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is born in San Antonio, Texas, USA. He will become a popular blues-oriented session pianist, working with Kid Ory
and Big Joe Turner
. Glenn will also prove to be a fine musical arranger whose solo career will feature several r'n'b hits in the USA during the early 50s.
And His Orchestra play at the Carolina Warehouse, Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
The Count Basie
Orchestra plays the first of six nights at The Regal Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
is born in Oakland, California, USA. She will find success as a jazz pianist and composer, based for much of her career in New York City.
Jazz/blues pianist King Fleming
accepts a contract to begin performing regularly at The Profile Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Oscar Peterson
Trio records Fly Me To The Moon, Shiny Stockings, Li'L Darli', Little Right Foot and You Stepped Out Of A Dream for Verve Records
in New York City, USA.
And His Orchestra play the third of five nights at Tin Pan Alley, Redwood City, California, USA.
Jazz pianist Cecil Taylor
plays at The Town Hall, New York City, USA.
plays at A+M University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA.
plays at The Top Of The Gate club, New York City, USA. The players are Toshiko Akiyoshi (piano), Kenny Dorham (trumpet), Lew Tabackin (tenor saxophone, flute), Ron Carter
(bass) and Mickey Roker (drums).
James Booker plays at Onkel Po's Carnegie Hall
, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
come to the end of their first American tour with the second of two nights at Hurrah, New York City, USA.
Madness 7, the third album by Madness, enters the UK albums chart, where it will peak at No5 during a 29-week stay. The album is produced by Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley.
plays a second night at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Wales, UK, Europe.
Shakatak play the second night of a week-long engagement at Bailey's Club, Watford, England, UK, Europe.
I Just Called To Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder
is awarded platinum single status by the BPI in the UK.
Yes play the first of two nights at Northlands Coliseum Edmonton, Canada.
A benefit show for the family of recently deceased jazz double-bassist and pianist Johnny Dyani
is held at The 100 Club
, London, UK, featuring Chris MacGregor, Dudu Pukwana, Lewis Mahanos, Viva La Black and The John Stevens Trio.
Blues, jazz and boogie pianist Louis Vause
releases a new album, Midnight In Havana, on Cadiz Music in the UK.
The Ellis Marsalis Quartet plays at Snug Harbor, New orleans, Louisiana, USA.
It is announced that a global agreement arranged by The IFPI, which represents the worldwide recording industry, means that from July 10, 2015, all new music will be released globally on a Friday
- local time. This new arrangement is to be known as New Music Fridays.
Sir Elton John
plays at Vejle Musikteater, Vejle, Denmark, Europe.
Sir Elton John
speaks on the telephone to a man he believes to be President Putin of Russia. Sir Elton hopes to arrange a meeting with the President to discuss gay rights. However, it becomes apparent within a day that the pop star had been duped
by Alexei Stolyarov and Vladimir Krasnov, a pair of well-known Moscow-based pranksters
play at The National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland, Europe.