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Lucille Saunders, The Great Powell, The Four Otts, Lefebre's Saxophone Quartet and others appear at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
A Saxophone Quartet consisting of members of Sousa's Band records Estudiantina Waltz, The Holy City and Annie Laurie, for The Victor Talking Machine Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, but none of the tracks will be released.
Leslie Allen is born in Ealing, London, England, UK, Europe. He will find success in the 1920s and 30s as saxophonist Les Allen, playing and singing with several leading British dance orchestras (including those of Carroll Gibbons, George Melachrino and Geraldo)
James Thomas Brown is born. He will become acclaimed as a tenor sax player, backing Elmore James, Eddie Boyd and Roosevelt Sykes.
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.
Bruce Turner is born in Saltburn-by-the- Sea, Yorkshire, UK. He will find success as a jazz clarinettist, saxophonist and band leader. He enjoyed a particularly long working relationship with Humphrey Lyttelton.
Tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt is born in Boston, Massachusetts.
Stanley Gayetzsky is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He will find fame as jazz virtuoso saxophonist and composer Stan Getz.
Jazz saxophonist Bill Barron is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Clifford Laconia Jordan is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find success as jazz saxophonist Clifford Jordan, working with Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Horace Silver and others. As a solo performer he will record several albums for Blue Note records.
Charlie Parker plays the fifth of seven nights at Soldier Meyer's, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
UK music newspaper Melody Maker carries a front-page headline reporting that orchestra leader Cyril Stapleton has signed saxophonist Carl Barriteau as the band's featured solist.
The Charlie Parker Sextet records Begin The Beguine, Mama Inez, La Cucaracha, Estrellita and La Paloma for Mercury Records in New York City, USA.
Bull Moose Jackson is playing at The Savoy Ballroom, New York City, USA.
Saxophone star Earl Bostic records Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and For You, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rich Lataille is born in Westerly, Rhode Island, USA. He will find success as the saxophonist in the band Roomful Of Blues.
Stan Getz is playing in Birdland, New York City, USA.
The Charlie Parker Quintet opens at Birdland, New York City, USA.
John Coltrane plays at The Sutherland Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz arranger Oliver Nelson and reed player Eric Dolphy record the album Straight Ahead, in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
John Coltrane, Miriam Makeba, Oscar Brown Jr., and Machito's Band play the fifth night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Warren Covington and The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra play a benefit concert at the Penn-Sheraton Hotel, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, for the WQED-tv Educational Fund.
Hard bop tenor saxophonist and habitual heroin user Tina Brooks undertakes his last recording session, for Blue Note Records.
The Coleman Hawkins Quartet records the album Good Old Broadway in Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The New Stan Getz Quartet with Astrud Gilbertp plays during a month of dates at The Caf
The New Stan Getz Quartet, with Astrud Gilberto, plays during a month of dates at The Caf
Jazz saxophonist and bandleader Tubby Hayes appears on a BBC Radio broadcast of the show Jazz Club in London, UK.
The John Coltrane Quartet records Village Blues, Naima and Out Of This World in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Nino Tempo And April Stevens record I Love You, Don't You Forget It for Atlantic Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
Sonny Rollins begins a two-week season at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Stanley Turrentine, with Oliver Nelson And His Orchestra, records A Taste Of Honey, Bayou, River's Invitation and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Stan Getz Quartet begins six nights of shows at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
George Melachrino, aged 56, falls asleep in his bath and drowns at his home in Gordon Place, Kensington, London, UK. An accomplished player of the violin, viola, oboe, clarinet and saxophone, he had worked with the orchestras of Ambrose and Carroll Gibbons before finding success as leader of his own easy-listening orchestra.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Roland Kirk Quartet and The New Salvation Army Band play the last of six nights at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Tommy Whittle - Harry Klein Quartet, The Michael Garrick Sextet and The Danny Moss Quartet with Jeanie Lambe appear on the BBC Radio 1 show Jazz Club, live from London, England, UK, Europe. The show is introduced by Humphrey Lyttelton.
Chet Atkins, Boots Randolph, Floyd Cramer and Jerry Reed play in The Festival Of Music at The Assembly Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd plays the second of two nights at The Kinetic Playground, 4812 North Clark Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, USA, as support to The Moody Blues and Rotary Connection.
The debut album Chicago Transit Authority by Chicago enters the Billboard albums chart in the USA.
Joe Henderson with Herbie Hancock records Black Narcissus in New York City, USA, for Prestige Records.
Colosseum play in The Town Hall, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Dick Heckstall-Smith, Barbara Thompson and Art Theman play at The Torrington, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Frank Wright Quartet plays at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
Keith Bird, who played clarinet, tenor sax and flute with Geraldo And His Orchestra for many years, dies aged 61 of cancer, in Harrow, London, UK.
Jazz saxophonist and recording artist Bill Barron dies of cancer aged 62 in Middlesex Memorial Hospital, Middletown, Connecticut, USA.
Ron Aspery, jazz-rock sax player, pianist and composer with 70s British band Back Door, dies aged 57.
Saxophonist Branford Marsalis plays at Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, Oceania.
Jazz saxophonist Johnny Griffin, aged 80, plays his last-ever live concert in Hyeres' France, Europe.
During the London Jazz Festival, Andy Sheppard plays at The Rose Theatre, Kingston, London, England, UK.