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Ralph Reichenthal is born in New York City, USA. He will find success as film music composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger
James Preston McDonald is born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. He
will find success as jazz trombonist Preston Jackson
Under the headline 'Philadelphia Bans the Trot', The New York Times
announces that civic leaders in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, have banned the playing of music [usually ragtime jazz] which could result in an outbreak of either of two currently popular [and apparently reprehensible] dances - the 'turkey trot'
and the 'grizzly bear'
. According to the article, "it is understood that the two dances have all but caused several scandals in some of Philadelphia's best families."
James Reese Europe
is attacked with a knife and killed by percussionist Herbert Wright. Europe is just 38 and dies from a severed jugular vein.
During a concert at the Mechanic's Hall, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, ragtime and jazz bandleader, arranger and composer
Ronnie Scott, jazz saxophonist, band leader and founder of prestigious London venue, Ronnie Scott's Club
, is born in Aldgate, East London, UK.
Influential blues guitarist Albert Collins
, aka The Iceman, is born in Leona, Texas, USA.
, jazz saxophonist and clarinet player, is born in Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, England, UK.
plays the fourteenth night of four weeks at Joe Tenner's Cafe Society Uptown, in San Francisco, California, USA.
And His Swing Symphony play the third of seven nights at The Apollo Theater
, Harlem, New York City, USA. The bill also features The Orioles
, Nipsey Russell, The Edward Sisters, Crackshot and The Maxellos.
The Starlight Theatre
, a 7,958-seat outdoor venue, opens in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The Starlight will focus on presenting Broadway
shows and concerts. The first production is a performance of The Desert Song
with music by Sigmund Romberg.
Trombonist, keyboardist, and vocalist Wayne Wallace
is born in San Francisco, California, USA. In his career he will work with his own Latin Jazz Quartet, Anthony Brown's Asian American Orchestra, The Pete Escovedo Orchestra and The See America Horns - to name a few.
And The Pennsylvanians play at The Opera House, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Hot Lips Page
with Andre Rewellioty's Orchestra, records Last Call For Alcohol, Ruby, Old Paree and I Bongo You, for King Records in Paris, France, Europe.
And His Orchestra are playing during a string of dates in Denver, Colorado, USA.
opens for a season at the Copa Room
of the Sands Hotel
, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The booking makes him the youngest performer ever to have headlined at The Copa.
Matt Darriau, saxophonist/clarinettist of The Klezmatics
, is born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.
Jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader Pete Brown
records his final album, High In A Basement, in a subterranean soundproof studio at 272 W. 84th Street in New York City, USA. The album's title is a reference to the fact that the players at the session were partaking of drugs.
Saxophonist, singer and songwriter Femi Kuti
is born in London, UK.
The Bill Dixon
Group performs Scandinavian Sketches and other pieces during a show at The Cellar Cafe, West 91st Street, New York City, USA.
Sonny Rollins plays at Birdland
, New York City, USA.
plays at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
Nirvana are working on the tracks Love Buzz, Big Cheese and Spank Thru at Reciprocal Recording Studios, Seattle, Washington.
plays the second of two nights at The Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith
comes to the end of an eight-date British tour at the Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, England, UK.
tells the Sun Herald newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, Oceania
, that she is considering a move away from pop into a jazzier direction.
And The Hot Licks release a new album, Selected Shorts, in the UK on Surfdog Records.
Harry Connick Jr. comes to the end of a two week season at The Neil Simon Theatre, New York City, USA.
releases his third LP, Never Twice, on Innovative Liesure Records in the USA.