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Dec 20
1907

Pleasant Joseph is born in Wallace, Louisiana, USA. He will find success as R&B and jazz pianist Cousin Joe, recording for Aladdin, Savoy, DeLuxe, Decca and King Jazz Records. (1907)

Dec 20
1924

Sven Arne Domnerus, a jazz saxophonist and recording artist who will put Sweden on the international map, is born near Stockholm. (1924)

Dec 20
1929

Alex Hill and his Orchestra record Dyin' With The Blues and Tougalou Shout, for Brunswick/Vocalion Records at the Merchandise Mart studio, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1929)

Dec 20
1929

Freddie Rose records Molly and There Will Never Be Another Mary for Brunswick Records at the Merchandise Mart studio, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1929)

Dec 20
1929

Ray Miller and his Orchestra record There Will Never Be Another Mary, Harlem Madness and Ain't You baby?, for Brunswick Records at the Merchandise Mart studio, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1929)

Dec 20
1930

The movie King Of Jazz, starring Paul Whiteman, Bing Crosby and others, opens in theatres in France, Europe. (1930)

Dec 20
1936

The musical Black Rhythm, set in a rehearsal hall in Harlem, with music by Donald Heywood plays at The Comedy Theatre, New York City, USA, during a run of just six performances. (1936)

Dec 20
1937

Billie Holiday and the Count Basie Band play at the Grand Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (1937)

Dec 20
1941

Elmer's Tune by Glenn Miller, reaches No1 in the Billboard magazine Best Sellers chart in the USA. (1941)

Dec 20
1941

Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra play in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA. (1941)

Dec 20
1944

Count Basie And His Orchestra begin a month and a half-long residency at The Hotel Lincoln in New York City, USA. [The run is set to end on Febriary 11, 1945]. (1944)

Dec 20
1944

Ted Fio Rito And His Orchestra play at The Trianon Ballroom, Southgate, California, USA. (1944)

Dec 20
1946

Eddie Davis And His Beboppers record Just A Mystery, Red Pepper, Spinal and Maternity (Lard Pot) for Savoy Records in New York City, USA. (1946)

Dec 20
1947

Blues vocalist Rosetta Howard records the Big Bill Broonzy song Plow Hand Blues for Columbia Records in Chicago, Illinois. (1947)

Dec 20
1947

Popular vocalist Savannah Churchill is presented with a Cash Box Magazine Award for the best 'race' record of the year, I Want To be Loved, at the Golden Gate Ballroom, New York City, USA. (1947)

Dec 20
1950

Louis Jordan's new recording contract with Decca Records comes into effect, commencing his 13th year with the company. (1950)

Dec 20
1950

The movie musical Mr. Music, starring Bing Crosby, Peggy Lee, Groucho Marx and The Merry Macs, has its first New York City showing in the USA. (1950)

Dec 20
1954

The Feldman Swing Club, said to have been Britain's first jazz club, closes in London, UK. Started in 1942 by the father of jazz pianist Victor Feldman to showcase his talents, artists appearing at the club over the years included Django Reinhardt, Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman. (1954)

Dec 20
1955

Nat 'King' Cole records Too Young To Go Steady for Capitol Records, at the start of a month of recording sessions. (1955)

Dec 20
1959

The Eddie `Lockjaw' Davis - Shirley Scott Sextet records Come Rain Or Come Shine, That Old Black Magic and other tracks for Prestige Records at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. (1959)

Dec 20
1961

Jazz saxophonist Sal Nistico is recording tracks for his album Heavyweights at Plaza Sound Studios, New York City, USA. (1961)

Dec 20
1962

Jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal is recording tracks for the album Macanudo at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. (1962)

Dec 20
1962

The Archie Shepp-Bill Dixon Quartet opens at Harout's, 14 Waverly Place, New York City, USA.

Dec 20
1968

Pioneering British jazz-rock band Jon Hiseman's Colosseum record a live session for the BBC World Service R'n'B Show at BBC Studio 2, Aoelian Hall, London, UK. (1968)

Dec 20
1969

Herbie Mann and The Four Tops play at The Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1969)

Dec 20
2009

Pete King, saxophonist and co-founder of Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in Soho, London, UK, dies aged 80 in London, UK. In the last years of his life he had suffered from dementia. (2009)

Dec 20
2010

Bert Jansch plays at the Iridium Jazz Club, New York City, USA. (2010)

Dec 20
2010

Jade Maze plays at Martyr's, Chicago Illinois, USA. (2010)