1919 in jazz
|1919 in jazz|
"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 jazz – 1920 in jazz|
This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1919.
- In 1919, 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.
- 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.
- Sidney Bechet moves to New York City and joins Will Marion Cook's Southern Syncopated Orchestra and travels later travels to Europe where he discovers the soprano saxophone.
- February -James Reese Europe and his Hellfighters return home and soon go on a tour of the states .
- May 9- James Reese Europe is stabbed to death by Herbert Wright.
- In 1919 the popular standard "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" was published.
- Henry Ford, New Orleans jazz string bass player
- Henry Ragas, jazz pianist who played with the Original Dixieland Jass Band on their earliest recording sessions
- James Reese Europe, ragtime and early jazz bandleader, arranger, and composer
The musicians listed below were American unless otherwise stated.
- Al McKibbon, double bassist, known for his work in bop, hard bop, and Latin jazz
- Al Viola, jazz guitarist
- Anita O'Day, jazz singer
- Arnold Fishkind, jazz bassist
- Art Blakey, drummer and bandleader.
- Babs Gonzales,
- Barry Galbraith,
- Benny Harris,
- Bernard Anderson,
- Booty Wood,
- Buddy Morrow, trombonist and bandleader
- Calvin Jackson, pianist, composer and bandleader
- Don Cornell, singer
- Ella Johnson, vocalist
- Erwin Lehn,
- George Shearing, pianist
- Georges Henry,
- Georgie Auld, tenor saxophonist, clarinetist and bandleader
- Hal Singer, bandleader and saxophonist
- Henry Coker, trombonist
- Herbie Fields,
- Herbie Nichols, pianist and composer
- Herman Fowlkes, Jr.,
- Ike Isaacs, guitarist
- Israel Crosby, double-bassist
- Jim Chapin, drummer
- Joe Benjamin, bassist
- Joe Carroll, vocalist
- Joe McQueen, saxophonist
- John Malachi, pianist
- Johnny Bothwell, alto saxophonist and bandleader
- Johnny Desmond, singer
- Kenny Trimble, trombonist
- Lennie Tristano, pianist and composer
- Luther Henderson,
- Mary Ann McCall, vocalist
- Mercer Ellington,
- Moultrie Patten,
- Nat King Cole, pianist and vocalist
- Peck Morrison, bassist
- Peggy Mann, singer
- Randy Brooks (musician),
- Sadik Hakim, pianist and composer
- Shadow Wilson, drummer
- Snooky Young, trumpeter
- Steve Jordan, guitarist
- Tío Tom,
- Vic Lewis,