| Pre-1920 in jazz|| 1916 in music|
| 1915 in jazz – 1917 in jazz|
This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1916.
Several musicians who were born in this year went on to become big names in jazz, such as the pianist and orchestra leader Buddy Cole.
In 1916 we saw the emergence of groups such as the Original Dixieland Jass Band, and publication of the jazz standard "Beale Street Blues".
June 5 - Stein's Dixie Jass Band plays its first gig under its new name, the Original Dixieland Jass Band.
The Original Dixieland Jass Band make a hit in Chicago, Illinois
Wilber Sweatman records his hot ragtime in New York City
1916 in jazz Wikipedia
Except where stated otherwise, the musicians in the list below were American.