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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.
Virtuoso saxophonist and lifelong pioneer of avant garde improvisation, Lol Coxhill
is born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK.
, jazz saxophonist and clarinet player, is born in Kingston-Upon-Thames, Surrey, England, UK.
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.
, 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.
plays the fifth of seven nights at Soldier Meyer's, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
, 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.
plays the last of fourteen nights at Lindsay's Sky Bar, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
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
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
Popular singing duo
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.
Sonny Rollins plays at Birdland
, New York City, USA.
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.
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.
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.
plays at The SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco, California, USA.