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Oct 30
1929

Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, record Memories Of Paris Parts 1 to 4, HMV Records in The Queens Small Hall, London, UK. (1929)

Oct 30
1929

Jazz cornet virtuoso Bix Beiderbecke spends the seventeenth of 36 nights in the Keeley Institute, Dwight, Illinois, USA, being treated for delerium tremens caused by his heavy drinking. (1929)

Oct 30
1930

Jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown, who will play with Art Blakey and Lionel Hampton, is born in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. (1930)

Oct 30
1930

Jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown, who will play with Art Blakey and Lionel Hampton, is born in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. (1930)

Oct 30
1932

Robert Gregg Koester is born in Wichita, Kansas, USA. He will found and run the Delmar Records (later known as Delmark) label in Chicago, Illinois, whose roster will include Joe Williams, Sleepy John Estes, James 'Yank' Rachell, Curtis Jones, Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup, Roosevelt Sykes, Ransom Knowling and Little Brother Montgomery. (1932)

Oct 30
1935

Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra play at Connie's Inn, New York City, USA. (1935)

Oct 30
1936

Garth Green And His Orchestra play the tenth of sixteen nights in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA. (1936)

Oct 30
1937

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra play on the CBS network's Camel Caravan radio show in The Manhattan Room, Hotel Pennsylvania, New York City, USA. (1937)


Oct 30
1938

The Ramon Raquello Orchestra plays in the Meridian Room at Park Plaza, New York City, USA. This performance is referred to in Orson Wells' famous hoax radio broadcast of War Of The Worlds, during which an official-sounding weather report is quickly followed by "the music of Ramon Raquello and his orchestra" from the Meridian Room in the Hotel Park Plaza in downtown New York. (1938)

Oct 30
1940

Memphis Slim records Beer Drinking Woman in Chicago, Illinois. (1940)

Oct 30
1940

The Orrin Tucker Orchestra plays at The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA. (1940)

Oct 30
1941

Jazz tenor saxophone player Leon ‘Chu’ Berry, who had worked with Fletcher Henderson, Cab Calloway and Benny Carter, dies from injuries sustained in a car crash. (1941)

Oct 30
1943

Buddy Featherstonhaugh And The Radio Rhythm Club Sextet record 295 Jump and Heartbreak Blues, for HMV Records in London, UK. (1943)

Oct 30
1945

The Nat 'King' Cole Trio records Smoke Gets In You Eyes, for Capitol Records in Los Angeles. (1945)

Oct 30
1946

Gipsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt flies into New York City, USA, where a welcoming party is thrown for him at The Aquarium Restaurant by Duke Ellington and The William Morris Agency. Reinhardt is in America to become part of Ellington's concert troupe. (1946)

Oct 30
1946

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra come to the end of a residency at The Aquarium Restaurant, New York City, USA, where they have been earning a fee of $5,000 per week. (1946)

Oct 30
1949

Dick Jurgens And His Orchestra play at The Claremont Hotel, Berkeley, California, USA. (1949)

Oct 30
1951

Billie Holiday makes a live radio broadcast, from The Storyville Club, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. (1951)

Oct 30
1953

Earl Bostic records Danube Waves, My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice, Poeme, Offshore and O Sole Mio, for King Records in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. The band includes Stanley Turrentine on tenor sax. (1953)

Oct 30
1955

Lita Roza appears on ATV's Jack Jackson Show, in the UK. (1955)

Oct 30
1958

Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers record the album Moanin? at Van Gelder Studios, Hackensack, New Jersey, USA. (1958)

Oct 30
1959

Ronnie Scott?s Club opens at 29 Gerrard Street, Soho, London, UK, with a bill including the Tubby Hayes Quartet, Jack Parnell and Ronnie Scott himself. (1959)

Oct 30
1959

Jerry Gray And His Orchestra play in Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1959)

Oct 30
1960

The Delta Jazzmen play at the Trad Jazz Club, Walcot Common Room, Walcot, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK, supported by the Ray River Jazz Band. (1960)

Oct 30
1962

Jazz and ragtime pianist and recording artist Paul Lingle, who was also Al Jolson's accompanist, dies in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. (1962)

Oct 30
1962

The Billy Mitchell Quintet record Automation, Siam and other tracks for Smash Records in Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1962)

Oct 30
1962

The Willis Jackson Octet record I Left My Heart In San Francisco, What Kind Of Fool Am I? And other tracks in Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records. (1962)

Oct 30
1968

Jazz guitarist Barney Kessel records Autumn Leaves, On A Clear Day and other tracks at Polydor Studios, London, UK. (1968)

Oct 30
1973

Jazz-rock fusion band The Mahavishnu Orchestra plays at The Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA, supported by The James Montgomery Blues Band . (1973)

Oct 30
1992

During an eight-date tour, jazz saxophonist Tommy Smith plays at Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland. (1992)

Oct 30
2010

Robert Fripp [guitars] and Theo Travis [horns and woodwinds] are filmed live in St. Peter's Church, Newlyn, Cornwall, UK. The recordings will be issued on the DVD Follow in 2012. (2010)