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Jul 29
1911

Dick Willebrandts, respected European jazz pianist, orchestra leader and recording artist, is born in Rotterdam, Holland. (1911)

Jul 29
1916

Jazz guitar virtuoso Charlie Christian is born in Dallas, Texas, USA. (1916)

Jul 29
1919

Vic Lewis is born in Brent, North London, UK. He will become a prominent jazz guitarist, bandleader and recording artist. (1919)

Jul 29
1926

Art Landry and His Orchestra record I'm Walking Around In Circles, for Victor Records in New York City, USA. (1926)

Jul 29
1929

Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, using the pseudonym of The Jungle Band, record Jungle Jamboree [From Connie's Hot Chocolates] and [What Did I Do To Be So] Black And Blue, for Brunswick Records in New York City, USA. (1929)

Jul 29
1929

Vocal and guitar duet Mae Glover and John Byrd record Gas Man Blues for Champion Records in Richmond, Indiana, USA. (1929)

Jul 29
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 29
1938

Maxine Sullivan, accompanied by by Claude Thornhill And His Orchestra, records St. Louis Blues, Spring Is Here and other tracks in New York City, USA. (1938)

Jul 29
1940

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play the fourth of six nights at Eastwood Gardens, Detroit, Michigan, USA. (1940)

Jul 29
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 29
1940

Jack Jackson And His Band are undertaking a six-week residency at Rector's Club in Central London, UK. (1940)

Jul 29
1945

Jimmy Dorsey And His Orchestra play in Casino Gardens, Ocean Park, California, USA. (1945)

Jul 29
1950

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra play at Geneva?s Club 86, New York City, USA. (1950)

Jul 29
1950

Frankie Carle And His Orchestra play at The Edgewater Beach Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1950)

Jul 29
1955

The film Young Man With A Horn [aka Young Man Of Music], opens in cinemas in Belgium. The film, based loosely on the life of Bix Beiderbecke, stars Kirk Douglas as a troubled young jazz trumpeteer, and includes acting roles for popular vocalist Doris Day, and songwiter Hoagy Carmichael. (1951)

Jul 29
1960

The Stan Getz Quartet plays live in Stockholm, Sweden. (1960)

Jul 29
1961

The Oscar Peterson Trio plays at The London House, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (1961)

Jul 29
1961

The UK's Beaulieu Jazz Festival, featuring Johnny Dankworth, Kenny Ball's Jazzmen, Chris Barber's Jazzband with Ottilie Patterson, Terry Lightfoot and others, ends in riots when members of the crowd begin to climb the scaffolding which supports the lighting rigs being used for the tv broadcast. Among the audience is a young Rod Stewart. (1961)

Jul 29
1962

John Coltrane plays the last of six nights at Leo's Casino, Euclid Quad Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. (1962)

Jul 29
1962

The Second National Jazz Festival ends in Richmond, London, UK, with featured acts including Kenny Ball, Johnny Dankworth, Terry Lightfoot, Tubby Hayes, Joe Harriott, Forrie Cairns and the Don Rendell Quintet. (1962)

Jul 29
1963

Jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell and organist Jimmy Smith record Easy Living at A&R Studios, New York City, for their Verve Records album Blue Bash! (1963)

Jul 29
1964

Jazz saxophonist Eric Dolphy dies in Berlin, Germany while in a diabetic coma. (1964)

Jul 29
1976

Weather Report play the second of two nights at Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK. (1976)

Jul 29
2005

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Los Angeles rules that Country Joe McDonald did not plagiarise the Kid Ory song Muskrat Ramble in order to create his anti-war anthem I Feel Like I?m Fixin? To Die. (2005)

Jul 29
2005

Lonnie Liston Smith plays the second of two nights at the Jazz Cafe, Camden Town, London. (2005)

Jul 29
2009

Los Lobos play at the Jazz Caf?, Camden Town, London. (2009)

Jul 29
2009

Flambouyant cabaret singer Hildegarde, best known for the song Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup, dies of natural causes, aged 99, in New York City, USA. (2005)

Jul 29
2010

Mose Allison plays the third of six nights of shows at Jazz Alley, Seattle, Washington, USA. (2010)