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Jul 23
1915

Emmett Berry is born in Macon, Georgia, USA. He will find success as a jazz trumpeter, working with Fletcher Henderson, Count Basie and Billie Holiday. (1915)

Jul 23
1923

James P. Johnson, known as the father of stride piano, records You Can't Do What My Last Man Did and Bleeding Hearted Blues, for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA. (1923)

Jul 23
1926

Ray Miller's Orchestra records Who Do You Blame?, Don't Fall Down, I've Lost My Dog and Drifting And Wondering, for Brunswick Records in New York City, USA. (1926)

Jul 23
1929

Jack Hylton and his Orchestra, record I'll See You Again, If Love Were All, Mother Goose Parade and Get Up Nice And Early In The Morning, HMV Records in The Queens Small Hall, London, UK. (1929)

Jul 23
1929

Danny Barcelona is born in Waipahu a sugar cane plantation East of Honolulu, Hawaii. After moving to the USA he will find success as the jazz-band drummer for Louis Armstrong's All-Stars band. (1929)

Jul 23
1929

Snooks And The Memphis Ramblers [aka The Memphis Stompers] record You Don't Need Glasses [To See I'm In Love] with vocal refrain by Elly Bellare, Walter Ashby and Ken Herlin, for Victor Records in Camden, New Jersey, USA. (1929)

Jul 23
1929

The California Ramblers, under the pseudonym of The Golden Gate Orchestra, with Ed Kirkeby on vocal, record Someday You'll Realize You're Wrong for Edison Records in New York City, USA. (1929)

Jul 23
1930

Fess Williams And His Royal Flush Orchestra record the first of two versions of Everything's OK With Me and Ida, Sweet As Apple Cider, in New York City, USA, for Victor Records. (1930)

Jul 23
1935

The Rhapsodians Orchestra play at The Golden Dragon, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (1935)

Jul 23
1936

The Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra records Hollywood Pastime for Decca Records in the USA. (1936)

Jul 23
1936

Benny Goodman and his Orchestra are in Los Angeles, California, USA, where they are undertaking a two-month engagement at The Palomar Ballroom. (1936)

Jul 23
1940

Tommy Dorsey And His Orchestra, with vocalist Frank Sinatra, continue with their fourteen-week engagement at The Astor Hotel, New York City, USA. (1940)

Jul 23
1945

The Randy Brooks Orchestra plays at The Roseland Ballroom, New York City, USA. (1945)

Jul 23
1949

The Humphrey Lyttelton Band records Elizabeth in a live session for the BBC Radio Jazz Club in London. At the same session, pianist Dill Jones records solo versions of Blues In Thirds and Low Down Dirty Shame. (1949)

Jul 23
1950

Frank Sinatra comes to the end of a two-week season at the Palladium, London. (1950)

Jul 23
1954

A Star Night concert in Briggs Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, features Perry Como, Nat King Cole, Patti Page and Sarah Vaughan. Tickets cost the 25,000 strong audience $4.50 each. (1954)

Jul 23
1955

Learnin' the Blues by Frank Sinatra peaks at No2 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA. (1955)

Jul 23
1956

Mel Torme plays at The Hippodrome, Birmingham, UK. (1956)

Jul 23
1956

Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars play the third of four non-consecutive nights at The Lagoon, Salt Lake City, USA. (1956)

Jul 23
1958

Judy Garland opens for a season at the Cocoanut Grove in the The Ambassador Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA, with Freddy Martin and his Orchestra. (1958)

Jul 23
1959

Bill Doggett plays the fifth night in a week of shows at The Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1959)

Jul 23
1961

The John Coltrane Quartet plays at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. (1961)

Jul 23
1966

Jan Garber And His Orchestra play at The Lady Luck Lounge in The Desert Inn, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (1966)

Jul 23
1976

Weather Report play at Jazz A Juan, Antibes, France. (1976)

Jul 23
1980

Stanley Turrentine plays the second of six nights at The Village Gate, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. (1980)

Jul 23
2010

Natalie Cole plays in the Forum Zadar, Zadar, Croatia. (2010)

Jul 23
2010

The three-day-long WOMAD Festival 2010 begins at Charlton Park, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK. On this, the first day of the event, artists appearing include The Drummers of Burundi, Rafiki Jazz, Horace Andy, Nouvelle Vague, Ska Cubano, Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole and Ozomatli. (2010)