- Louis Armstrong records his first session with Fletcher Henderson’s band, 1924.
- Drummer Jo Jones born 1911 in Chicago, IL.
- Organist Larry Young born 1940 in Newark, NJ.
- Baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams born 1930 in Highland Park, MI.
- Drummer J .C. Heard born 1917 in Dayton, OH.
- Lennie Tristano records first trio sides (Out on a Limb), 1946, with Clyde Lombardi and Billy Bauer.
- Reedman/composer Yusef Lateef born 1920 in Chattanooga, TN, and records Gong, 1957.
- Alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett born 1960 in Detroit, MI.
- Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk records “Ba-lue-Bolivar-Ba-lues-are,” with bassist Oscar Pettiford, drummer Max Roach, and saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Ernie Henry, 1956.
- Trumpeter Harry "Sweets" Edison born 1915 in Columbus, OH.
- Billie Holiday stages a 1956 comeback concert at Carnegie Hall (it also became an album) with a band that includes Roy Eldridge and Coleman Hawkins.
- Pianist/composer Thelonious Monk born 1917 in Rocky Mount, NC.
- Drummer/bandleader Art Blakey born 1919 in Pittsburgh, PA.
- Trumpeter Lester Bowie born 1941 in Frederick, MD.
- Tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins records “Body and Soul,” 1939, an advanced improvisation that became a hit.
- Drummer Tubby Hall born 1895 in Sellers, LA.
- Bassist/composer Charles Mingus records The Complete Town Hall Concert, 1962.
- Alto saxophonist James Moody records “I’m in The Mood for Love,” 1949, which later becomes a hit as “Moody’s Mood” for vocalist Eddie Jefferson.
- Bassist Ray Brown born 1926 in Pittsburgh, PA.
- Pianist Art Tatum born 1909 in Toledo, OH.
- Saxophonist Lee Konitz born 1927 in Chicago, IL.
Source: Smithsonian Jazz