1926 in jazz

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1926 in jazz
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A jazz ensemble playing in Berlin in the summer of 1926
Decade 1920s in jazz
Music 1926 in music
Standards List of 1920s jazz standards
See also 1925 in jazz1927 in jazz
List of years in jazz

This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1926.

Musicians born that year included Miles Davis and John Coltrane.


  • American author and dramatist Edna Ferber publishes the novel Show Boat, popularizing life in the Southern United States. Although Ferber never visited the south and invented her story from fictional minstrel themes, the real American Show Boats were steeped in the black Riverboat Jazz music of Mississippi and the Ohio Valley.[1]
  • American ragtime jazz pianist, bandleader and composer Jelly Roll Morton is signed by Victor and begins recording with the Red Hot Peppers, featuring Kid Ory, Omer Simeon, George Mitchell, Johnny St. Cyr, Barney Bigard, Johnny Dodds, and Baby Dodds.

Album releases[edit]



Jazz musician Miles Davis, photo by Tom Palumbo.
Czech jazz singer Vlasta Pruchova, Lucerna Hall, Prague 1985
Jazz guitarist Franco Cerri in Milano, Italy in September 2008

Music criticism[edit]

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Louis Armstrong - Cornet Chop Suey". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  3. ^ Ward, Geoffrey C., "Jazz: a history of America's music." Knopf, 2000. Pages 130, 131. ISBN 0-679-44551-X
  4. ^ [1] Larson, Thomas E.E. The history and tradition of jazz." Kendall Hunt Pub Co, 2002 Page 59. ISBN 978-0-7872-7574-7.
  5. ^ [2] Ratliff, Ben "The New York Times essential library: Jazz"a critic's guide to the 100 most important recordings." Times Books, 2002,Page 17. ISBN 978-0-8050-7068-2
  6. ^ Ward, Geoffrey C., "Jazz: a history of America's music." Knopf, 2000. Pages 136-137. ISBN 0-679-44551-X
  7. ^ Porter, Lewis (1999). John Coltrane: His Life and Music. University of Michigan Press. ISBN 0-472-08643-X. 
  8. ^ Chambers, J. K. (1998). Milestones: The Music and Times of Miles Davis. Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-80849-8. 
  9. ^ Lopes, Paul Douglas (2002). The Rise of a Jazz Art World. Cambridge University Press. p. 82. ISBN 0-521-00039-4. 
  10. ^ Porter, Lewis (1997). Jazz: A Century of Change. Schirmer Books. ISBN 0-02-864713-0. 
  11. ^ Blake, Jody (1999). Le Tumulte Noir: Modernist Art and Popular Entertainment in Jazz-Age Paris, 1900-1930. Penn State Press. p. 86. ISBN 0-271-01753-8.