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Aug 01
1909

Leon Chappel, a pioneer of Western Swing music, is born in Gilmer, Texas, USA. (1909)

Aug 01
1924

American bandleader Paul Specht and the Carolina Club Orchestra begin a three-week season in the dining room of the Picadilly Hotel, London, UK. The bands of Jack Hylton and Don Parker are playing during this same period in the Picadilly's ballroom. (1924)

Aug 01
1925

The musical review Chamberlain Brown's Scrap Book opens for the first of eight days at The Ambassador Theatre, 219 West 49th Street, New York City, USA. The show features songs by Fats Waller, Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf and others. (1925)

Aug 01
1929

The Missourians record Vine Street Drag, 400 Hop, Scotty Blues and I've Got Someone, in New York City, USA for Victor Records. (1929)

Aug 01
1933

Jack Jackson And His Band begin a residency at The Dorchester Hotel, London, UK, which will last for almost six years. (1933)

Aug 01
1933

Lew Stone and his Band, with Al Bowlly on vocal, record Isn't It Heavenly?, in London, UK, for Decca Records. (1933) (1933)

Aug 01
1935

Buddy Featherstonhaugh And His Cosmopolitans record The Sheik Of Araby and Royal Garden Blues for Decca Records in London, UK. (1935)

Aug 01
1935

The Dorsey Brothers Orchestra records the Irving Berlin composition Top Hat, White Tie And Tails, in the USA. (1935)

Aug 01
1936

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra begin the second month of a two-month long engagement at The Palomar Ballroom, in Los Angeles, California, USA. (1936)

Aug 01
1937

Stuff Smith And His Famous Door Five, The Benny Goodman Quartet and Orchestra, Harriett Wilson And Her Singing Strings and others, play in The Second Swing Concert at the Palomar Ballroom, Hollywood, California, USA. (1937)

Aug 01
1937

Stuff Smith And His Famous Door Five, The Benny Goodman Quartet and Orchestra, Harriett Wilson And Her Singing Strings and others, play at The Second Swing Concert at The Palomar Ballroom, Hollywood, California, USA. (1937)

Aug 01
1938

Blue Barron And His Orchestra play in The Green Room of The Hotel Edison, New York City, USA, during a nine-month residency. (1938)

Aug 01
1939

Glenn Miller And His Orchestra play in The Glen Island Casino, New Rochelle, New York State, USA. (1939)

Aug 01
1941

The Paul Whiteman Orchestra opens for a week at The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. (1941)

Aug 01
1945

The short musical film Caldonia, starring Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway, Doc Cheatham, Milt Hinton and others opens in cinemas in the USA. (1945)


Aug 01
1951

The Wynton Kelly Trio record Moonlight In Vermont for Blue Note Records at WOR Studios, New York City, USA. The track will appear on the album New Faces-New Sounds. (1951)

Aug 01
1955

Ella Fitzgerald records A Satisfied Mind for Decca Records in New York City, USA. (1955)

Aug 01
1955

The Herbie Nichols Trio with Max Roach on drums, records Lady Sings The Blues, Hangover Triangle, and other material for Blue Note Records at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. (1955)

Aug 01
1961

The Grant Green Quartet, featuring Brother Jack McDuff on organ and Yusef Lateef on tenor sax, records My Funny Valentine and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood, New Jersey, USA. (1961)

Aug 01
1961

Vocalist Abbey Lincoln records Garvey's Ghost and Mendacity in New York City, USA, for Impulse Records, with a band featuring such jazz luminaries as Max Roach, Booker Little, Eric Dolphy, Clifford Jordan, Mal Waldron and Art Davis. (1961)

Aug 01
1962

Louis Armstrong And His All Stars play in Chicago, Illinois, USA. ,strong>(1962)

Aug 01
1962

A tv special, The Story Of Trad, is transmitted on tv in the UK, featuring Kenny Ball, The Storyville Jazzmen and George Melly. (1962)

Aug 01
1966

R'n'b and jazz guitarist George Benson begins recording his album The George Benson Cookbook with producer John Hammond. (1966)

Aug 01
1969

Pioneering British jazz-rock band Jon Hiseman?s Colosseum play at The Marquee Club, Soho, London UK. (1969)

Aug 01
2005

The Fatback Band plays at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London. (2005)

Aug 01
2008

Jazz vocalist Madeline Eastman releases the live album Can You Hear Me Now? in the USA. (2008)

Aug 01
2010

Mose Allison plays the last of six nights of shows at Jazz Alley, Seattle, Washington, USA. (2010)