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Jazz/R'n'B saxophone star Earl Bostic, is born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
Tenor saxophonist Hal Singer, reckoned by many to be the father of the honking R'n'B/rock'n'roll sax style, is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman, is born in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Virtuoso saxophonist and lifelong pioneer of avant garde improvisation, Lol Coxhill is born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK.
Peter King, jazz saxophonist and clarinet player, is born in Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, England, UK.
Claude Sifferlen is born in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He will find success as a jazz pianist, working with Woody Herman, Stan Kenton, Milt Jackson, Buddy Tate, Clean Head Vinson, Eddie Lockjaw Davis and Richard Davis.
Sidney Bechet and His Trio record Blues In Thirds in Chicago, Illinois, USA. At the same session, Sidney Bechet and His New Orleans Feetwarmers record Blue for You Johnny, Ain't Misbehavin', Save It Pretty Mama and Stompy Jones.
Jerry Martini is born in Denver, Colorado, USA. He will find fame as saxophonist with internationally-successful San Francisco band Sly And The Family Stone.
Glen Wallichs becomes President of Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California, USA, following the resignations of former President Johnny Mercer and Chairman Buddy DeSylva.
Albert Ammons, an outstanding Chicago-based blues and boogie pianist and recording artist, dies aged 42 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. His son, Gene Ammons, will go on to be a highly respected saxophone player.
Jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker plays the eighth night of a two-week engagement at The Blue Note Club in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Charlie Parker plays the fifth of seven nights at Soldier Meyer's, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Roy Eldridge and Charlie Parker, accompanied by The Swedish All Stars play in The KB Hallen, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Charlie Parker, accompanied by The Swedish All Stars, plays in The Sports Hall, Jonkoping, Sweden, Europe.
Saxophonist Johnny Hodges, with producer Norman Granz, records Good Queen Bass, Jeep's Blues, Solitude and The Jeep Is Jumping, for Norgran/Clef Records in New York City, USA.
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet plays at Club 43, Woodside, Queens, New York City, USA.
Charlie Parker plays the last of fourteen nights at Lindsay's Sky Bar, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Sidney Bechet plays at La Salle Pleyel, Paris, France, Europe.
Tommy Reed opens at The Oh Henry Ballroom, Willow Springs, Illinois, USA.
Smooth r'n'b pianist Sonny Thompson records Gum Shoe for King Records in New York City, USA, with King Curtis on saxophone.
Trailblazing female tenor saxophonist and vocalist Betty Smith And Her Quintet play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashton, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz saxophonist Arnett Cobb records The Nitty Gritty, Exactly Like You and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
Jazz saxophonist Teddy Edwards records Vintage '57, Sunset Eyes and other tracks for Pacific Jazz Records in Los Angeles, California,USA.
Cannonball Adderley is playing at The Birdhouse, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
John Coltrane, Miriam Makeba, Oscar Brown Jr., and Machito's Band play the sixth night of a week at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Popular singing duo Mickey And Sylvia open their own night club, The Blue Morocco in New York City, USA. Headline act on the first night is King Curtis.
The John Coltrane Quartet records Blues Minor and Africa at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Impulse! Records.
A Quarter To Three by Gary 'US' Bonds reaches No1 in the Cashbox magazine chart of the top pop singles in the USA.
Stan Getz and The Hershey Key Orchestra record I Remember When, Her and other tracks in Webster Hall, New York City, USA, for Verve Records.
Junior Walker and the All-Stars release a new single, Brainwasher, on Harvey Records in the USA.
Jazz clarinettist and saxophonist Laurent Dehors is born in France, Europe.
The Hubert Laws Quartet records Black Eyed Peas And Rice, Miss Thing, Bessie's Blues and Bimbe Blue for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
The New Stan Getz Quartet, with Astrud Gilberto, plays during a month of dates at The Caf
The New Stan Getz Quartet plays during a month of dates at The Caf
The New Stan Getz Quartet plays during a month of dates at The Caf
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.
The John Coltrane Quartet plays at The Half Note, New York City, USA. On the same day, John Coltrane, Archie Shepp and Albert Ayler play in a benefit concert for the Black Arts Repertory Theatre and School, at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
John Coltrane plays the first of four nights at Leo's Casino, Euclid Quad Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
Earl Bostic is playing at Aku Aku, The Town House Motel, Toledo, Ohio, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd plays the fourth of six nights at The Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Butterfield Blues Band, The Charles Lloyd Quintet and The Ultimate Spinach, play the second of three nights at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Brass and reed overdubs for the Wes Montgomery album Willow Weep For Me, on Verve Records, are recorded in New York City, USA.
Chris Potter is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find success as a jazz saxophonist, releasing over 15 albums as a leader and performing as a sideman on more than 150 albums.
Murray McEachern, a Jazz trombone player and saxophonist who worked with Jack Hylton And His Orchestra, Benny Goodman And His Orchestra, and Glen Gray And The Casa Loma Orchestra, dies aged 66 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jazz saxophonist and recording artist Bill Barron dies of cancer aged 62 in Middlesex Memorial Hospital, Middletown, Connecticut, USA.
Thomas Edward Parker Jr, a jazz saxophonist who worked regularly with and recorded with Wes Montgomery, dies in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Bop pianist and composer George Wallington, who worked with Dizzy Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan, Charlie Parker and others, dies in Cape Coral, Miami, Florida, USA.
US jazz saxophonist Jay Migliori, who worked with Frank Zappa, Frank Sinatra and many others, dies aged 70.
Melissa Aldana plays at The SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, California, USA.