- Composer/pianist Duke Ellington born 1899 in Washington, D.C.
- Tenor saxophonist George Adams born 1940 in Covington, GA.
- Harmonica player and guitarist Toots Thielemans born 1922 in Brussels, Belgium.
- Pianist Richard Twardzik born 1931 in Danvers. MA.
- Bassist Percy Heath born 1923 in Wilmington, W.VA.
- Alto saxophonist Charlie Parker makes his first commercial recording (Swingmatism) with Jay McShann’s band in Dallas 1941.
- Vocalist/pianist Shirley Horn born 1934 in Washington, D.C.
- Pianist Bud Powell records Night in Tunisia 1951
- Flutist James Newton born 1953 in Los Angeles, CA.
- Organist Richard "Groove" Holmes born 1931 in Camden, NJ.
- Pianist Eddie Heywood records How High The Moon with the tenor saxophonist Don Byas, 1944.
- Vocalist/bandleader Billy Eckstine records "A Cottage For Sale," 1945.
- Pianist/composer John Lewis born 1920 in La Grange, IL.
- Vibraphonist Red Norvo Trio with Charles Mingus and Tal Farlow make their first recordings 1950.
- Vocalist Ethel Waters records “Stormy Weather,” 1933.
- Duke Ellington records “Cottontail” featuring tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, 1940.
- Bassist Ron Carter born 1937 in Ferndale, MI.
- Vocalist Bessie Smith records “Lost Your Head Blues,” 1926.
- Trumpeter Jack Walrath born 1946 in Stuart, FL.
- Drummer/bandleader Paul Barbarin born 1899 in New Orleans, LA.
- Tenor saxophonist John Coltrane records Giant Steps with pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Taylor 1959.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz