Jazz Greats of the 1920's - 50's

Timeline created by snyderg
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  • Radio

    Radio
    Begins to become popular and mainstreamed in American society.
  • Phongraph

    Phongraph
    Becomes popular and mainstreamed in American society.
  • Duke Ellington

    Duke Ellington
    Creates & leads his own band
  • Count Basie

    Count Basie
    Begins to tour with his group.
  • Stock Market Crash

    Stock Market Crash
    Also known as "Black Tuesday"
  • Lionel Hampton

    Lionel Hampton
    Begins performing with Louis Armstrong.
  • Cab Calloway

    Cab Calloway
    Recorded his most famous song, "Minnie the Moocher"
  • Lionel Hampton

    Lionel Hampton
    Begins and leads his own orchestra.
  • Benny Goodman

    Benny Goodman
    Known as the "King of Swing". Clarinetist and band leader. He was the first to form a racially integrated band.
  • Gene Krupa

    Gene Krupa
    Swing drummer. Performs at Carnegie Hall with other jazz and swing greats.
  • Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker

    Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker
    Lost recording of Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie Parker @ Town Hall in New York City.
  • Bud Powell

    Bud Powell
    Jazz pianist. He was a key player in the history of Bebop. The Bud Powell Trio wrote and performed the song, "Roost".
  • Miles Davis

    Miles Davis
    "Birth of the Cool"
  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

    Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
    Birdland, NYC (February 9, 1950) Miles Davis-Stan Getz gig [Vail] [Max Roach is on 2/10/50 broadcast of this band]
  • The Newport Jazz Festival

    The Newport Jazz Festival
    The Newport Jazz Festival was created.
  • Miles Davis

    Miles Davis
    Birth of the Cool album is recorded
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    Dizzy Gillespie

  • Thelonius Monk Quartet & John Coltrane

    Thelonius Monk Quartet & John Coltrane
    Lost New York City Town Hall recording
  • Dizzy Gillespie - Art Blakely & The Jazz Messengers

    Dizzy Gillespie - Art Blakely & The Jazz Messengers