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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.
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
John M. Pocisk is born in Walbridge, Ohio, USA. He will find fame as Johnny Paris, saxophone-playing leader of Johnny And The Hurricanes
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.
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.
And His Band play the sixth of seven nights at The Hi Hat, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, with The Al Vega Trio.
opens at The Oh Henry Ballroom, Willow Springs, Illinois, USA.
And His Orchestra open for four weeks at The Roosevelt, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
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 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.
Ike Quebec records Just One More Chance for Blue Note
Records at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Tenor saxophonist Don Byas
plays in Nalen, Stockholm, Europe.
The Yusef Lateef
Quintet plays at Pep's Lounge, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Eric Dolphy
dies in Berlin, Germany, Europe, while in a diabetic coma.
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.
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.
Jazz saxophonist and recording artist Jules Broussard
plays at The Last Day Saloon, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Tommy Smith Quartet plays at The Bass Clef
, Hoxton, London, UK.
Jazz saxophonist and clarinet player Jimmy Giuffre dies, aged 86,
in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA, after many years suffering from Parkinson's Disease.