| 1950s in jazz|| 1955 in music|
| 1954 in jazz – 1956 in jazz|15 – The 2nd Newport Jazz Festival started in Newport, Rhode Island (July 15 – 17).
Miles Davis historic performance at the Newport Jazz Festival resulted in George Avakian signing him to Columbia Records. This led to the formation of his so-called “first great quintet,” featuring John Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones (the "’Round About Midnight" sessions).
Herbie Nichols: The Third World
Ahmad Jamal: Poinciana
Erroll Garner: Concert by the Sea
George Shearing: Spell
Horace Silver: Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers
Lennie Tristano: Lennie Tristano
Oscar Peterson: At Zardi's
Frank Morgan: Frank Morgan
Herbie Nichols: Herbie Nichols Trio
Frank Sinatra: Songs for Young Lovers
Thelonious Monk: Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington
1955 in jazz Wikipedia
This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1955.