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Nov 28
1887

Louis A. Hirsch is born in New York City, USA. He will become one of the most prolific Tin Pan Alley composers, writing The Gaby Glide, Always Together, Hold Me in Your Loving Arms, Love is Like a Red Red Rose, Hello, Frisco, Hello and many others. (1887)

Nov 28
1915

Trumpeter Dick Vance is born in Mayfield, Kentucky, USA. He will work with Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra from 1936 until 1938, before joining Chick Webb's Big Band in 1939, then moving on to play with Charlie Barnet, and Don Redman. Vance will also write musical arrangements for numerous orchestras including those of Duke Ellington, Harry James, Cab Calloway and Earl Hines. (1915)

Nov 28
1931

Ambrose And His Orchestra record I Don't Know Why, My Song, I Wanna Be Loved By You, Love Letters In The Sand and Close Your Eyes, at The Small Queen's Hall, London, UK, for HMV Records. (1931)

Nov 28
1934

Benny Carter and His Orchestra play at The Arcadia Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1934)

Nov 28
1935

Charlie Agnew And His Orchestra play in The Cooper Club, Henderson, Texas, USA. (1935)

Nov 28
1938

Tommy Ladnier And His Orchestra, with Sidney Bechet on clarinet and soprano sax, record Ja-Da, Really The Blues, When You And I Were Young Maggie and Weary Blues in New York City, USA. (1938)

Nov 28
1938

Ted Fio Rito And His Orchestra take up residence at the newly opened Tropical Ice Gardens, Westwood, Los Angeles, California, USA. The venue opens with a spectacular ice show starring Lois Dworshak, the original 'Rhythm Girl,' and skaters from all over the world. (1938)

Nov 28
1941

The Ben Bernie Orchestra opens for a week at The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. (1941)

Nov 28
1944

Frankie Carle plays the first night of a week of shows at the Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. (1944)

Nov 28
1944

Woody Herman plays at the Auditorium, Fresno, California, USA. (1944)

Nov 28
1944

Louis Jordan plays the fifth of six nights at The Palace Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. (1944)

Nov 28
1944

Stan Kenton plays the first night of a month of shows at The Palladium, Hollywood, California, USA. (1944)

Nov 28
1945

The Duke Ellington Orchestra plays at The New Zanzibar Club, New York City, USA. (1945)

Nov 28
1947

Popular vocalist Savannah Churchill is playing at the Onyx Club, Swing Street, New York City, USA. (1947)

Nov 28
1955

Chet Baker records Alone Together, Once In A While, All The Things You Are and other tracks in Studio Pathe-Magellan, Paris, France, for the album Chet Baker In Paris, Vol 2, on Barclay Records. (1955)

Nov 28
1959

Lou Donaldson records Idaho and other tracks for Blue Note Records, at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA. (1959)

Nov 28
1959

It is reported that UK jazz group The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra has recruited a new pianist, a young Oxford University Bachelor of Music by the name of Dudley Moore. (1959)

Nov 28
1959

Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers play in Munich, Germany. (1959)

Nov 28
1959

The Squadronnaires Dance Orchestra play at The Festival Hall, Kirkby In Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, UK. (1959)

Nov 28
1961

The Gene Ammons - Joe Newman - Brother Jack McDuff Sextet record Stormy Monday Blues, Satin Doll and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, for Prestige Records. (1961)

Nov 28
1962

Dinah Washington records The Blues Ain't Nothin' But A Woman Crying For Her Man, for Roulette Records. (1962)

Nov 28
1962

Etta Jones records If I Loved You, Nature Boy, Hi Lili Hi Lo and A Gal From Joe's at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records. (1962)<.strong>

Nov 28
1964

The Dave Brubeck Quartet appears on the BBC 2 tv jazz series Jazz 625, in the UK. (1964)

Nov 28
1973

Weather Report play at the Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1973)

Nov 28
1992

Eddie Russ plays at The Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London, UK. (1992)

Nov 28
1992

Marion Montgomery plays the last of six nights at Ronnie Scott's Club, Soho, London, UK. (1992)

Nov 28
1992

Ronnie Laws plays at the NIA Centre, Manchester, UK. (1992)

Nov 28
1992

John Stevens' Spontaneous Music Ensemble plays at Jazz Rumours, London, N16, UK. (1992)

Nov 28
1992

Blues and jazz guitarist Wayne Bennett dies aged 60 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, one week before he was scheduled to have a heart transplant. During a lengthy and acclaimed career he worked with blues musicians including Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker and Elmore James, as well as with jazz musicians, including a href="http://www.biography.com/people/cannonball-adderley-9176317">Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Stitt and Dexter Gordon. (1992)

Nov 28
1993

Bruce Turner dies in Newport Pagnall, Buckinghamshire, UK. He found success over many years as a jazz clarinettist, saxophonist and band leader. He enjoyed a particularly long working relationship with Humphrey Lyttelton. (1922)