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 guitarist, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1955-10-25 Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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, American jazz singer, born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • 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; Joni Mitchell; Sting), 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

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