Music Promoters in History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1891-03-03 Federico Moreno Torroba, Spanish composer (Luisa Fernanda), conductor, and music promoter, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1982)
  • 1909-03-06 Dave Clark, American blues music promoter, and songwriter ("Why I Sing The Blues"), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1995)
  • 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)
  • 1920-03-02 Enrique Franco, Spanish pianist, composer (Cuerda de presos), music promoter, and broadcaster (National Spanish Radio; Radio Clásica), born in Madrid Spain (d. 2009)
  • 1925-10-03 George Wein, American music promoter (Newport Jazz Festival; Newport Folk Festival; New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2021)
  • 1926-07-28 Charlie Biddle, American-Canadian jazz bassist, and music promoter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1930-07-16 John Everett Watts, American composer (Elegy for Chimney),new music promoter (Composers & Choreographers Theater), synthesizer player, and educator (New School, 1969-82), born in Maryville, Tennessee (d. 1982)
  • 1931-03-07 C W Stubblefield, American restaurateur and music promoter, born in Navasota, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1940-05-27 René Koering, French composer, film producer. theater director, and music promoter (Festival de Radio France et Montpellier), born in Andlau, France
  • 1940-07-03 Jerry "The Geator" Blavat, American disc jockey and music promoter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [1]
  • 1940-10-27 Anthea Joseph, British folk music promoter, and record company publicist, born in London, England (d. 1997)
  • 1944-03-14 Boris Brott, Canadian conductor (Hamilton Philharmonic, 1969-90) and music promoter (Brott Music Festival: National Academy Orchestra of Canada), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2022)
  • 1956-07-20 Michael Gordon, American contemporary classical composer (Natural History; Anonymous Man), and new music promoter (Bang on a Can Festival), born in Miami, Florida

Deaths in Music

  • 1982-07-01 John Everett Watts, American composer (Elegy for Chimney),new music promoter (Composers & Choreographers Theater), synthesizer player, and educator (New School, 1969-82), dies at 51
  • 1988-02-16 Charles Delaunay, French writer, magazine publisher (Le Jazz Hot), jazz musiclogist (Hot Discography), record label founder, and music promoter, dies at 77
  • 1992-10-05 Paul Acket, Dutch music promoter and impresario (Music Express, North Sea Jazz Festival), dies of lung cancer at 69
  • 1995-05-27 C W Stubblefield, music promoter, dies at 64
  • 1995-07-22 Dave Clark, American blues music promoter, and songwriter ("Why I Sing The Blues"), dies at 86
  • 1997-12-27 Anthea Joseph, British music promoter, dies at 57
  • 2003-02-05 Charlie Biddle, American-Canadian jazz double bassist, and music promoter, dies at 76
  • 2004-11-01 Terry Knight, American rock producer and singer (Grand Funk Railroad), murdered by his daughter's boyfriend defending her during a domestic dispute at 61
  • 2009-04-18 Enrique Franco, Spanish pianist, composer (Cuerda de presos), music promoter, and broadcaster (National Spanish Radio; Radio Clásica), dies at 89
  • 2021-09-13 George Wein, American music promoter (Newport Jazz Festival; Newport Folk Festival; New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival), dies at 95
  • 2022-04-05 Boris Brott, Canadian conductor (Hamilton Philharmonic, 1969-90) and music promoter (Brott Music Festival: National Academy Orchestra of Canada), killed in a hit-and-run accident at 78