1919 in jazz

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1919 in jazz
Royal Garden Blues cover.jpg
"Royal Garden Blues" sheet music cover.
Decade Pre-1920 in jazz
Music 1919 in music
Standards List of pre-1920 jazz standards
See also 1918 in jazz1920 in jazz

In 1919 in jazz, although 70 blacks were killed by white mobs, a monumental step was made when he NAACP promoted the slogan "The new Negro has no fear", which helped the cause of jazz.[1] The Original Dixieland Jazz Band visited England in 1919 and generated new interest in the new music. Swiss conductor Ernest Ansermet also delivered an accolade to Sidney Bechet in Revue Romande, considered the first serious article on jazz in history, and Bechet is lauded as a gifted musician by many classical European musicians.[1]

In 1919 the popular standard "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" was published. Births in that year included Art Blakey and Nat King Cole.




1919 sheet music cover for "Good Night Angeline" with photo of James Reese Europe and his famous 369th U.S. Infantry "Hell Fighters" Band


Art Blakey in 1985

The musicians listed below were American unless otherwise stated.


  1. ^ a b c d e "History of Jazz Time Line: 1919". All About Jazz. Retrieved December 4, 2010. 
  2. ^ Badger, Reid (1995). A Life in Ragtime: A Biography of James Reese Europe. New York, New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-506044-X.