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1948 in jazz
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1948 in jazz

This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1948.


The Nice Jazz Festival held annually since February 25, 1948 in Nice, on the French Riviera. Also in 1948, Louis Armstrong formed the first version of the Jazz All Stars with Jack Teagarden on trombone, Barney Bigard on clarinet, Dick Carey on piano, Sid Catlett on drums and Arvell Shaw on bass. Their music fits in with New Orleans revival. Louis Armstrong performed at the Jazz festival in 1948, where Suzy Delair sang "C'est si bon" by Henri Betti and André Hornez for the first time in public.


  • 22 – The very first Nice Jazz Festival started in Nice, France (February 22 – 28).
  • The Nice Jazz Festival is inaugurated. Held annually in Nice, on the French Riviera, it is "the first jazz festival of international significance."
  • Album releases

  • Coleman Hawkins: Picasso
  • Deaths

  • Chano Pozo, Cuban percussionist, singer, dancer and composer
  • Dave Tough, American jazz drummer
  • Jan Savitt, American bandleader, musical arranger, and violinist
  • Kaiser Marshall, American jazz drummer
  • Mutt Carey, New Orleans jazz trumpeter
  • Red McKenzie, one of the only comb players in jazz history
  • Sidney Arodin, American jazz clarinetist and songwriter
  • Stan Hasselgård, Swedish jazz clarinetist
  • References

    1948 in jazz Wikipedia

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