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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.
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.
2,000 Shriners attend the grand opening of the first Pittsburgh Syria Temple on Webster Avenue and Washington Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. It is a four story building housing a large ballroom, and will become a successful venue for musical performances until 1991 under the name Syria Mosque.
Lee Allen is born in Pittsburgh, Kansas, USA. He will grow up to be an in-demand r'n'b session saxophonist, appearing on record with Little Richard and Lloyd Price. He will also score a solo hit, Walking With Mr Lee in 1956.
Jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Al Belletto is born in the USA. He will be raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he will play with Sharkey Bonano, Louis Prima, Wingy Manone and The Dukes Of Dixieland in the 1940s and 1950s, before leading his own band for several albums on Capitol Records from 1952.
Jazz saxophonist Spike Robinson is born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA.
R'n'b, blues and jazz saxophonist Clifford Solomon is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Esquire Five record Lady Be Good, Boppin' At Esquire, Ida Bop and What Is This Thing Called Love? at Ronnie Scott Studio, London, UK.
Jazz saxophonist and recording artist Leo Casino is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The Illinois Jacquet Quintet records Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams, Just A-Sittin' And A-Rockin', Mean To Me, One-Nighter Boogie, Cotton Tail, Weary Blues and Groovin' for Clef/Mercury Records in New York City, USA.
Charlie Parker, accompanied by The James "Rev" Beasley Combo plays during an eleven night engagement at El Capitan, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
The Benny Carter Trio records June In January, Jeepers Creepers, Birth Of The Blues, The Moon Is Low and other tracks for Norgran Records in New York City, USA.
Ian Walter Nelson is born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, UK. He will find success as saxophonist Ian Nelson of 70s prog-rock band Be Bop Deluxe.
Sarah Smith, saxophonist of UK punk/prog/indie recording band The Cardiacs, is born in Coleford, Gloucestershire, UK.
Jazz saxophonist Budd Johnson records the album Let's Swing! for Swingville Records in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Benny Golson records You're My Thrill, My Heart Belongs To Daddy and other tracks at Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City, USA, for
Cannonball Adderley is playing at The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Dave Brubeck Quartet records Far More Blue, Three's A Crowd and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records.
Jazz saxophonist Clifford Jordan records Windmill, Mosaic and other tracks at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, USA, for Riverside Records.
Jazz multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy plays at The Five Spot, New York City, USA. The album, LiveAt The Five Spot, is recorded on this night.
Cannonball Adderley Quintet plays a live set in KQED Televison Studios, San Francisco, California, USA, for the tv show Jazz Casual
Sonny Rollins and Ray Bryant are playing at The Jazz Gallery, New York City, USA.
Frances Faye records Do Nothin till You Hear from Me, Its All Right With Me, Love For Sale and So In Love for Verve Records at Radio Recorders, Los Angeles, California, USA. The band on the session features Al Porcino, Stu Williamson, Conte Candoli, Ray Triscari, trumpets; Harry Betts, Pete Carpenter, Vern Friley, trombones; Red Callender, tuba; Kenny Shroyer, bass trombone; Bud Shank, alto sax; Bob Enevoldsen, Gene Cipriano, tenor saxes; Bill Hood, baritone sax; Jimmy Rowles, piano; Al Hendrickson, guitar; Joe Mondragon, bass; Earl Palmer, drums; Milt Holland, conga.
John Coltrane plays at The Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
John Coltrane plays at The Rheinhalle, Dusseldorf, West Germany, Europe.
King Curtis is playing at Small's Paradise, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Connie Francis records The Biggest Sin Of All, You're The Only One Who Can Hurt Me, Out Of This World, Vacation, I Walk The Line, He Thinks I Still Care, Someday [You'll Want me To Want You], I'm A Fool To Care and It's Gonna Take Some Time, at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, with backing musicians including guitarists Grady Martin, Jerry Kennedy, Harold Bradley and Wayne Moss, pianist Floyd Cramer, saxophonist Boots Randolph, bassist Bob Moore, drummer Buddy Harman and backing vocalists The Jordanaires.
Jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler plays in the Main Hall of The Academy of Music, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
Jazz saxophonist Ike Quebec dies aged 44, of lung cancer, in New York City, USA.
Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated records a live session for the BBC Light Programme show Jazz Club, at the Paris Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London, UK. The session, featuring Alexis Korner (guitar), Graham Bond (alto sax), Dick Heckstall-Smith (tenor sax), Johnny Parker (piano), Jack Bruce (double bass) and Ginger Baker (drums) is broadcast the same day.
Stan Getz plays at Carlton College, Northfield, Minnesota, USA, supported by Crofutt And Addiss.
Nino Tempo And April Stevens record I Love You, Don't You Forget It for Atlantic Records in Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Jimmy Giuffre Duo play at The Cellar, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
The album, Getz/Gilberto by Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto, is awarded a Gold Disc in the USA by the R.I.A.A.
Big Brother And The Holding Company, Santana and Chicago Transit Authority play the last of three nights at The Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Tubby Hayes Quartet play at The Bull's Head, Barnes, London, England, UK, Europe.
Ken Colyer plays at The 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Frank Wright Quartet plays at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland, Europe.
Jazz saxophonist Grover Washington Jr enters the Billboard Billboard Top 40 Albums Chart in the USA with Feels So Good which will peak at No10 during a seven-week run.
The Crusaders, supported by John Stevens Away, play at The New Victoria, London, England, UK, Europe.
Roomful Of Blues play the second of two nights at The Bottom Line, New York City, USA, with special guest Jimmy Witherspoon.
Sonny Stitt, The Kenny Barron Quartet and Dexter Gordon play the third of six nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band, which includes Levon Helm, Joe Walsh, Rick Danko, Billy Preston, Clarence Clemons and Nils Lofgren plays at Molson C.N.E. Grandstand, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, aged 66, dies of a stroke, in New York City, USA.
Jim Pash, the original saxophonist of California surf band The Surfaris, dies aged 56 of congestive heart failure while waiting for a liver transplant.
Jazz clarinettist Alvin Batiste dies in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. In a long career, he was revered as a sideman with Ray Charles, Cannonball Adderley and others.
Courtney Pine headlines the second day of the Mostly Jazz festival in Birmingham, England, UK. Other artists appearing include the Portico Quartet, Cymande II, The Gary Potter Trio, The Bright Size Gypsies, Andy Hamilton And The Blue Notes and Steve Ajao.
Jazz saxophonist Tineke PostmaTineke Postma is presented with the Edison 'Jazz National' Award [the Dutch equivalent of a Grammy] for her album The Dawn Of Light, during a concert at The Muziekgebouw in Eindhoven, Holland, Europe.
The Toronto Jazz Festival, a ten day event, comes to an end at venues in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Artists appearing during the course of the festival have included Ziggy Marley, Esperanza Spalding, Bill Frisell, George Benson, The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trombone Shorty, Natalie Cole, The Canadian Jazz Quartet and Benny Green.