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Jan 30
1902

Sousa?s Band record Trombone Sneeze ? A Humoresque Cakewalk in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (1902)

Jan 30
1911

Jazz trumpet star Roy Eldridge is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He will rise to prominence with the Gene Krupa band in the 1940s, and become a featured soloist on the Jazz at the Philharmonic concert series. (1911)

Jan 30
1926

Ben Selvin And His Orchestra record After I Say I'm Sorry and Tentin' Down in Tennessee, for Vocalion Records in New York City, USA. (1926)

Jan 30
1929

The Musicial Stevedores record Happy Rhythm and Honeycomb Harmony for Columbia Records in New York City, USA. (1929)

Jan 30
1935

Influential British jazz multi-instrumentalist Tubby Hayes is born in St. Pancras, London. (1935)

Jan 30
1936

Billie Holiday records Life Begins When You’re In Love, with Teddy Wilson on piano. (1936)

Jan 30
1936

Richard Cole And His Orchestra play at The President's Birthday Ball in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA. (1936)

Jan 30
1937

Harry Roy's Orchestra records Limehouse Blues and Chinatown My Chinatown for Decca Records in the USA. (1937)


Jan 30
1937

George Hall And His Orchestra record When The Poppies Bloom Again, One Kiss In A Million and other tracks for Bluebird Records in the USA. (1937)

Jan 30
1937

Garth Green And His Orchestra play at The President's Birthday Ball in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA. (1937)

Jan 30
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)

Jan 30
1940

Ciro's nightclub has its grand opening party in Hollywood, California. Stars appearing here in later years will include French chanteuse Edith Piaf, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Nat "King" Cole, Marlene Dietrich, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Lena Horne, and Mae West. (1940)

Jan 30
1940

Les Hite's California band, and Slim Gaillard's novelty group play the last night of a week at the Apollo Theater, Harlem">Apollo Theatre, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1940)

Jan 30
1940

Jack Teagarden And His Orchestra play the ninth night of two weeks at The Southland Ballroom, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (1940)

Jan 30
1940

Teddy Wilson And His Orchestra continue their four-month residency at The Rockland Palace, New York City, USA. (1940)

Jan 30
1940

Shockey Wilcox And His Orchestra play at the President's Birthday Ball in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA. (1940)

Jan 30
1947

Chuck Foster And His Orchestra play at The Hotel New Yorker, New York City, USA. (1947)

Jan 30
1948

Tex Beneke And His Orchestra play at The Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA, as part of an AFRS [The Armed Forces Radio Service] radio show, On The Beam. (1948)

Jan 30
1950

Stan Kenton and his forty-piece Innovations orchestra play their first-ever show at Los Angeles Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1950)

Jan 30
1950

The Bill Evans Trio, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, Ornette Coleman, Carmen McRae and The Modern Jazz Quartet play at The Town Hall, 113 West 43rd St., New York City, USA. MC for the event is Symphony Sid. (1950)

Jan 30
1950

Joe Loss And His Band play the first night of a week of shows at The Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, UK. (1950)

Jan 30
1950

Frank Sinatra is heard performing the songs I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm, A Foggy Day, At Sundown and Home On The Range, backed by the Jeff Alexander Orchestra, on the NBC radio show Light Up Time, sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes in the USA. (1950)

Jan 30
1950

Gene Krupa And His Orchestra play the twelfth night of two weeks at Bop City, New York City, USA. (1950)

Jan 30
1950

Charlie Parker and Illinois Jacquet open at The 421 Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. (1950)

Jan 30
1950

Jazz vocalist Billy Eckstine plays the first night of two weeks at The Cave, Vancouver, Washingotn, USA. (1950)

Jan 30
1957

Lita Roza appears on the BBC tv show Show Band Parade, with Cyril Stapleton, in the UK. (1957)

Jan 30
1959

The George Lewis New Orleans Jazz Band plays at St George's Hall, Bradford, UK. (1959)

Jan 30
1960

Cyril Stapleton And His Show Band play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK. (1960)

Jan 30
1962

Louis Jordan continues with a lengthy season at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. (1962)

Jan 30
1962

Bobby Darin continues a four-week run at The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (1962)

Jan 30
1962

Ella Fitzgerald records After You've Gone, Hallelujah I Love Him So and other tracks for Verve Records in Webster Hall, New York City, USA. (1962)



Jan 30
1962

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra record Speak To Me Of Love, Guitar Amour and Paris Blues for Columbia Records in New York City, USA. (1962)

Jan 30
1962

Yusef Lateef records Goin? Home, Salt Water Blues and other tracks in New York City, USA, for Prestige Records. (1962)

Jan 30
1962

Ray Charles appears in court in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, where charges of heroin possession against him are dropped on the basis that the police raid on his hotel room had violated his Constitutional rights. (1962)

Jan 30
1962

Louis Jordan continues with a lengthy season at Danny's Lounge, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. (1962)

Jan 30
1962

Bobby Darin continues a four-week run at The Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (1962)

Jan 30
1962

The Sonny Rollins records God Bless The Child for RCA Victor Records in New York City, USA. (1962)


Jan 30
1970

Pioneering British jazz-rock band Jon Hiseman's Colosseum play at The Fillmore East, New York City, USA. (1970)

Jan 30
1980

Revered jazz and r'n'b pianist Professor Longhair dies aged 61, after suffering a heart attack in his sleep in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (1980)

Jan 30
2010

JTQ (The James Taylor Quartet) plays the second of three nights at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London, UK. (2010)

Jan 30
2010

Al DiMeola plays at The Egg Concert Hall, Albany, New York State, USA. (2010)

Jan 30
2011

On the JLCO Winter Tour 2011, Wynton Marsalis plays the first of two nights at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC , USA. (2011)

Jan 30
2013

Patty Andrews, last surviving member of The Andrews Sisters dies aged 94 of natural causes at her home in Northwood, Los Angeles, California, USA. (2013)