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Jazz trumpeter Johnny Hodges, sometimes called 'the first soul sax player', is born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He will lead Duke Ellington's sax section and enjoy his own solo recording career.
Saxophone sextet The Six Brown Brothers record A La Carte and The Hustler March for Victor Records in New York City, USA.
Laurdine Kenneth Patrick is born in East Moline, Illinois, USA. He will find success as jazz saxophonist Pat Patrick, best-known for his lengthy membership of the Sun Ra Arkestra.
Legendary tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker records Honeysuckle Rose and Body And Soul, live in Kansas City, Kansas, USA.
John M. Pocisk is born in Walbridge, Ohio, USA. He will find fame as Johnny Paris, saxophone-playing leader of Johnny And The Hurricanes.
Jimmy Dorsey And His Orchestra record Whispering Grass and Talkin' To My Heart in New York City, USA.
The Charlie Parker Quartet With Strings records Repetition I, April In Paris I, Easy To Love I, and What Is This Thing Called Love I in The Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Charlie Parker And His Band perform Anthropology, Donna Lee, Untitled Blues and Almost Like Being In Love on the Broadway Open House Television Show, hosted by comedian Jerry Lester, on Channel 5, New York City, USA.
The Lee Konitz Duo records Indian Summer and Duet For Saxophone And Guitar, for New Jazz/Prestige Records in New York City, USA. Billy Bauer plays guitar on these tracks.
Roger Rosenberg is born in New York City, USA. He will find success as a jazz saxophonist working with The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band, David Matthews And The Manhattan Jazz Orchestra and The Mingus Big Band, as well as pursuing a solo career.
Charlie Parker And His Band play the sixth of seven nights at The Hi Hat, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, with The Al Vega Trio.
Stan Getz is playing at Birdland, New York City, USA.
The Jerry Wald Orchestra with vocalist Chris Connor records You're The Cream In My Coffee, The Thrill Is Gone, Cherokkee, Pennies From Heaven, Raisins And Almonds and Terremoto for Decca Records in New York City, USA.
Earl Bostic And His Orchestra (including John Coltrane) are playing at The Cobra Club, San Diego, California, USA.
Tommy Reed opens at The Oh Henry Ballroom, Willow Springs, Illinois, USA.
Hal McIntyre And His Orchestra open for four weeks at The Roosevelt, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Johnny Hodges And His Combo are playing during a week of shows at The Capitol Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Johnny Hodges dies of a heart attack in New York City, USA.
Brian Travers, saxophonist with UB40, is born.
The Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis and Johnny Griffin Quintet record Blues Up And Down, Nice And Easy and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Jazzland Records.
The Roland Kirk Quartet records We Free Kings, Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year and other tracks for Mercury Records in Nola Penthouse Studio, New York City, USA.
The Eric Dolphy Quartet plays at Studenterforeningen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
The front cover of UK music weekly Melody Maker hails the recent succesful visit of British jazz saxophonist Tubby Hayes to the USA.
Cannonball Adderley Quintet plays a live set in KQED Televison Studios, San Francisco, California, USA, for the tv show Jazz Casual
John Coltrane is playing at The Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Ike Quebec records Just One More Chance for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Bud Freeman releases the LP Something to Remember You By in the USA.
Tenor saxophonist Don Byas plays in Nalen, Stockholm, Europe.
Stan Getz And Bill Evans record Funkallero, But Beautiful and other tracks for a joint album, at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The New Stan Getz Quartet with Astrud Gilberto plays during a month of dates at The Caf
The Yusef Lateef Quintet plays at Pep's Lounge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Nino Tempo And April Stevens record I Love You, Don't You Forget It for Atlantic Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Eric Dolphy dies in Berlin, Germany, Europe, while in a diabetic coma.
Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer and Boots Randolph play in two benefit performances at The Carousel, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Proceeds from the show go to the family of pianist Dean Manuel who died in the same plane crash that killed Jim Reeves two weeks earlier.
In an effort to launch a new teenage dance craze, The Jingle Jump is launched with a tv ad on WNEW TV 5 in New York City, USA.
The John Coltrane Quartet records Chim Chim Cheree, Brasilia and Song Of Praise at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Impulse! Records.
John Coltrane comes to the end of a one-week residency at Pep's, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Charles Lloyd Quartet plays at Slug's Saloon, New York City, USA.
Blood, Sweat And Tears play at New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.
Tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine records the Marvin Gaye composition Don't Mess With Mister T, at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, for CTI Records.
Jazz saxophonist and recording artist Jules Broussard plays at The Last Day Saloon, San Francisco, California, USA.
Branford Marsalis spends the last of three days recording the album Royal Garden Blues for CBS Records at RCA Studio A, New York City, USA.
The Tommy Smith Quartet plays at The Bass Clef, Hoxton, London, UK.
Saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, aged 66, dies of a stroke, in New York City, USA.
Los Angeles-based jazz trombonist Bingam Britt Woodman dies aged 80 in Hawthorne, California, USA, of respiratory problems. In a long, respected career, he worked with Duke Ellington, Charlie Mingus, John Coltrane and Miles Davis, to name just a few.
Jazz bassist and saxophonist Buddy Banks dies, aged 78, of cancer in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Jazz saxophonist and clarinet player Jimmy Giuffre dies, aged 86, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA, after many years suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
The Ornette Coleman Quartet, Norah Jones, The Pat Metheny Group, Tower Of Power, Marcus Miller, Earth Wind And Fire, Corinne Bailey Rae and others play on the first day of the three-day-long North Sea Jazz festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe.
James Moody, the hugely-respected jazz sax player who played with Dizzy Gillespie, dies of pancreatic cancer in San Diego, California, USA, aged 85.