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Sep 02
1915

Oett M. Mallard is born in Southern Illinois, USA. He will find success as Chicago-based blues and jazz saxophonist Sax Mallard, recording for Chess Records and others. (1915)

Sep 02
1927

Johnson's Jazzers, featuring James P. Johnson, known as the father of stride piano, record Skiddle-De-Scow and Can I Get It Now?, for Columbia Records in New York City, USA. (1927)

Sep 02
1928

Jazz pianist/composer Horace Silver, who will play with Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Lester Young and Art Blakey, is born in Norwalk, Connecticut. (1928)

Sep 02
1929

Hal Swain And His Band record Am I Blue?, Mean To Me, Sleepy Valley and Kiss Me, in London, UK, for Regal Records. (1929)

Sep 02
1931

The radio show, 15 Minutes with Bing Crosby, makes its debut on the CBS network in the USA. (1931)

Sep 02
1931

Clifford Laconia Jordan is born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. he will find success as jazz saxophonist Clifford Jordan, working with Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Horace Silver and others. As a solo performer he will record several albums for Blue Note records. (1931)

Sep 02
1931

The radio show, 15 Minutes with Bing Crosby, makes its debut on the CBS network in the USA. (1931)

Sep 02
1932

Hard-bop pianist Walter Davis, Jr, is born in Richmond, Virginia, USA. (1932)

Sep 02
1934

Jazz vocalist, violinist and actor Russ Columbo is accidentally shot dead by his longtime friend, the photographer Lansing Brown, at Brown's home in Los Angeles, California, USA. (1934)

Sep 02
1934

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

Sep 02
1939

Benny Goodman And His Orchestra play on the CBS network's Camel Caravan radio show in Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1939)

Sep 02
1940

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at Forest Park Highlands, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. (1940)

Sep 02
1943

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

Sep 02
1951

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

Sep 02
1952

Chet Baker, with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet, records My Funny Valentine for Blue Note Records in The Blackhawk, San Francisco, California, USA. (1952)

Sep 02
1952

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

Sep 02
1953

Blues guitarist Sticks McGhee records Jungle Juice, Dealing From The Bottom, The Wiggle Waggle Woo and I'm Doing All The Time, for King Records in New York City, USA. The tracks also feature James Buchanan on tenor sax, Sir Charles Thompson on piano, Mickey Baker on guitar, Carl Pruitt on bass, and Specs Powell on drums. (1953)

Sep 02
1957

In Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, a white mob attacks negro children trying to attend the city's Central High School, provoking a rapid response from musicians including Lena Horne, Eartha Kitt and Louis Armstrong who cancels a US State Department-sponsored trip to Russia. (racism) (1957)

Sep 02
1960

The Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet records Pull My Coat, Abundance and other tracks at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, for Prestige Records. (1960)

Sep 02
1960

The Sid Phillips Orchestra plays at The Victory Memorial Hall, Northwich, Cheshire, UK. (1960)

Sep 02
1961

Smokey Mokes by The Joy Boys reaches No1 in the Australian pop singles chart. (1961)

Sep 02
1961

Slide Hampton plays at Birdland, New York City, USA. (1961)

Sep 02
1961

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

Sep 02
1962

The Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis - Johnny Griffin Quintet records What's Happening, Hey Jim and other tracks at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA, for Prestige Records. (1962)

Sep 02
1966

Chris Barber's Band with Kenneth Washington plays at The Playhouse Cinema, Edinburgh, Scotland. (1966)

Sep 02
1966

Popular jazz clarinettist Darnell Howard, dies San Francisco, California, USA. (1966)

Sep 02
1967

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

Sep 02
1967

Russ Morgan And His Orchestra play at The Top O'The Strip in The Dunes Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (1967)

Sep 02
1973

Weather Report play at the Lenox Arts Festival, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA. (1973)

Sep 02
2001

US jazz saxophonist Jay Migliori, who worked with Frank Zappa, Frank Sinatra and many others, dies aged 70. (2001)

Sep 02
2003

Jazz vocalist Madeline Eastman releases the album The Speed Of Life in the USA. (2003)

Sep 02
2008

Sven Arne Domnerus, a jazz saxophonist saxophonist and recording artist who put Sweden on the international map, dies aged 83 in Stockholm, Sweden. (2008)