- Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie born 1917 in Cheraw, SC.
- In 1946, Billy Strayhorn begins rehearsing his and Duke Ellington’s only Broadway show, Beggar’s Holiday, which closed after only four months.
- Tenor saxophonist Don Byas born 1912 in Muskogee, OK.
- Pianist/composer Clare Fischer born 1928 in Durand, MI.
- Count Basie records The Atomic Basie, 1957, featuring arrangements by Neal Hefti.
- Sam Morgan’s Jazz Band records “Bogalousa Strut” in New Orleans, 1927.
- Alto saxophonist Sonny Criss born 1927 in Memphis, TN.
- Composer/arranger Gary McFarland born 1933 in Los Angeles, CA.
- The Brass Ensemble of the Jazz and Classical Music Society records J.J. Johnson’s “Jazz Suite for Brass,” featuring trumpeters Miles Davis and Bernie Glow, 1956.
- Jazz historian Dan Morgenstern born 1929 in Munich, Germany.
- Bassist Wendell Marshall born 1920 in St. Louis, MO.
- Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk records “Well, You Needn’t” at his first trio session with bassist Gene Ramey and drummer Art Blakey, 1947.
- Saxophonist/composer Jimmy Heath born 1926 in Philadelphia, PA.
- Trombonist Robin Eubanks born 1955 in Philadelphia, PA.
- Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk records “The Way You Look Tonight” with Sonny Rollins, 1954.
- Tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh born 1927 in Los Angeles, CA.
- Bandleader/saxophonist Charlie Barnet born 1913 in New York, NY.
- C. Luckyeth ‘Luckey’ Roberts records an unissued session for Columbia, 1916.
- Pianist/composer George Wallington born 1924 in Palmero, Sicily, Italy.
- Soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy records The Straight Horn of Steve Lacy, with drummer Roy Haynes, 1960.
- Clarinetist Benny Goodman records “Texas Tea Party” featuring trombonist/vocalist Jack Teagarden, 1933.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz