Category: history

100th Anniversary: Duke Ellington’s orchestra …

100th Anniversary: Duke Ellington’s orchestra debuted as the house band at New York’s historic Cotton Club #onthisday in 1927. 

60th Anniversary: Sonny Rollins recorded A Night at the Village…

60th Anniversary: Sonny Rollins recorded A Night at the Village Vanguard #onthisday in 1957

Pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton was born in New Orleans,…

Pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton was born in New Orleans, LA, #onthisday in 1890. 

Pianist Bill Evans died #onthisday in 1980.

Pianist Bill Evans died #onthisday in 1980.

Jazz drummer Elvin Jones was born #onthisday in 1927.

Jazz drummer Elvin Jones was born #onthisday in 1927.

Love jazz? Vintage photography? Beautiful design? Celebrate the…

Love jazz? Vintage photography? Beautiful design? Celebrate the rich cultural history of jazz one day at a time. Follow Jazz on this Day on Twitter!

Find us at: twitter.com/jazzonthisday

Love jazz? Vintage photography? Beautiful design? Celebrate the…

Love jazz? Vintage photography? Beautiful design? Celebrate the rich cultural history of jazz one day at a time. Follow Jazz on this Day on Twitter!

Find us at: twitter.com/jazzonthisday

Charles Mingus was born #onthisday in 1922.

Charles Mingus was born #onthisday in 1922.

Tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons was born #onthisday in 1925.

Tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons was born #onthisday in 1925.