- Harlan Leonard’s Big Band records Tadd Dameron’s “A-La-Bridges,” 1940.
- Drummer Philly Joe Jones born 1923 in Philadelphia, PA.
- First Newport Jazz Festival opens, 1954.
- Drummer Bobby Previte born 1957 in Niagara Falls, NY.
- Saxophonist/bass clarinetist/flutist Eric Dolphy and trumpeter Booker Little record at the Five Spot, 1961.
- Vibraphonist Cal Tjader born 1925 in St. Louis, MO.
- Drummer Joe Morello born 1928 in Springfield, MA.
- Drummer Ben Riley born 1933 in Savannah, GA.
- Creole Pianist/composer Jelly Roll Morton records with The New Orleans Rhythm Kings, 1923, one of the very first integrated recording sessions.
- Trombonist Carl Fontana born 1928 in Monroe, LA.
- Charles Mingus records Tijuana Moods, 1957
- Trumpeter Erskine Hawkins’ Big Band records “Tuxedo Junction,” 1939.
- Clarinetist Buster Bailey born 1902 in Memphis, TN.
- Trumpeter Bobby Bradford born 1934 in Cleveland, MS.
- Bud Freeman and his Summa Cum Laude Orchestra record “The Eel,” 1939
- Arranger/saxophonist Ernie Wilkins born 1922 in St. Louis, MO.
- Bassist Peter Ind born 1928 in Uxbridge, England.
- Stan Kenton’s band records Bill Holman’s arrangement of “What’s New,” 1955.
- Vocalist Helen Merrill born 1930 in New York, NY.
- Louis Armstrong records “I’m Confessin’,” 1930.
- Benny Carter arranges and plays on an all-star session for Lionel Hampton, 1938, including trumpeter Harry James and drummer Jo Jones.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz