Today in Jazz Musician History

Sub-Topics: Billie Holiday - Fats Waller - Harry Connick Jr - Louis Armstrong - Miles Davis

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 46 of 46

1885-05-11 - Joe "King" Oliver, American jazz musician (d. 1938)
1890-02-27 - Freddie Keppard, American jazz musician (d. 1933)
1893-03-18 - Jean Goldkette, Greek-born jazz musician (d. 1962)
1898-05-28 - Andy Kirk, jazz musician
1904-08-21 - [William] Count Basie, Red Bank NJ, jazz musician (Blazing Saddles)
1905-06-13 - Doc Cheatham, jazz musician
1908-10-19 - Patrick Cairns "Spike" Hughes, British jazz musician/composer (Elegy)
1910-12-15 - John H. Hammond, NYC, American rock/jazz musician (I Can Tell, So Many Roads)
1912-02-19 - Stan Kenton, [Newcomb], Wichita Ks, jazz musician (Music 55)
1916-02-16 - William Ballard Doggett, jazz musician
1916-07-10 - Dick Cary, jazz Musician
1921-04-26 - Jimmy Giuffre, jazz musician
1921-05-23 - Humphrey Lyttelton, jazz musician/actor (It's Great to Be Young)
1922-04-29 - Toots [Jean] Thielemans, Belgian/US jazz musician/composer
1922-05-18 - Kai Winding, Danish-born Jazz musician (d. 1983)
1926-03-04 - Don Rendell, English jazz musician and arranger
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1926-05-26 - Miles Davis, Alton, Illinois, American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer (d. 1991)
1927-01-28 - Ronnie Scott, jazz musician/club-owner
1928-06-20 - Eric Dolphy, Los Angeles California, jazz musician, (d. 1964)
1928-07-20 - Peter Ind, jazz musician
1928-09-15 - Julian E "Cannonball" Adderley, Tampa Florida, US jazz hard bop musician (Black Messiah)
1929-01-02 - Art Prysock, jazz musician
1929-03-26 - Maurice Simon, jazz musician
1931-05-17 - Dewey Redman, jazz musician
1932-12-09 - Jessie "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill, jazz musician
1934-11-14 - Ellis Marsalis, jazz musician
1937-08-27 - Alice Coltrane, jazz musician
1938-12-28 - Richard Sudhalter, British(?) writer/jazz musician
1941-02-05 - Rick Laird, jazz musician (Gerry Niewood & Timepiece)
1944-07-24 - Barbara Thompson, jazz musician/composer/bandleader
1944-08-30 - John Surman, jazz musician
1945-05-08 - Keith Jarrett, jazz musician/film composer (Nachtfahrer)
1945-06-04 - Anthony Braxton, jazz musician
1945-12-12 - Tony Williams, jazz musician
1947-04-28 - Steve Khan, jazz musician (Christmas Waltz)
1947-09-23 - Don Grolnick, jazz musician
1950-08-25 - Charles Fambrough, American jazz musician
1952-01-11 - Lee Ritenour, Los Angeles California, jazz musician
1960-10-02 - Django Bates, jazz musician
1962-10-12 - Chris Botti, American jazz musician
1963-06-09 - Gilad Atzmon, Israeli jazz musician and author
1965-07-28 - Delfeayo Marsalis, American jazz musician
1967-04-27 - Tommy Smith, Scottish jazz musician
1969-10-01 - Ori Kaplan, Israeli jazz musician
1974-07-17 - Laura Macdonald, Scottish jazz musician
1978-11-19 - Matt Dusk, Canadian jazz musician / vocalist

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 30 of 30

1931-11-04 - Charles Buddy Bolden, US jazz musician, dies
1961-02-22 - Nick LaRocca, American jazz musician (b. 1889)
1963-08-23 - Glen Gray, American jazz musician and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra (b. 1900)
1964-06-29 - Eric Dolphy, American jazz musician (b. 1928)
1969-05-19 - Coleman Hawkins, US jazz musician/composer, dies
1971-07-06 - Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, jazz musician (Hello Dolly), dies at 71
1975-12-17 - Noble Sissle, jazz musician, dies at 86
1987-02-02 - Patrick "Spike" Hughes, Brit jazz musician (Cinderella), dies at 78
1989-05-10 - Woody Shaw, American jazz musician (b. 1944)
1993-07-11 - Mario Bauza, Cubans/US jazz musician, dies at 82
1994-02-22 - "Papa" John Creach, US jazz musician (Papa Blues), dies at 76
1994-04-06 - Dick Cary, jazz musician, dies at 77
1995-10-19 - Don E Cherry, jazz Musician, dies at 58
1996-06-01 - Don Grolnick, jazz musician, dies at 48
1996-09-17 - Jessie "Ooh Poo Pah Doo" Hill, jazz musician, dies at 63
1996-11-13 - William Ballard Doggett, jazz musician, dies at 80
1997-02-23 - Tony Williams, jazz musician, dies at 51
1997-06-02 - Doc Cheatham, jazz musician, dies of stroke at 91
1997-06-21 - Art Prysock, jazz musician, dies at 68
2004-12-26 - Sigurd Køhn, Norwegian jazz musician, in 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake (b. 1959)
2005-02-08 - Jimmy Smith, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
2007-01-12 - Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (b. 1937)
2008-04-25 - Humphrey Lyttelton, Jazz musician and broadcaster, (b. 1921)
2008-12-19 - Kenny Cox, American jazz musician (b. 1940)
2009-01-20 - David Newman, American jazz musician, nicknamed "Fathead" (b. 1933)
2009-06-03 - Sam Butera, American jazz musician (b. 1927)
2010-10-18 - Marion Brown, American jazz musician (b. 1931)
2010-12-09 - James Moody, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
2011-03-19 - Kym Bonython, Australian radio broadcaster, jazz musician, speedway promoter (b. 1920)
2013-03-07 - Kevin Ball, English Jazz musician, dies from pneumonia at 82


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