1979 in jazz
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|1979 in jazz|
|Decade||1970s in jazz|
|Music||1979 in music|
|Standards||List of post-1950 jazz standards|
|See also||1978 in jazz – 1980 in jazz|
- The second Playboy Jazz Festival was held at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, with Bill Cosby as emcee.
- At the Montreux Jazz Festival, Oscar Peterson's performance, accompanied by Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen was recorded and later released as the album Digital at Montreux. Ella Fitzgerald also appeared, accompanied by the Count Basie Orchestra, and her performance was released as A Perfect Match.
- The Berkeley Jazz Festival featured Joni Mitchell, Jaco Pastorius, Don Alias, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams
- The headline act on Friday night of the Bracknell Jazz Festival was Rocket 88, a boogie-woogie big band including Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts and Ian Stewart the "6th Stone" on piano along with bassist Jack Bruce, London r'n'b legend Alexis Korner and an array of British horn-players.
- 1979 was the first year that the Copenhagen Jazz Festival was held.
- April 1979 the Concord Jazz Festival at Concord, California, features artists such as Ray Brown, Scott Hamilton, Don Menza with The Louie Bellson Orchestra and Dave Brubeck. Brubeck records his 1979 album release Back Home at this festival.
- Nambassa 1979 was the largest music event in New Zealand.
- The Mœrs festival was held at Moers in Germany. David Murray and the Sunny Murray Trio recorded Live at Moers during this festival.
- Beryl Bryden headlined the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands with Rod Mason and His Hot Five.
- At Havana Jam, in Havana, Cuba, the Saturday evening show on 3 March was launched by the CBS Jazz All-Stars, composed of Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Jimmy Heath, Arthur Blythe, Woody Shaw, Hubert Laws, Bobby Hutcherson, Willie Bobo, Cedar Walton, Percy Heath and Tony Williams.
- All That Jazz is released, an American musical film directed by Bob Fosse.
- Rova Saxophone Quartet: Removal of Secrecy
- Lesli Dalaba: Trumpet Songs And Dances
- Anthony Braxton: Alto Saxophone Improvisations
- Dollar Brand: African Marketplace
- Martial Solal: Four Keys
- Old And New Dreams: Old and New Dreams
- Terje Rypdal: Descendre
- Jack DeJohnette: Special Edition
- Andrew Cyrille: Nuba
- James Newton: Mystery School
- Art Pepper: Straight Life
- Anthony Davis: Hidden Voices
- Errol Parker: Doodles
- Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen: Dancing On The Tables
- Amina Claudine Myers: Song For Mother Earth
- George Lewis: Homage to Charles Parker
- Paul Motian: Le Voyage
- Bunky Green: Places We've Never Been
- John Surman: Upon Reflection
- Joseph Jarman: The Magic Triangle
- Max Roach & Anthony Braxton: One in Two
- Woody Shaw: Woody III
- Max Roach: Pictures In A Frame
- Ralph Towner: Solo Concert
- Kenny Wheeler: Around 6
- Billy Bang: Distinction Without A Difference
- Cecil McBee: Alternate Spaces
- Fred Anderson: Dark Day
- Al Di Meola: Splendido Hotel
- String Trio of New York: First String
- Pat Metheny: American Garage
- Billy Bang: Sweet Space
- Paul Lytton: The Inclined Stick
- Warren Vache: Polished Brass
- Eberhard Weber: Fluid Rustle
- Guenter Christmann: Weavers
- Michael Franks: Tiger in the Rain
- Jamie Cullum (20 August 1979-), British singer/songwriter, pianist, radio personality
- January 31-Grant Green, American jazz guitarist and composer
- Charles Mingus (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979)
- Blue Mitchell (March 13, 1930 – May 21, 1979)
- Stan Kenton (December 15, 1911 – August 25, 1979)
- Wilbur Ware (September 8, 1923 – September 9, 1979)
- "Live at the Concord Jazz Festival (Japan Mini-LP)". Rogue Digital, LLC. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
- "25th Fujitsu Concord Jazz Festival 2 DISC SET". Paper Dolls. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
- "Louie Bellson Inferno!: 150 Mph/Dynamite CD". CD Universe. Retrieved 2010-11-29.
- "Dave Brubeck Back Home CD". CD Universe. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
- "Lesli Dalaba, Wayne Horvitz, Polly Bradfield - Trumpet Songs And Dances". Discogs. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
- Jazz journal international, Volume 43. Billboard Limited. 1990.