Supriya Ghosh

1981 in jazz

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1981 in jazz
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This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1981.

Contents

April

  • 10 – The 8th Vossajazz started in Voss, Norway (April 10 – 12).
  • May

  • 20 – 9th Nattjazz started in Bergen, Norway (May 20 – June 3).
  • June

  • 2 – The 2nd Montreal International Jazz Festival started in Montreal, Canada (July 2 – 10).
  • 5 – 10th Moers Festival started in Moers, Germany (June 5 – 8).
  • July

  • 3 – The 15th Montreux Jazz Festival started in Montreux, Switzerland (July 3 – 19).
  • 10 – The 6th North Sea Jazz Festival started in The Hague, Netherlands (July 10 – 12).
  • September

  • 18 – The 24th Monterey Jazz Festival started in Monterey, California (September 18 – 20).
  • Deaths

    January
  • 21 – Russell Procope (72), American clarinettist and alto saxophonist
  • March
  • 20 – Sonny Red (48), American alto saxophonist
  • April
  • 29 – Cat Anderson (64), American trumpeter
  • May
  • 12 – Frank Weir (70), British orchestra leader and saxophonist
  • 28 – Mary Lou Williams (71), African-American pianist, composer, and vocalist
  • August
  • 4 – Tommy Turk (53), American trombonist
  • 24 – Bill Coleman (77), American trumpeter
  • September
  • 9 – Helen Humes (68), American singer
  • 13 – Bob Bates (57), American upright-bassist
  • December
  • 15 – Samuel Jones (57), American upright-bassist, cellist and composer
  • Births

    March
  • 10 – Lars Horntveth, Norwegian multi-instrumentalist, band leader, and composer
  • August
  • 16 – Øystein Moen, Norwegian pianist and keyboarder
  • September
  • 3 – Jørgen Munkeby, Norwegian multi-instrumentalist and singer
  • References

    1981 in jazz Wikipedia


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