Vocalist Bessie Smith makes her last recordings, including Give Me A Pigfoot, 1933.
Organist/arranger Will Bill Davis born 1918 in Glasgow, MO.
Saxophonist/composer/arranger Al Cohn born 1925 in New York, NY.
Cornetist Nat Adderley born 1931 in Tampa, FL.
Alto saxophonist Paul Desmond born 1924 in San Francisco, CA,
Pianist/composer Willie "The Lion" Smith born 1897 in Goshen, NY
Duke Ellington records Iâ€™m Just A Lucky So-and-So, 1945.
Charlie Parker records KoKo at his first session as a leader, 1945
Louis Armstrong records After Youâ€™ve Gone, 1929.
Bandleader/composer Maria Schneider born 1960 in Windom, MN.
Violinist Eddie South born 1904 in Louisiana, MO .
Pianist Jacky Terrasson born 1966 in Berlin, Germany.
Drummer George Wettling born 1907 in Topeka, KS.
Tenor saxophonist Lester Young records The President Plays with Oscar Peterson, 1952.
Saxophonist/composer Gigi Gryce born 1927 in Pensacola, FL.
Drummer Adam Nussbaum born Nov 29, 1955 in New York, NY.
Trumpeter Lee Morgan records The Rajah, with tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley and pianist Cedar Walton, 1966.
Composer/pianist Billy Strayhorn born 1915 in Dayton, OH.
Trumpeter Jack Sheldon born 1931 in Jacksonville, FL.
Louis Armstrong records Satchmo at Symphony Hall with drummer Big Sid Catlett and trombonist Jack Teagarden, 1947.
Bunny Berigan records Bix Beiderbeckeâ€™s In A Mist, 1938.
Saxophonist Jimmy Lyons born 1933 in Jersey City, NJ.
Bassist/composer Jaco Pastorius born 1951 in Norristown, PA. and records The Birthday Concert, 1981.
Tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin records Five Birds and a Monk with pianist Stanley Cowell, 1978.
Vocalist Sylvia Syms born 1917 in New York, NY.
Composer/arranger Eddie Sauter born 1914 in New York, NY.
Two pianists born: Wynton Kelly 1931 in Jamaica, and Ronnie Mathews 1935 in New York, NY.
Tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin records The Freedom Book with pianist Jaki Byard, 1963.
Valve Trombonist/arranger Brad Gowans born 1903 in Billerica, MA.
Alto saxophonist Benny Carter plays and sings his composition Goodbye Blues with The Chocolate Dandies, 1930.
Guitarist Jim Hall born 1930 in Buffalo, NY.
Duke Ellington records Daybreak Express, 1933.
Duke Ellingtonâ€™s band historic opening at New Yorkâ€™s Cotton Club 1927.
Bassist Art Davis born 1934 in Harrisburg, PA
Louis Armstrong and pianist Earl Hines record their duet Weatherbird 1928
The BeBop Boys, featuring trumpeter Fats Navarro, record Nostalgia, 1947.
Guitarist Remo Palmier born 1923 in New York, NY.
Bassists Slam Stewart and Major Holley record Shut Yoâ€™ Mouth!, 1981.
Pianist/composer Dave Brubeck born 1920 in Concord, CA.
The Casa Loma Orchestra records Casa Loma Stomp 1930
Bandleader Teddy Hill born 1909 in Birmingham, AL.
Pianist Matthew Shipp born 1960 in Wilmington, DE.
Organist Jimmy Smith born 1925 in Norristown, PA.
Louis Armstrong records Thatâ€™s My Home with drummer Chick Webbâ€™s band, 1932.
The Sound of Jazz is broadcast live, setting a standard for jazztelevisionthathasyet to be equalled. 1957
2 trumpeters born: Donald Byrd 1932 in Detroit, MI. and Jimmy Owens 1943 in New York, NY.
The John Coltrane Quartet records A Love Supreme, 1964.
Louis Armstrong records Struttinâ€™ With Some Barbecue 1927
Trumpeter/violinist Ray Nance born 1913 in Chicago, IL.
Clarinetist Irving Fazola born 1912 in New Orleans, LA.
Bassist Bob Cranshaw born 1932 in Evanston, IL.
Duke Ellington records The Controversial Suite, 1951.
Tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins records Angel Face with pianist Hank Jones, 1947.
Pianist McCoy Tyner born 1938 in Philadelphia, PA.
Pianist Earl Hines records Fifty-Seven Varieties, 928.
Vocalist Frank Sinatra born in 1915 in Hoboken, NJ.
Vocalist Joe Williams born 1918 in Cordele, GA.
Drummer Tony Williams born 1945 in Chicago, IL.
Drummer Sonny Greer born 1895 in Long Beach, NJ.
Louis Armstrong records Hotter Than That 1927
Bennie Motenâ€™s band makes its last recordings, including Moten Swing, featuring pianist Count Basie, tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, trumpeter Hot Lips Page and arranger/guitarist Eddie Durham, 1932. .
Trumpeter Clark Terry born 1920 in St. Louis, MO.
Jelly Roll Morton records King Porter Stomp 1939
Two saxophonists born: Budd Johnson 1910 in Dallas, TX., and Cecil Payne 1922 in Brooklyn, NY.
Bandleader/composer Stan Kenton born 1911 in Wichita, KS.
Drummer Dannie Richmond born 1935 in New York, NY.
Pianist Cecil Taylor and drummer Max Roach record a duo concert at Columbia University 1979
Vocalist Sarah Vaughan records Youâ€™re Not The Kind with trumpeter Clifford Brown and pianist Jimmy Jones, 1954.
Jelly Roll Mortonâ€™s Red Hot Peppers record Grandpaâ€™s Spells 1926
Saxophonist Joe Farrell born 1937 in Chicago Heights, IL.
Pianist Bud Powell records A Portrait of Thelonious with drummer Kenny Clarke, 1961.
Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker records Crazeology with drummer Max Roach and trumpeter Miles Davis, 1947
Arranger Sy Oliver born 1910 in Battle Creek, MI.
Jimmie Lunceford records Rhythm Is Our Business 1934
Two saxophonists born: Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson 1917 in Houston, TX., and Harold Land 1928 in Houston, TX.
Bandleader/arranger Fletcher Henderson born 1897 in Cuthbert, GA.
Drummer Lenny White born 1949 in New York, NY.
Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie records Sonny Side Up with tenor saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt, 1957.
Valve trombonist and composer Bob Brookmeyer born 1929 in Kansas City, MO.
Clarinetist Sidney Bechet records Blue Horizon 1944
Saxophonist Arne Domnerus born 1924 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Pianist Larry Willis born 1940 in New York, NY.
Drummer Panama Francis born 1918 in Miami, FL.
Ornette Coleman Double Quartet records Free Jazz 1960
Composer/conductor/cellist/trombonist David Baker born 1931 in Indianapolis. IN.
Red Onion Jazz Babies record Cake Walking Babies From Home, with trumpeter Louis Armstrong and soprano saxophonist Sidney Bechet, 1924.
Pianist Ronnie Ball born 1927 in Birmingham, England
4 bands record 1947 - Stan Kenton (Interlude), Dizzy Gillespie (Woody â€™N You), Duke Ellington (On a Turquiose Cloud), and Fats Navarro/Dexter Gordon (Index).
1923 — Drummer/percussionist Joe Harris born in Pittsburgh, PA. Known as both a bop drummer and Latin percussionist, he performed at Carnegie Hall with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker (1947) and later worked with Milt Jackson, Sonny Rollins, Ella Fitzgerald, and others. His oral history is available at the National Museum of American History.
1930 — Trumpeter/vocalist Louis Armstrong records Sweethearts on Parade, featuring an especially soulful vocal and a virtuosic pair of trumpet choruses.
1938 — First From Spirituals to Swing concert held at Carnegie Hall. Organized by John Hammond in memory of blues singer Bessie Smith, it was one of the first times that jazz, blues, or gospel music had been presented in a formal, concert format.