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Sep 01
1898

Jazz banjoist and recording artist Mike Danzi is born in New York City, USA. (1898)

Sep 01
1917

Velma Middleton, who will sing for many years with the Louis Armstrong big band, is born in St Louis, Missouri. (1917)

Sep 01
1917

Velma Middleton, who will sing for many years with the Louis Armstrong big band, is born in St Louis, Missouri, USA. (1917)

Sep 01
1922

Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra record the George and Ira Gershwin song, I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise, in New York City, USA. (1922)

Sep 01
1924

Time magazine reports that a proposed strike for more money among theatre musicians in Chicago, Illinois, USA, has spread from Chicago to St. Louis, Cincinnati, Washington, Philadelphia, New York, Syracuse and Boston, where musicians are now threatening to down tools within a week. (1924)

Sep 01
1924

Stewart Roussin Fischer is born in Durand, Michigan, USA. He will find success as jazz composer, arranger, educator, trumpeter and valve trombonist 'Dirk' Fischer, aka 'Dirty Dirk' Fischer. (1924)

Sep 01
1924

Popular American violinist and bandleader Ben Selvin comes to the end of his exclusive Vocalion Records contract and will soon after begin recording for Columbia, Paramount and The Plaza Music Company. (1924)

Sep 01
1924

Kid Boots, a successful Broadway musical comedy starring Eddie Cantor and Mary Eaton, with music by Harry Tierney, and lyrics by Joseph McCarthy, transfers from the Earl Carroll Theatre, New York City, USA, to the Selwyn Theatre. (1924)

Sep 01
1924

The musical comedy The Chocolate Dandies, starring Josephine Baker, with music by Eubie Blake and lyrics by Noble Sissle, opens at The New Colonial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 96 performances. (1924)

Sep 01
1925

The Foor-Robinson Carolina Club Orchestra record Collegiate and Rose Of The Nile for Okeh Records in Ashville, North Carolina, USA. (1925)

Sep 01
1925

Minstrel show musician Emmett Miller accompanied by his Georgia Crackers, records Lovesick Blues, You're Just The Girl For Me, I Never Had The Blues [Until I Left Old Dixieland] and [I Got A Woman Crazy For Me] She's Funny That Way for Okeh Records in New York City, USA. The Georgia Crackers include Eddie Lang, Tommy Dorsey, Jimmy Dorsey and Gene Krupa. (1925)

Sep 01
1925

Clara Smith and Bessie Smith record My Man Blues in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records. (1925)

Sep 01
1925

Jazz clarinet and saxophone player Bob Fuller records Milenberg Joys for Banner Records in New York City, USA. (1925)

Sep 01
1925

Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra record Manhattan [introducing Sentimental Me and Romantic You], The Farmer Took Another Load Away! Hay! Hay! and The Rhythm Rag for Victor Records in New York City, USA. (1925)

Sep 01
1925

McKenzie's Candy Kids [aka The Mound City Blue Blowers]record Hot Honey and If You Never Come Back, for Vocalion Records in New York City, USA. (1925)

Sep 01
1925

Harry Reser and His Orchestra, record Sweet Man and Speech! [as Harry Reser's Syncopaters] in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records. (1925)

Sep 01
1925

Arthur Edward Pepper, Jr. is born in Gardena, California, USA. He will find fame as jazz saxophonist and clarinetist Art Pepper. (1925)

Sep 01
1929

Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra record Moonlight And Roses and Southern Medley in New York City, USA, for Columbia Records. (1929)

Sep 01
1934

Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra play the first night of a week of shows at the Palais D'Or, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1934)

Sep 01
1938

Blue Barron And His Orchestra begin the last month of a ni8ne-month resdiency in The Green Room of The Hotel Edison, New York City, USA. (1938)

Sep 01
1943

Benny Carter continues a six-week run at Zucca's Terrace, Hermosa Beach, California, USA, with Savannah Churchill as his vocalist. (1943)

Sep 01
1945

Art Tatum plays at The Downbeat, New York City, USA, with The Loumel Morgan Trio and The Teddy McRae Orchestra. (1945)

Sep 01
1945

Harry Cool And His Orchestra are playing at The Blackhawk, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1945)


Sep 01
1945

George Paxton And His Band are playing in The Panther Room at the Hotel Sherman, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1945)

Sep 01
1945

Bob Strong And His Orchestra play in Norfolk, Virginia, USA. (1945)

Sep 01
1945

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play in The Earle Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (1945)

Sep 01
1951

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

Sep 01
1952

Atlantic Records buys Ray Charles' contract from Swingtime Records in the USA. (1952)

Sep 01
1952

Billy Eckstein and Buddy Rich play the third night of a week at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1952)

Sep 01
1952

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet is playing at The Blackhawk, San Francisco, California, USA. (1952)

Sep 01
1958

Jazz bandleader Jack Payne is the guest on BBC radio show Desert Island Discs in London, UK. (1958)

Sep 01
1960

Frank Sinatra records Blue Moon and other tracks at Studio A, Capitol Records, Los Angeles. (1960)

Sep 01
1961

Jazz and blues vocalist Alberta Hunter records the album Alberta Hunter With Lovie Austin's Blues Serenaders for Riverside Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1961)

Sep 01
1961

Jazz trombonist and bandleader Chris Barber plays at The Civic Hall, Croydon, UK. (1961)

Sep 01
1961

The Stan Getz Quartet plays in the Oscar Pettiford Memorial Concert, at The Falkonercentret, Copenhagen, Denmark. (1961)

Sep 01
1961

James Oppenheim is born in Lowell, Massachusetts, USA. He will find success as urban jazz saxophonist, songwriter and producer Boney James. (1961)

Sep 01
1961

Barbra Streisand auditions to sing at the upmarket Blue Angel club in New York City, USA. She gets the gig. (1961)

Sep 01
1961

Jazz saxophonist Jimmy Forrest records his album Sit Down And Relax With Jimmy Forrest for Prestige Records at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. (1961)

Sep 01
1961

The John Coltrane Sextet continues its month of gigs at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. (1961)

Sep 01
1963

Miriam Makeba plays at the Berkshire Music Barn, Lenox, Massachusetts. (1963)

Sep 01
1964

Guy Lombardo And His Orchestra play at The World's Fair, New York City, USA. (1964)

Sep 01
1967

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

Sep 01
1977

Weather Report play the second of two nights at the Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki, Finland. (1977)

Sep 01
1981

Manhattan Transfer play at the Chester Fritz Auditorium, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA. (1981)

Sep 01
2010

Herbie Hancock stars in Herbie Hancock: Seven Decades ? The Birthday Celebration at Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California, USA. (2010)

Sep 01
2010

Gypsy guitarist Lulo Reinhardt, the grand-nephew of jazz legend Django Reinhardt, releases a new album, Katoomba Birds. (2010)

Sep 01
2011

Jazz pianist Randy Weston and The Chicago Jazz Ensemble play at The Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2011)