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Oct 31
1896

Blues, jazz and gospel singer Ethel Waters (also a noted actress) is born in Chester, Pennsylvania, USA. (1896)

Oct 31
1899

Ted Shapiro is born in New York City, USA. He will find success as a popular Tin Pan Alley songwriter, pianist, and sheet music publisher. His song If I Had You will be recorded by Frank Sinatra, Django Reinhardt and many others. (1899)

Oct 31
1902

Jean-Baptiste Jacquet is born in Broussard, Louisiana. He will find fame as pioneering r?n?b tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet. (1902)

Oct 31
1902

Jean-Baptiste Jacquet is born in Broussard, Louisiana, USA. He will find fame as pioneering r?n?b and jazz tenor saxophonist Illinois Jacquet. (1902)

Oct 31
1915

Jane Nossett Jarvis is born in Vincennes, Indiana, USA. She will find success as jazz pianiast Jane Jarvis. (1915)

Oct 31
1915

Jane Nossett Jarvis is born in Vincennes, Indiana, USA. She will find success as jazz pianiast Jane Jarvis. (1915)

Oct 31
1924

Billy Wynne's Greenwich Village Inn Orchestra record Keep On Dancing for Edison Records in New York City, USA. The song, composed by Charles Marsh and Bobby O'Brien, was first heard in the musical No No Nanette. (1924)

Oct 31
1925

The Piccadilly Revels autumn show, during a two month run at The Piccadilly Hotel, London, UK, stars American singers Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, dancing duo Carl Hyson and Peggy Harris, singer Jane Green and Bee Jackson [billed as ?the champion shimmy shaker and Charleston dancer from America?]. (1925)

Oct 31
1925

Ivor Novello-Award-winning jazz bandleader Tommy Watt is born in Glasgow, Scotland. His son, Ben Watt, will find success as half of the successful 80s duo Everything But The Girl. (1925)

Oct 31
1925

An advertisement for Wanamaker's department store in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, invites people to come to Wanamaker's Salon of Music and "join the throngs" who are experiencing the new Victor Orthophonic Victrola . . . "imagining performers present . . . . blinking unbelieving eyes". The ad promises "you will never forget it if you live to be one hundred!" (1925)

Oct 31
1927

Hoagy Carmichael And His Pals record Stardust at the Gennett Records studio in Richmond, Indiana, USA. (1927)

Oct 31
1929

The DeBroy Somers Band, records Mother Goose Parade, Tondeleyo and Fairy On The Clock for Columbia Records in Central Hall, Westminster, London, UK. (1929)

Oct 31
1929

Annette Hanshaw records If I Can't Have You, for Columbia Records in New York City, USA. (1929)

Oct 31
1929

Jazz cornet virtuoso Bix Beiderbecke spends the eighteenth of 36 nights in the Keeley Institute, Dwight, Illinois, USA, being treated for delerium tremens caused by his heavy drinking. (1929)

Oct 31
1930

Lonnie Johnson and Clara Smith record You Had Too Much for Okeh Records in New York City. (1930)

Oct 31
1935

Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra play at Connie's Inn, New York City, USA. (1935)

Oct 31
1936

Garth Green And His Orchestra play the eleventh of sixteen nights in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA. (1936)

Oct 31
1937

At 11.00am Count Basie and his Orchestra, with Billie Holiday on vocals, broadcasts in the Sunday Swing Concert from the Criterion Theatre, New York City. (1937)

Oct 31
1938

Sister Rosetta Tharpe records Rock Me and That’s All, for Decca Records in New York City. (1938)

Oct 31
1938

Del Courtney And His Orchestra play at The New Kenmore Hotel, Albany, New York State, USA. (1938)

Oct 31
1939

Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra play at The Hotel New Yorker, New York City, USA. (1939)

Oct 31
1940

The Hollywood Palladium opens on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California, USA, with a dance featuring Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra with their vocalist Frank Sinatra. (1940)

Oct 31
1940

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at the Columbus Auditorium, Columbus, Ohio, USA. (1940)

Oct 31
1940

Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra, featuring Frank Sinatra, play at The Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, California, USA. (1940)

Oct 31
1945

Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra play at Geiger Field, Spokane, Washington, USA. (1945)

Oct 31
1951

Billie Holiday makes a live radio broadcast, from The Storyville Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (1951)

Oct 31
1953

Leon Chappel, a pioneer of Western Swing music, releases a new single, Don't Dog Me Round on Capitol Records in the USA. (1953)

Oct 31
1956

Duke Ellington's Orchestra and Billie Holiday appear outside the Hotel Theresa, Harlem, New York City, USA, at a US Presidential rally for the Eisenhower/Nixon Campaign. (1956)

Oct 31
1960

The Stan Getz Quartet plays in the National Philharmonic Concert Hall, Warsaw, Poland. (1960)

Oct 31
1961

Jazz arranger and composer Gil Evans records Moon Taj for Impulse! Recordsin New York City, USA. (1961)

Oct 31
1961

The Riverside Jazz Stars, including Clark Terry and Blue Mitchell, spend the first of two days recording the album A Jazz Version Of Kean, for Riverside Records in New York City, USA. (1961)

Oct 31
1962

UK magazine Jazz News publishes a letter written by Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones. (1962)

Oct 31
1964

Erroll Garner appears on the BBC 2 tv jazz series Jazz 625, in the UK. (1964)

Oct 31
1992

During an eight-date tour, jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith plays at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK. (1992)