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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.
Elmer Feldkamp is born in New Jersey, USA. He will find success as a big band singer and saxophonist working with Bert Lown, Roger Wolfe Kahn, and Freddy Martin.
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.
Jazz/R'n'B saxophone star Earl Bostic, is born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
David Chapman is born in Fall River, Massachusetts, USA. In a long career as a jazz saxophonist and clarinettist he will play and/or record with the Nat Pierce Band, Herb Pomeroy, the Artie Shaw Orchestra and the Tommy Dorsey / Buddy Morrow Band.
Jazz saxophonist Benny Golson, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Jazz saxophonist and celebrated Blue Note recording artist Joe Henderson is born in Lima, Ohio, USA.
R'n'b saxophonist Big Jay McNeely - known as The King Of The Honkers - plays at The South Gate Arena, Los Angeles, California, USA.
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.
When jazz saxophonist Stan Getz and guitarist Jimmy Raney play at Storyville, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, the concert is recorded and will be released as the LP Immortal Concerts: Storyville, Boston October 1951.
The Pee Wee Russell Sextet plays at The Storyville Club, in The Buckminster Hotel, Kenmore Square, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Jazz saxophonist John Purcell is born in New York City, USA. He will become known for his work with The Jack DeJohnette Special Edition.
The Orioles and The Paul Williams Orchestra are playing during a week at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Jimmy Forrest and jump blues vocalist Roy Brown play the sixth night in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington DC, USA.
Rich Lataille is born in Westerly, Rhode Island, USA. He will find success as the saxophonist in the band Roomful Of Blues.
Joseph Salvatore Lovano is born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He will find success as post bop jazz saxophonist, alto clarinetist, flautist, and drummer Joe Lovano.
Singer and bandleader Lockwood Lewis dies in Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He is best remembered as the saxophonist of the Dixieland Jug Blowers.
The first-ever Grammy Awards ceremony is held in the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA. Tequila by The Champs wins Best R'n'B Performance, Perry Como is Best Male Vocalist, Ella Fitzgerald is Best Female Vocalist. The Chipmunks, however, win two Grammys - for Best Comedy, Best Engineering and Best Children’s Recording.
The Julian 'Cannonball' Adderley Quintet plays at The Jazz Workshop, San Francisco, California, USA. The show is recorded and tracks from this night will be released on the LP The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in San Francisco.
Ivy Benson and her All Girls Radio Band play at The Savoy Ballroom, Portsmouth, UK. British-born saxophonist Benson led her highly respected band for many years and was widely regarded as at least the equal of any male bandleader and significantly better than many.
Jazz saxophonist Al Sears records The Thrill Is Gone, Record Hop, Ain't No Use and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Swingville Records.
John Coltrane, Miriam Makeba, Oscar Brown Jr., and Machito's Band play the last night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis and Johnny Griffin Quintet record Blues Up And Down, Nice And Easy and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Jazzland Records.
UK pop idol Adam Faith stars in The Adam Faith Show on Associated Rediffusion tv, with guests Tony Bennett, Adele Leigh, Richard Wattis and Dick Charlesworth And His City Gents, and musical accompaniment by The Tony Osborne Orchestra.
Gerry Mulligan spends the second of two days recording tracks for his LP Gerry Mulligan Presents A Concert In Jazz on Verve Records in Webster Hall, New York City, USA.
The David Newman Quintet records Unchain My Heart, Alto Sauce, Esther's Melody and Scufflin' for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA. Saxophonist Newman is also known as David 'Fathead' Newman.
Ike Quebec records Just One More Chance for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Louis Jordan comes to the end of an engagement at The Latin Casino, Philadelphia, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Frank Strozier arnAnd His Sextet finish recording their album March Of The Siamese Children, at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, USA, for Jazzland Records.
Jazz saxophonist Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis records Night And Day, Love Is Here To Stay and other tracks for Prestige Records, at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Pony Poindexter completes recording of tracks for his Epic Records album Pony's Express, in New York City, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Johnny Hodges begins recording tracks for his album The Eleventh Hour in New York City, USA.
The Melodons, The Belcastro Trio, The Jazz Interpreters, The Denver University Stage Band, The Billy Harper Sextet, The Henderson Collegians, The Mitch Farber Sextet, The Dick Sisto Quartet, The peabody Jazz Quintet, The Ed Fritz Trio, The Notre Dame Jazz Quartet and others play at The 1964 Collegiate Jazz Festival, University Of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, USA.
The New Stan Getz Quartet with Astrud Gilberto plays during a month of dates at The Caf
The Count Basie Orchestra, Joe Williams, Chet Baker, The Stan Getz Quartet, The Thelonious Monk Quartet, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mose Allison, The Freddy Hubbart Quintet and others play on the first night of The Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, USA.
Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane's first son, John W. Coltrane, is born. Inspired by the birth, Coltrane will begin writing the music for his album A Love Supreme just a few days later.
Sonny Rollins plays at Birdland, New York City, USA.
John Coltrane records Dear Lord for Impulse Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Ian Whitcomb records N-N-Nervous at RCA Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. His session band includes James Burton on guitar, Jim Horn on Sax, Delaney Bramlett on bass and Mickey Conway on drums. Despite the success of Whitcomb's previous disc, You Turn Me On, this one will bomb.
Tubby Hayes plays at Ronnie Scott's Club, London, England, UK.
Franz Jackson And His Original Jass All-Stars play at The Old Town Gate, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Earl Bostic opens at Aku Aku, The Town House Motel, Toledo, Ohio, USA.
The Peter Comton Big Band records Da Capo, By Request, Over The Rainbow and other tracks for 77 records in London, England, UK.
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, The Roland Kirk Quartet and The New Salvation Army Band play the second of six nights at The Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
Junior Walker And The All Stars play at Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio, USA.
Jazz saxophonist and recording artist Jules Broussard plays at The Last Day Saloon, San Francisco, California, USA.
Revered jazz bassist Percy Heath dies of bone cancer, aged 81, in Southampton, New York State, USA. In a long career, Heath played with Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie and, perhaps most famously, The Modern Jazz Quartet.
Sven Arne Domnerus, a jazz saxophonist and recording artist who put Sweden on the international map, dies aged 83 in Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
When Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson and John Zorn play a concert of "fearless, improvised non-rock" music at The 44th Montreux International Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, Europe, significant numbers of the audience walk out.
Saxophonist Marike Van Dik and singer-songwriter Katell Keineg record five tracks for the LP The Stereography Project at Powersound Studio, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe.