| 1940s in jazz|| 1940 in music|
| 1939 in jazz – 1941 in jazz|
This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1940.
1940 in jazz Wikipedia
On February 8, 1940, “How High the Moon” was introduced during the Broadway revue Two for the Show. The musical would run at the Booth Theatre for 124 performances. Music and Lyrics by Alfred Drake and Frances Comstock.Duke Ellington: In A Mellotone
Duke Ellington: Sophisticated Lady
Arthur Whetsol, "sweet" trumpeter for Duke Ellington's Washingtonians
Charley Straight, American pianist, bandleader and composer
Charlie Dixon, American jazz banjoist
Einar Aaron Swan, American musician, arranger and composer
Guy Kelly, American jazz trumpeter
Hal Kemp, jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, bandleader, composer, and arranger
Johnny Dodds, New Orleans based jazz clarinetist and alto saxophonist
Walter Barnes, American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist and bandleader.