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The Cragg Family, Louise Thorndyke Boucicault And Company, Katherine Germaine, The Four Otts, Lefbre's Saxophone Quartet, Chas. H. Bradshaw And Company, Remarc And Rilay, and Hill And Silviany, are appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Lucille Saunders, The Great Powell, The Four Otts, Lefebre's Saxophone Quartet and others appear at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Lucille Saunders, The Great Powell, The Four Otts, Lefebre's Saxophone Quartet and others appear at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
John Roseby is born in Lexington, Mississippi, USA. He will make his mark as jazz saxophonist Brick Roseby, working with The Southland Troubadours [led by Little Brother Montgomery] before moving to Chicago, Illinois, USA, where he will continue gigging until the late 1960s.
Hank D'Amico is born in Rochester, New York State, USA. He will become an outstanding swing clarinetist and saxophonist working with Bob Crosby, Tommy Dorsey, Jack Teagarden and others.
Jazz saxophonist Lee Konitz, considered one of the main figures in the cool jazz movement, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Andy Kirk and The Twelve Clouds Of Joy record Lotta Sax Appeal for Decca Records in the USA.
Charlie Barnet records Southern Fried for Bluebird Records in New York City, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker plays the fifth night of a two-week engagement at The Blue Note Club in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Lester Young Quartet records A Foggy Day, In A Little Spanish Town, Let's Fall In Love, Down 'N Adam, Lester Swings and Slow Motion Blues, for Norgran/Mercury Records in New York City, USA.
Charlie Parker And His Swing Symphony play the fifth 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.
Roy Nathanson is born in Brooklyn, New York City, USA. Nathanson will find acclaim as a saxophonist, composer, band-leader (The Jazz Passengers), actor and teacher.
Local 493 (The Negro Musicians' Union) holds its first annual Orchestra Cavalcade, at The Senator Ballroom, Eagles Hall, Seattle, Washington, USA, with The Bumps Blackwell Orchestra, The Vernon Brown Band, The Joe Gauff Band, The Bob Marshall Sextet, Billy Tolle's Combo-Clashers, Len Brook, The Jabo Ward Combo, Merceedees Walton, The Four Question Marks, The Cecil Young Quartet and Al Hickey's Jive Bombers. The event is a benefit concert and dance to raise money for new offices and the union's relief fund.
Louis Jordan And His Orchestra record May Every Day Be Christmas, Please Don't Leave Me, Bone Dry, Three-Handed Woman and other tracks in New York City, USA.
Eddie Lucas, saxophonist with The Sammy Kaye Orchestra, marries Jeanna Marino of Binghampton, New York State, USA.
Billy Butterfield, Red Allen (tp); Bill Harris (tb); Buddy DeFranco (cl); Charlie Parker (as); Jerry Jerome (ts); Teddy Wilson; Dick Cary (p); Eddie Safranski (b); Don Lamond (d); and vocalists Dottie Reed and Louis Prima play the first of two nights at Loew's Valencia, Queens, New York City, USA.
The Morris Lane Quartet record Poinciana, Blues In the Night, Twilight Time and Everything I Have Is Yours for Scooter Records in New York City, USA. The tracks will remain unreleased.
When Johnnie Johnson's sax player in the Sir John Trio catches a cold, Chuck Berry virtually invents rock'n'roll by improvising guitar lines while standing in for him during a gig at The Cosmopolitan Club, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
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Lars Gullin records Brazil, Four And No One More, Sad Sally and You Blew Out The Flame for Metronome Records in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
When The Charlie Parker Quartet plays at Birdland, New York City, USA, the show is broadcast live by WJZ Radio.
Stan Kenton records the tracks Some Saxophones and A Thought for his album This Modern World at Capitol Recording Studios, Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Kenny Baker And The Jazz Today Unit, including alto sax player Joe Herriott, records Blues In Threes and That's The Blues, Dad, for Polygon Records in London, UK.
The Miles Davis All Stars featuring John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley, play at Birdland, New York City, USA.
The Stan Getz Quartet plays in the Oscar Pettiford Memorial Concert, at The Falkonercentret, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Ethel Waters appears as veteran blues singer Jennifer Henderson in tonight's edition of popular tv series Route 66 in the USA. She also performs a song on the show, accompanied by Coleman Hawkins, Jo Jones and Roy Eldridge.
Bobby Darin records What'd I Say, My Bonnie, Tell Me How You Feel and Tell All The World About You for Atco Records in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on the session features Rene Hall [gt], Glen Campbell [gt], Red Callendar [bass], Earl Palmer [drums], Richie Frost [drums], Ray Johnson [piano], Plas Johnson [tenor sax], Nino Tempo [tenor sax] and The Blossoms (Darlene Love, Fanita James, Gloria Jones). Musical arrangements are by Jimmie Haskell.
Patti Page records You Don't Know Me, Most People Get Married, Every Time I Heard Your Name and Invitation To The Blues at Bradley Film and Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The session is produced by Shelby Singleton, Jr., and the band features guitarists Grady Martin, Jerry Kennedy and Harold Bradley, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman, pianist Floyd Cramer and saxophonist Boots Randolph.
John Coltrane plays at The Freie Universitat, Auditorium Maximum, Berlin, West Germany, Europe.
Duke Ellington And John Coltrane record Big Nick, for Impulse Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Willis Jackson plays at The Allegro in New York City, USA. The album is recorded and will be released the following year as the album Jackson's Action by Prestige Records.
Jazz saxophonist Lars Gullin plays with string accompaniment at The Museum Of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden, 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 Paul Desmond Quartet (including Jim Hall on guitar) records Glad To Be Unhappy, Hi Lili Hi-Lo and I've Grown ASccustomed To Her Face in RCA Victor Recording Studio, New York City, USA.
Sonny Rollins plays at Birdland, 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.
The Modern Jazz Quartet, Gerry Mulligan, Joe Williams, Tommy Flanagan, Phil Woods, Pepper Adams, Sonny Red, Jimmy Heath and others play in a benefit concert at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The Charles Lloyd Quartet plays at Slug's Saloon, New York City, USA.
John Coltrane records his album Sun Ship, at RCA Studios, New York City, USA. It will not be released until 1971 after his death.
Session saxophonist J.T.Brown aka Nature Boy Brown dies in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He worked with The Rabbit Foot Minstrels before moving to Chicago, Illinois, USA, where he became a popular , working with Roosevelt Sykes, St. Louis Jimmy Oden, Elmore James and others.
The Johnny Dankworth Big Band plays at The Old Theatre, LSE, Houghton Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
Gerry Rafferty releases his biggest hit single, Baker Street, in the UK, where it will peak at No3.
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Jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin plays at Jazzhus Slukefter in the Tivoli Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon dies aged 67 of kidney failure, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist Fraser MacPherson dies in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, aged 65.
Legendary jazz saxophonist Illinois Jacquet dies aged 81.
Jazz drummer Larry Bunker, who played with Peggy Lee, Stan Getz and others, dies aged 76 at Queen of Angels-Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, as a result of complications arising from a stroke.
Saxophone wizard Maceo Parker plays the first of three nights at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
Bruce Springsteen makes a surprise appearance at The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA, to perform a tribute to his former saxophonist Clarence Clemons.
Journey, The Steve Miller Band and Tower of Power play at The Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA.