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Born on this day, August 18th

  • Oscar Brashear (Trumpet) was born in Chicago, IL in 1944.
  • Adam Makowicz (Piano) was born in Czechoslovakia in 1940.
  • Don Lamond (Drums and Percussion) was born in Oklahoma City, OK in 1920.
  • Eddie Shu (Violin, Guitar, Saxophone) was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1918.
  • Zinky Cohn (Piano) was born in Oakland, CA, 1908–1952.
  • Chuck Conners (Trombone) was born in 1930.
  • Frank Parker (Drums and Percussion) was born in 1919.
  • David Benoit (Piano, Keyboards/) was born in Bakersfield, CA in 1953.
  • Shelly Berg (Piano) was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1955.

On This Day

August 18th in Jazz History…

  • Mildred Bailey first recorded "Rockiní Chair" for Victor Records in New York City in 1932.
  • "They Can't Take That Away From Me" was recorded in 1956 in Los Angeles by Ella Fitgerald and Louis Armstrong.
  • And, Miles Davis began recording the classics "Summertime," "Theres a Boat That's Leaving Soon for New York" and "I Loves You, Porgy" in 1958 for Columbia Records.