| 1930s in jazz|| 1939 in music|
| 1938 in jazz – 1940 in jazz|The earliest formal books on jazz begin to appear, including Wilder Hobson's American Jazz Music and Frederick Ramsey and Charles Edward Smith's Jazzmen.
Fletcher Henderson becomes the first black musician who is a regular member of a white big band when he joins Benny Goodman, although he does not became a featured artist in the band.
Charlie Christian makes some revolutionary electric guitar records which allow to the guitar to play lead with the trumpet and the saxophone for the first time.
The Duke Ellington Band experiences major success. Django Reinhardt records "Montmartre", "Solid Old Man", "Low Cotton" and "Finesse" with the band.
Ma Rainey, Blues singer
Charlie Irvis, American jazz trombonist
Chick Webb, American jazz and swing music drummer as well as a band leader.
Herschel Evans, tenor saxophonist
John Robichaux, American jazz bandleader, drummer, and violinist
Louis Douglas, American dancer, choreographer, and music businessman
Tommy Ladnier, American jazz trumpeter
1939 in jazz Wikipedia
This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1939.