- Percussionist Airto Moreira born 1941 in Itaiopolis, Brazil.
- Trumpeter Frankie Newton and bassist John Kirby record “Emperor Jones” with Charlie Barnet, 1937.
- Pianist/bandleader Luis Russell born 1902 in Careening Clay, Panama.
- Trombonist Vic Dickenson born 1906 in Xenia, OH.
- Vocalist Abbey Lincoln born 1930 in Chicago, IL.
- Bassist Charlie Haden born 1937 in Shenandoah, IA.
- Pianist Thelonious Monk records Live at the Five Spot, 1958.
- Guitarist George Van Eps born 1913 in Plainfield, NJ.
- Multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk born 1936 in Columbus, OH.
- Trombonist Urbie Green born 1926 in Mobile, AL.
- Vocalist Sarah Vaughan records “Nobody Else But Me” with Benny Carter, 1962.
- Saxophonist/composer/bandleader Benny Carter born 1907 in New York, NY.
- Count Basie records “Time Out” and “Topsy,” 1938.
- Drummer/pianist Jack DeJohnette born 1942 in Chicago, IL.
- Jazz historian/critic Martin Williams born 1924 in Richmond, VA.
- Pianist/bandleader Claude Thornhill born 1909 in Terre Haute, IN.
- Vocalist Mamie Smith records “Crazy Blues,” 1920, the first hit record to establish the blues.
- Tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp records Four for Trane, 1966.
- Pianist Jess Stacy born 1904 in Bird’s Point, MO.
- Alto saxophonist/clarinetist Russell Procope born 1908 in New York, NY.
- Clarinetist/bandleader Benny Goodman records Fletcher Henderson’s arrangement of Fats Waller’s “Stealin’ Apples,” 1939.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz