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1947 in jazz

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Decade  1940s in jazz
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1947 in jazz
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This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1947.



  • The Fabulous Dorseys is released, a fictionalized biographical film that tells the story of the Dorsey Brothers, Tommy and Jimmy, from their boyhood in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, through their rise, their breakup, and their personal reunion.
    Standards published included "Autumn Leaves", "But Beautiful" and "Nature Boy".
  • The Miles Davis All-Stars (with Charlie Parker, Max Roach, John Lewis and Nelson Boyd) debuted at the Savoy.
  • Louis Armstrong performs at Carnegie Hall with his big band.
  • The Count Basie Orchestra take up a summer residency at the Paradise Club in Atlantic City, New Jersey on 27 June, agreeing to perform on lower wages. They followed with a four-week stint at the Strand Theater, supporting Billie Holiday.
  • Albums Released

  • The Duel - Dexter Gordon and Teddy Edwards
  • Deaths

  • Fate Marable, jazz pianist and bandleader
  • Freddie Webster, jazz trumpeter
  • Jimmie Lunceford, American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader in the swing era.
  • Sonny Berman, American jazz trumpeter.
  • References

    1947 in jazz Wikipedia

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