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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.
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
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.
plays the fifth of seven nights at Soldier Meyer's, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
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
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
The New Stan Getz
Quartet with Astrud Gilbertp 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.
Sonny Rollins begins a two-week season at Birdland
, New York City, USA.
, 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.
, 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.
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
The Tommy Whittle -
, Boots Randolph, Floyd Cramer
and Jerry Reed play in The Festival Of Music at The Assembly Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
play in The Town Hall, Birmingham, 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.
, jazz-rock sax player, pianist and composer with 70s British band Back Door
, dies aged 57.
, aged 80, plays his last-ever live concert in Hyeres' France, Europe.