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1927 in jazz

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Decade  1920s in jazz
Music  1927 in music
1927 in jazz
See also  1926 in jazz – 1928 in jazz

This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1927.


Musicians born that year included John Dankworth, Cleo Laine and Stan Getz.


  • April 21 - Electric re-recording of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" by Paul Whiteman's Orchestra directed by Nathaniel Shilkret, with Gershwin at the piano. In 1925, electrical recording vastly improved the quality of recordings, and many important recordings, including Whiteman's 1924 recording of the Rhapsody, were re-recorded electrically. Whiteman was at the podium, but left the studio because of a disagreement with Gershwin over the tempo. Shilkret, Victor's Director of Light Music at the time, took the baton, and the recording was completed as scheduled. The recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974.
  • Standards

  • In 1927 standards published included "Blue Skies" and "'S Wonderful".
  • Deaths

  • Florence Mills, cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian
  • Louis Cottrell, Sr., jazz drummer and father of Louis Cottrell, Jr.
  • Ragbaby Stephens, New Orleans dixieland and jazz drummer.
  • References

    1927 in jazz Wikipedia

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