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Pauline Hall, The Great Rauschle, Lizzie Evans And Harry Mills, Sam Marion And The McCoy Sisters, The Automobile Girl and The Lefevre Saxophone Quartette are appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Leslie Allen is born in Ealing, London, England, UK, Europe. He will find success in the 1920s and 30s as saxophonist Les Allen, playing and singing with several leading British dance orchestras (including those of Carroll Gibbons, George Melachrino and Geraldo)
Thomas Manuel Enos is born in Valona, California, USA. He will find success as bandleader Tommy Reed.
Musical comedy The Girl From Utah is playing at The Knickerbocker Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 24 performances. Already having proved a success in London, England, UK, several new songs by Jereome Kern have been added, including They Didn't Believe Me, which will become a popular standard, recorded by artists including Frank Sinatra, George Sanders, Dinah Washington, Jeanette MacDonald, Charlie Parker, Elvis Costello, Stan Kenton, Bill Frisell, Harry Belafonte, Leontyne Price and Marian McPartland.
Curtis Ously is born in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. He will find fame as King Curtis, the No1 r'n'b saxophonist of the 60s.
Tenor saxophonist Johnny Sparrow records Popcorn Willie and Sparrows In The Barrell, for National Records in the USA.
Peter Paul George Jacobsen is born in Newcastle, UK. Although he will lose his sight as a child, he will become acclaimed as jazz session pianist Pete Jacobsen, notably with Scottish tenor saxophonist Bobby Wellins.
Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker And Coleman Hawkins, The Hank Jones Trio and Lester Young And Bill Harris come to the end of eleven days of working on a Norman Granz-produced film project, Improvisation, at Gjon Mili Studio, New York City, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker plays the eighth night of a two-week engagement at The Blue Note Club in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Charlie Parker, accompanied by The Swedish All Stars, plays in Folkets Park, Halsingborg, Sweden, Europe.
Fifteen-year-old singer, guitarist and songwriter Melvin Smith, has his first recording date, fronting saxophonist/bandleader Clyde W. "Blow Top" Lynn And His House Rockers on four songs, including Reliefin' Blues and School Boy Blues, for RCA Victor in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The George Benson Sextet records The Nearness Of You, Begin The Beguine, My Heart Cries For You and When Day Is Done, for Regent Records in Detroit, Michigan, USA. (An acclaimed and busy jazz/soul saxophonist, this Benson should not be confused with the internationally successful guitarist of the same name).
The James Moody Quintet records Deep Purple, More Than You Know, I Cover The Waterfront and other tracks for Disques Vogue, in Paris, France, Europe.
Louis Jordan closes after a series of dates at The Warner Theater, New York City, USA.
The Lester Young Quintet plays at Birdland, New York City, USA.
Chris Woods records Somebody Stole My Blues, Brazil, Bobo, You Got To Move, Where Or When and Blues For Lew in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Jazz saxophonist and arranger Ernie Wilkins releases the album Top Brass on Savoy Jazz Records in the USA.
The Squadronnaires Dance Orchestra play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK. Playing baritone sax on this gig is Cliff Townshend, whose son Pete Townshend will go on to be the leader of The Who.
Louis Prima, Keely Smith and saxophonist Sam Butera appear on US tv's The Chevy Show.
Jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins records Mighty Like A Rose, I'll Get By and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Don Wilkerson records Morning Coffee, Idiom and Media, in San Francisco, California, USA, for Riverside Records. The tracks will appear on his album Texas Twister.
Jazz saxophonist and recording artist Greg Osby is born in St Louis, Missouri, USA.
Jazz saxophonist Teddy Edwards records Vintage '57, Sunset Eyes and other tracks for Pacific Jazz Records in Los Angeles, California,USA.
Jazz saxophonist Art Pepper spends the last of three days recording the album Intensity for Contemporary Records in New York City, USA. This is his last recording session before going to jail on heroin possession charges.
Jo Fraser, saxophonist and vocalist with 80s UK folk dance band Blowzabella, is born in St Albans, UK.
Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks record I Feel Good, Suzie-Q and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Roulette Records. The Hawks include Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko and Levon Helm, who will go on to form The Band. Sax player for the session is King Curtis.
Saxophonist Stan Getz and guitarist Charlie Byrd record Jazz Samba No4, Jazz Samba No5 and Jazz Samba No6, in New York City, USA, for Verve Records.
Jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter records Powder Keg, Devil's Island and other tracks at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Vee-Jay Records.
The John Coltrane Quintet plays in The Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany, Europe.
Louis Armstrong, Red Allen, Lil Armstrong, Buster Bailey, Mae Barnes, Eddie Condon, Bud Freeman, Bobby Haggart, Milt Hinton, Mead Lux Lewis, Jimmy McPartland, Kid Ory, Gene Krupa, Minns And James, Pee Wee Russell, Johnny St. Cyr, Zutty Singleton, Joe Sullivan and Jack Teagarden star in the Dumont Show Of The Week tv special, Chicago And All That Jazz, on the NBC-tv network in the USA.
The Gene Ammons Quartet record Blue Coolaid, You Go To My Head and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records.
Jazz saxophonist Lars Gullin plays with string accompaniment at The Museum Of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.
The Sonny Rollins Quartet records It Could Happen To You, My One And Only Love, Winter Wonderland and When You Wish Upon A Star for RCA Victor Records in New York City, USA.
The Albert Ayler - Don Cherry Sextet records Don's Dawn, AY and ITT, for ESP-Disk Records at The Town Hall, New York City, USA.
The John Coltrane Quartet opens at The Plugged Nickel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The Paul Desmond - Jim Hall Quartet records I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face and other tracks for RCA Records in New York City, USA.
John Coltrane performs his four-part suite A Love Supreme in its entirety at the Antibes Jazz Festival, Antibes, France, Europe.
The Beatles play at White Sox Park (aka Comiskey Park), Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by King Curtis, Cannibal And The Headhunters and Brenda Holloway.
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The Jazz Composers Orchestra records Communications No8 for JCOA Records in New York City, USA. The Orchestra is effectively a jazz supergroup, including Cecil Taylor, Don Cherry, Pharoah Sanders, Larry Coryell and Gato Barbieri, playing music specially written for them by Michael Mantler.
The Harold Land Quintet is recording tracks in Annex Studios, Los Angeles, California, USA, which will appear on their album The Peace-Maker.
Buffalo Springfield performs at The Community Concourse, San Diego, California, USA, with The Electric Flag.
While the venue is empty, James Brown records The Popcorn and The Chicken in Dallas Auditorium, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes play at The Channel, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, supported by The Drive and John Jarrett's Tribe.
Splodgenessabounds play at The Saxon Tavern, Catford, London, England, UK, Europe.
Jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith begins an eight-date UK tour at the Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham.
Don Myrick, saxophonist with in Earth, Wind And Fire, is shot dead at the age of 52 by a policeman in Santa Monica, California, USA, who mistakes a butane lighter in Myrick's hand for a weapon.
Jazz saxophone star Benny Carter dies aged 95, from complications of bronchitis, in Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Beatlejazz, a group specialising in jazz interpretations of The Beatles songs, release their third album, With A Little Help From Our Friends, featuring guest appearances by John Scofield [guitar], Michael Brecker [saxophone], Randy Brecker [trumpet], and Mike Stern [guitar].
Saxophone wizard Maceo Parker plays the last of three nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, England, UK.
LeRoi Moore, saxophonist and founder member of the Dave Matthews Band, suffers a punctured lung and broken ribs in a vehicular accident at his farm near the band's home base of Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
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