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Sep 03
1887

Frank Christian is born in New Orleans, Lousiana, USA. He will find success as a jazz trumpeter, working with Papa Jack Laine, Tom Brown and The Original New Orleans Jazz Band (1887)

Sep 03
1895

Singer and harmonica player Noah Lewis, a key figure in the Memphis jug band circuit of the 1920s, is born in Henning, Tennessee, USA. (1895)

Sep 03
1906

Jazz trumpeter Buddy Bolden, increasingly paranoid from his addiction to alcohol, sets off to play in the Labor Day annual parade in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, but walks away from the parade and returns home. He will never play his trumpet in public again. (1906)

Sep 03
1915

Peter Chatmon is born in Memphis, Tennessee. He will find fame as blues vocalist/pianist Memphis Slim. (1915)

Sep 03
1921

Augustus Kwamlah Quaye is born in London, UK. He will find acclaim as jazz singer and recording artist Cab Kaye in the 1950s, working with the Ted Heath Orchestra and Humphrey Lyttelton. His son, Caleb Quaye will play guitar for Elton John. (1921)

Sep 03
1929

The DeBroy Somers Band, records Lionel Monckton Memories - Parts 1 and 2, for Columbia Records in London, UK. (1929)

Sep 03
1929

Red Nichols and his Five Pennies perform a medley of Can Yo' Hear Me Calling Caroline?, Margie, Wait For The Happy Ending and Whispering, during a radio broadcast in New York City, USA. (1929)

Sep 03
1929

Merle Johnston And His Ceco Couriers record Where The Sweet Forget- Me-Nots Remember, for Columbia Records in New York City, USA. (1929)

Sep 03
1934

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

Sep 03
1935

The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra, conducted by G. Scott Wood, with Brian Lawrance on vocals, records Squibs, Sorrento By The Sea and Did You Ever Have A Feeling You're Flying?, in London, UK, for HMV Records. (1935)

Sep 03
1937

Bunny Berigan And His Orchestra record Ebb Tide, Sweet Varsity Sue and other tracks in New York City, USA. (1937)

Sep 03
1943

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

Sep 03
1945

Meade Lux Lewis opens at The Brown Derby, Washington, DC, USA. (1945)

Sep 03
1945

Stan Kenton And His Orchestra play at Cafe Rouge, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, USA. (1945)

Sep 03
1948

Tex Beneke And His Orchestra play as part of an AFRS [The Armed Forces Radio Service] radio show, On The Beam, in Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA. (1948)

Sep 03
1951

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

Sep 03
1952

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

Sep 03
1952

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

Sep 03
1954

Jazz pianist Earl 'Fatha' Hines, supported by r'n'b vocal group The Chords, begins a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA. (1954)

Sep 03
1954

Martin Slavin's Vibrachords record Sweet Georgia Brown, I Surrender Dear, Crazy Rhythm and After You've Gone for Esquire Records in London, UK. The band includes Keith Bird [cl], Martin Slavin [vib], Dill Jones [p], Archie Slavin [g], Joe Muddel [b] and Roy Cooper [d]. (1954)

Sep 03
1956

Jazz piano star Sonny Clark records Round Midnight, That's All and other tracks at The Lighthouse Club, Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1956)

Sep 03
1960

The last-minute cancellation of a Ray Charles gig at the Palais Ballroom, Portland, Oregon, results in a riot during which seventeen members of the crowd are arrested. (1960)

Sep 03
1961

Kid Howard's La Vida Band records See See Rider, In Gloryland, When My Dreamboat Comes Home and Londonderry Air for Icon Records in the USA. (1961)

Sep 03
1961

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

Sep 03
1963

The Miles Davis Quintet begins a season of gigs at the Jazz Workshop, San Francisco. (1963)

SEp 03
1963

The Miles Davis Quintet begins a season of gigs at The Jazz Workshop, San Francisco, California, USA. (1963)

Sep 03
1966

Jan Garber And His Orchestra play at The Lady Luck Lounge in The Desert Inn, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (1966)

Sep 03
1967

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

Sep 03
1971

Weather Report And Friends play at The Funkausstellung, Berlin, Germany, Europe. (1971)

Sep 03
1971

Weather Report play at Funkausstellung, Berlin, Germany. (1971)

Sep 03
1977

R'n'b and jazz guitarist George Benson enters the Billboard US Top 40 singles chart entry with The Greatest Love Of All, which will peak at No24 during a seven-week run on the chart. (1977)

Sep 03
1977

Weather Report play at the Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden. (1977)

Sep 03
1985

Johnny Marks dies in New York City, USA. Marks found success as a songwriter, specializing in Christmas songs - despite being Jewish. His hits included Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree and Run Rudolph Run. (1985)

Sep 03
2008

Swiss jazz pianist Geo Voumard dies aged 87 in Switzerland. In 1956, Voumard won the first Eurovision Song Contest with his song Refrain, and in 1967 he was a co-founder of the Montreux Jazz Festival. (2008)

Sep 03
2010

The Cinematic Orchestra plays at the Guggenheim Museum, New York City, USA, during their Dark Sounds concert series. (2010)