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Jul 24
1900

Buddy Bolden's Band, while playing at the 25's, a club on the corner of Iberville and Franklin, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, are attacked by an angry crowd of whites and forced to take sanctuary in the house of a friend some way off. This incident takes place during the infamous Robert Charles Riots. (1900)

Jul 24
1910

Charles Melvin Williams is born in Mobile, Alabama, USA. He will find success as jazz trumpeter Cootie Williams, playing with the orchestras of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, and scoring several r'n'b hits in the forties. (1910)

Jul 24
1914

Prince's Band records Memphis Blues, written by W.C.Handy, for Columbia Records in the USA. (1914)

Jul 24
1921

Jazz pianist, composer and arranger Billy Taylor is born in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA. He will become a bandleader at Birdland in New York City, play with Dizzy Gillespie and Stuff Smith, and author the book Jazz Piano. (1921)

Jul 24
1926

Harry Reser and his Orchestra, under the name The Tuxedo Orchestra, record It's A Wonderful World After All and Oh, If I Only Had You for Viola McCoy records Shake That Thing and Stomp Your Blues Away, for Vocalion Records in New York City, USA. At the same session, as The Bostonians, they record For My Sweetheart, also for Vocalion. (1926)

Jul 24
1929

Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, record Bitter Sweet Selection Parts 1 and 2, HMV Records in The Queens Small Hall, London, UK. (1929)

Jul 24
1929

The Charleston Chasers record Loveable And Sweet and Red Hair And Freckles, for Columbia Records in New York City, USA. (1929)

Jul 24
1929

Annette Hanshaw records Here We Are and True Blue Lou, for Columbia Records in New York City, USA. (1929)

Jul 24
1930

At his very first recording session, Cab Calloway records Gotta Darn Good Reason Now. (1930)

Jul 24
1935

The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, conducted by G. Scott Wood, with Brian Lawrance on vocals, records Shadows In The Moonlight and Sing Me A Song Of Home Sweet Home, in London for HMV Records. (1935)

Jul 24
1936

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra are in Los Angeles, California, USA, where they are undertaking a two-month engagement at The Palomar Ballroom. (1936)

Jul 24
1939

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

Jul 24
1940

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra have a Victor Records recording session in New York City, USA. (1940)

Jul 24
1940

Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra, with vocalist Frank Sinatra, continue with their fourteen-week engagement at The Astor Hotel, New York City, USA. (1940)

Jul 24
1941

Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys record Dusty Skies and Lil Liza Jane in Hollywood, California. (1941)

Jul 24
1945

Tiny Bradshaw And His Orchestra play at The Savoy Ballroom New York City, USA. (1945)

Jul 24
1945

Les Brown And His Orchestra play at The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1945)

Jul 24
1956

The Chet Baker Quintet record Chippyin', Jumpin' Off A Clef and Extra Mild, at the Forum Theater, Los Angeles. (1956)

Jul 24
1956

Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars play the last of four non-consecutive nights at The Lagoon, Salt Lake City, USA. (1956)

Jul 24
1959

Bill Doggett plays the sixth night in a week of shows at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1959)

Jul 24
1959

When Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers play at the Toronto Jazz Festival, Toronto, Canada, they recruit sax player Wayne Shorter. (1959)

Jul 24
1960

Frank Sinatra plays at the 500 Club, Atlantic City, New Jersey. (1960)

Jul 24
1962

John Coltrane plays the first of six nights at Leo's Casino, Euclid Quad Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. (1962)

Jul 24
1965

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

Jul 24
1967

Duke Ellington, with the Ron Collier Orchestra, has a recording session at the Hallmark Record Studios, Toronto, Canada, during which they record Aurora Borealis and Nameless Hour for Decca Records. (1967)

Jul 24
1980

Saxophonist Stanley Turrentine plays the third of six nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. (1980)

Jul 24
2006

Revered classic jazz label Blue Note launches a range of telephone ringtones based on the music of its artists including Thelonious Monk, Chet Baker and Herbie Hancock. (2006)

Jul 24
2006

Pharoah Sanders plays the first of two nights at the Jazz Caf?, Camden Town, London. (2006)

Jul 24
2010

Natalie Cole plays in the Opatija Open Air Summer Theatre, Opatija, Croatia. (2010)

Jul 24
2010

Buddy Greco plays at Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, UK. (2010)

Jul 24
2010

The three-day-long WOMAD Festival 2010 continues at Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK. On this, the second day of the event, artists appearing include Salif Keita, Sentimento Gipsy Paganini, Gilzene And the Blue Light Mento Band, The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, Krystle Warren, Imogen Heap , Don Letts, Phantom Limb and the Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra. (2010)

Jul 24
2012

The funeral of virtuoso saxophonist and lifelong pioneer of avant garde improvisation, Lol Coxhill takes place in The South Chapel, City of London Cemetary and Crematorium, London, UK. (2012)