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R'n'B saxophonist Big Jay McNeely is born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
William B. Lawsha is born in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Under the name Prince Lasha he will become revered by his contemporaries as a jazz flute, clarinet, alto sax and baritone sax player, but will never find wide public acceptance.
Henry Mobley is born in Eastman, Georgia, USA, He will enjoy a successful career as R'n'B sax man Hank Mobley.
Les Brown And His Orchestra play music for dancing at Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Louis Jordan And His Orchestra open for two weeks at The Town Barn, Buffalo, New York State, USA.
The Sonny Stitt Quartet records Avalon, Later, Ain't Misbehavin', Mean To Me and Stairway To The Stars during sessions for the Prestige Records album, Kaleidoscope in New York City, USA.
Charlie Parker plays the second of seven nights at Soldier Meyer's, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Charlie Parker And His Swing Symphony play the first of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. The bill also features The Orioles, Nipsey Russell, The Edward Sisters, Crackshot and The Maxellos.
Charlie Parker And His Swing Symphony play the sixth of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA. The bill also features The Orioles, Nipsey Russell, The Edward Sisters, Crackshot and The Maxellos.
Louis Jordan closes after a series of dates at The Warner Theater, New York City, USA.
The Stan Getz Quintet is playing at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Violinist, clarinetist, alto saxophonist and swing band leader Mal Hallett dies, after a life blighted by alcoholism, of a heart attack in hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
The Ravens play the first of two nights at The Circle Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Also on the bill are vocalist Madeline Green and saxophonist Choker Campbell.
Jazz saxophonist Gene Ammons plays at The Bellfontaine, Lima, Ohio, USA.
Tubby Hayes And His Orchestra play at The Festival Hall, East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England, UK, Europe.
Vic Ash And His Band play at the Festival Hall, East Kirkby, near Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK, Europe.
The First Annual Los Angeles Jazz Festival comes to an end in Los Angeles, California, USA, with performers over the two days of the event having incuded The Hi-Lo's, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Coleman Hawkins, Sarah Vaughan, Shorty Rogers, Nina Simone, Cal Tjader and Machito.
Ken Mackintosh And His Orchestra play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby, Nottinghamshire, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz saxophonist Leo Wright begins recording his debut album, Blues Shout, for Atlantic Records, in the USA.
Blues pianist/vocalist Sunnyland Slim records Brownskin Woman, Baby How Long and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. [King Curtis plays sax on the session].
Saxophonist, clarinetist, singer and big band leader Jimmy Joy dies in Dallas, Texas, USA. One of his claims to fame was his ability to play two clarinets at the same time.
Jazz saxophonist Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis records Night And Day, Our Love Is Here To Stay and other tracks for Prestige Records, at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet records What's Happening, Hey Jim and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
Johnny And The Hurricanes play at The Granada, Grantham, England, UK, Europe. The show is compered by Jimmy Savile.
Johnny And The Hurricanes play at St George's Hall, Bradford, Yorkshire, England, UK, Europe The show is compered by Jimmy Savile.
Junior Walker and the All-Stars release a new single, Brainwasher, on Harvey Records in the USA.
Be-bop jazz pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi and saxophonist Charlie Mariano record the album East And West for RCA Japan in Tokyo, Japan, Asia.
Jazz saxophonist Joe Henderson records Blue Bossa, and other tracks for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
The New Stan Getz Quartet, with Astrud Gilberto, plays during a month of dates at The Caf
Sonny Rollins plays at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Mary Lou Williams, Muddy Waters, Dave Brubeck, Ahmad Jamal, Dizzy Gillespie and Woody Herman play on the last night of the three-day long Pittsburgh Jazz Festival, Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
John Coltrane and McCoy Tyner play at The Comblain-La-Tour Jazz Festival, Comblain-La-Tour, Belgium, Europe.
John Coltrane records his album Sun Ship, at RCA Studios, New York City, USA. It will not be released until 1971 after his death.
Jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt records the LP Pow! for Prestige Records, in New York City, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Booker Ervin records his album The Trance for Prestige Records in Munich, Germany, Europe. Other musicians involved in recording the LP are Jaki Byard (piano), Reggie Workman (bass) and Alan Dawson (drums).
Sonny Rollins plays at The Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki, Finland, Europe, during the Second Annual Helsinki Jazz Festival.
Jazz drummer Charlie Smith dies aged 38 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, of a kidney infection. In an acclaimed career he had played with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Hank Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Pettiford, Piano Red (blues), Billy Taylor and others.
Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers play at the White Lion Hotel, Edgware, London, England, UK, Europe.
Love, supported by Colosseum, play in The Town Hall, Birmingham, England, UK, Europe.
Colosseum play at University College, Gower Street, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Crusaders, supported by John Stevens Away, play at The New Victoria, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Elton Dean Quintet play at The 100 Club, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Morriss ey Mullen Band plays at The Half Moon, Putney, London, England, UK, Europe.
Morr issey Mullen play at The Torrington, North Finchley, London, England, UK, Europe.
The Jan Garbarek Quartet plays at The Gardner Arts Centre, Brighton, UK.
Ringo Starr comes to the end of his first All Starr Band tour with a show in Los Angeles, California, USA. The band includes Billy Preston, Dr. John, Joe Walsh, Levon Helm, Jim Keltner, Nils Lofgren, Clarence Clemons and Rick Danko.
A memorial event for jazz saxophonist Dexter Gordon at the Oberia Dempsey Community Center on West 128th Street, Harlem, New York City, USA, attended by Max Roach, Slide Hampton, Lou Rawls and others.
Free jazz composer, band leader and multi-instrumentalist Hal Russell dies aged 66, shortly after undergoing quadruple bypass surgery, in La Grange, Illinois, USA.
The Evan Parker Trio plays at Jazz Rumours, London, England, UK, Europe.
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