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Aug 28
1924

Phil Seaman is born in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK. He will play drums with Ronnie Scott and Tubby Hayes and, as the resident drummer at Ronnie Scott's Jazz club, he will play with Stan Getz, Joe Harriet and others. Seaman will also be heard on several 1960's British pop hits, including Cilla Black's Anyone Who Had a Heart. (1924)

Aug 28
1928

Mainstream jazz pianist Kenny Drew is born in New York City, USA. (1928)

Aug 28
1929

Popular composer George Gershwin makes his debut as an orchestral conductor. (1929)

Aug 28
1932

Fuzzy Knight and the George Stoll Orchestra play the fourth of seven nights at The Paramount Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA. supported by The Gumm Sisters. One of the sisters, Frances Gumm, will go on to achieve stardom after a name change to Judy Garland. (1932)

Aug 28
1933

Diana Clare, with Harry Roy and his Orchestra, records the Cole Porter song Night And Day, in London. (1933)

Aug 28
1933

Diana Clare, with Harry Roy And His Orchestra, records the Cole Porter song Night And Day, in London, UK. (1933)

Aug 28
1934

Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra play the third of six nights at the Harlem Opera House, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1934)

Aug 28
1934

Justin Ring [one of many pseudonyms for Sam Lanin] And His Orchestra record Dear Little Boy Of Mine and Sunrise And You for Decca Records in the USA. (1934)

Aug 28
1943

Bob Crosby And His Orchestra play in San Francisco, California, USA. (1943)

Aug 28
1944

The Gay Claridge Orchestra plays in Chez Paree, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1944)

Aug 28
1944

The Gay Claridge Orchestra plays in Chez Paree, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1944)

Aug 28
1948

Daniel Peter Seraphine is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He will find success as Danny Seraphine, the original drummer and founding member of the pioneering jazz-rock group Chicago, from February 1967 until May 1990. (1948)

Aug 28
1951

Jazz pianist Oscar Peterson plays the fifth night of two weeks at The Blue Note, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1951)

Aug 28
1954

Louis Jordan and his orchestra play the last of ten nights The Trocadero, Los Angeles, California, USA, supported by The Robins, later to find international fame as The Coasters.(1954)

Aug 28
1957

Ray Charles and Jimmy Witherspoon play at the Howard Theater, Washington, DC. (1957)

Aug 28
1959

Benny Golson records My Blues House, Drum Boogie and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for New Jazz Records, which will later re-name itself Prestige Records. (1959)

Aug 28
1960

Terry Lightfoot?s Jazz Band headlines at the Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, supported by the Swinging Blue Genes, who will in due course change their name to the Swinging Blue Jeans. (1960)

Aug 28
1960

The Ray River Jazz Band play at the Trad Jazz Club, Walcot Common Room, Walcot, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK. (1960)

Aug 28
1960

Terry Lightfoot's Jazz Band headlines at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, supported by the Swinging Blue Genes, who will in due course change their name to The Swinging Blue Jeans. (1960)

Aug 28
1965

Jan Garber And His Orchestra play at The Lady Luck Lounge in The Desert Inn, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (1965)

Aug 28
1967

Thelonious Monk plays the eighth of fourteen nights at The Colonial Tavern, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (1967)

Aug 28
1971

Lou McGarity a jazz trombonist, violinist and vocalist best-remembered for his work with Benny Goodman during the 1940s, dies in Alexandria, Virginia. (1971)

Aug 28
2007

The Chicago Jazz Festival 2007, a six-day event, begins in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Arists appearing over the course of the event include Cecil McBee, Victor Lewis, Keefe Jackson's Fast Citizens, The Astral Project, and Rob Mazurek's Exploding Star Orchestra. (2007)

Aug 28
2008

The Chicago Jazz Festival 2008, a four-day event, begins in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Artists appearing over the course of the event include Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Eddie Palmieri, Kenny Burrell and Gerald Wilson. (2008)

Aug 28
2009

Grammy-winning jazz singer, pianist and composer Diana Krall plays in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, Oregon. (2009)

Aug 28
2010

On his Crazy Love tour Michael Buble plays at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (2010)

Aug 28
2010

Antonio Forcione plays the sixth of seven nights at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland. (2010)

Aug 28
2012

Wynton Marsalis plays at Symphony Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2012)