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Aug 29
1920

Arguably the greatest jazz soloist ever, saxophonist Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker is born in Kansas City, Kansas. (1920)

Aug 29
1922

The Friars Society Orchestra [aka The New Orleans Rhythm Kings] records Eccentric for Gennett Records in Richmond, Indiana, USA. The record label credits one Husk O'Hare as 'director', but it is widely believed that O'Hare was little more than a Chicago-based music promoter - not a musician at all - who knew how tio publicise himself. (1922)


Aug 29
1924

Ruth Jones is born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She will grow up to find fame as blues/ballad singer Dinah Washington. (1924)

Aug 29
1929

Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, record Through, Let Me Dream In Your Arms Again, Mucking About In The Garden, My Dream Memory, I'm Pefectly Satisfied, You Wouldn't Fool Me, Would You?, I Want To Be Bad and Pagan Love Song, HMV Records in The Queens Small Hall, London, UK. (1929)

Aug 29
1929

Fats Waller records Tanglefoot, That's All, Waiting At The End Of The Road and Baby, Oh! Where Can You Be? in Camden, New Jersey, USA, for Victor Records. (1929)

Aug 29
1929

Annette Hanshaw records Lovable And Sweet and Moanin' Low, for Harmony Records in New York City, USA. (1929)

Aug 29
1932

Fuzzy Knight and the George Stoll Orchestra play the fifth of seven nights at The Paramount Theatre, Los Angeles, California, USA. supported by The Gumm Sisters. One of the sisters, Frances Gumm, will go on to achieve stardom after a name change to Judy Garland. (1932)

Aug 29
1934

Fletcher Henderson And His Orchestra play the fourth of six nights at the Harlem Opera House, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1934)

Aug 29
1941

The Mills Brothers with The Frankie Masters Orchestra opens for a week at The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. (1941)

Aug 29
1943

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

Aug 29
1951

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

Aug 29
1951

Muggsy Spanier records Moonglow and Sunday for Mercury Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1951)

Aug 29
1952

Billy Eckstein and Buddy Rich open for a week at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA. (1952)

Aug 29
1954

Thelonious Monk And His All-Stars play at The Open Door Club, New York City, USA. (1954)

Aug 29
1955

The Tommy Whittle Quintet performs You?ve Done Something To My Heart, A Ghost Of A Chance, Queen Bess and The Finisher, during a live session for the BBC Radio broadcast British Jazz, in London, UK. (1955)

Aug 29
1959

Russ Morgan And His Orchestra play at The Club Del Mar, Santa Monica, California, USA. (1959)

Aug 29
1960

Vocalist Bill Henderson records Sleepy, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Vee-Jay Records. (1960)

Aug 29
1961

Jazz saxophonist Lee Konitz records the album Motion for Verve Records at Olmstead Sound Studios, New York City, USA. (1961)

Aug 29
1961

The Gene Ammons Trio record Sweet Georgia Brown, Scrapple From The Apple, Falling In Love With Love, at The DJ Lounge, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The tracks will appear on Ammons' album Live! In Chicago, on Prestige Records. (1961)

Aug 29
1967

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

Aug 29
1975

Weather Report play at The Autostade, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (1975)

Aug 29
1977

Weather Report play at The Chateau Neuf, Oslo, Norway. (1977)

Aug 29
2008

The Chicago Jazz Festival 2008, a four-day event, continues in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Artists appearing over the course of the event include Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Eddie Palmieri, Kenny Burrell and Gerald Wilson. (2008)

Aug 29
2009

Grammy-winning jazz singer, pianist and composer Diana Krall plays in the Chateau Ste. Michelle, Woodinville, Washington State. (2009)

Aug 29
2010

Antonio Forcione plays the last of seven nights at the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland. (2010)