1939 in jazz
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|Standards||List of 1930s jazz standards|
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This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1939.
- The earliest formal books on jazz begin to appear, including Wilder Hobson's American Jazz Music and Frederick Ramsey and Charles Edward Smith's Jazzmen.
- Fletcher Henderson becomes the first black musician who is a regular member of a white big band when he joins Benny Goodman, although he does not became a featured artist in the band.
- Charlie Christian makes some revolutionary electric guitar records which allow to the guitar to play lead with the trumpet and the saxophone for the first time.
- The Duke Ellington Band experiences major success. Django Reinhardt records "Montmartre", "Solid Old Man", "Low Cotton" and "Finesse" with the band.
See also: List of 1930s jazz standards
- Ma Rainey, Blues singer
- Charlie Irvis, American jazz trombonist
- Chick Webb, American jazz and swing music drummer as well as a band leader.
- Herschel Evans, tenor saxophonist
- John Robichaux, American jazz bandleader, drummer, and violinist
- Louis Douglas, American dancer, choreographer, and music businessman
- Tommy Ladnier, American jazz trumpeter
- Abu Talib (musician), African American blues and jazz guitarist, singer, and harmonica player.
- Aladár Pege, Hungarian who was dubbed "the Paganini of double bass
- Alan Silva, American free jazz double bassist and keyboard player.
- Albert Dailey, American jazz pianist
- Andrew Cyrille, avant-garde jazz drummer.
- Andrzej Jastrzebski, Polish jazz tuba player.
- Andy Bey, jazz singer and pianist
- Art Themen, British saxophonist
- Bernard Purdie, American drummer
- Bill Watrous, American trombonist
- Brian Smith, saxophonist
- Bruce Cale, Australian double-bassist and composer
- Butch Warren, American double-bassist
- Carlos Emilio Morales, Cuban guitarist
- Carlos Lyra, Brazilian singer and composer
- Charles Gayle, American saxophonist, pianist, bass clarinetist, bassist and percussionist
- Chris Karan, Australian percussionist
- Chris Pyne, English trombonist
- Christer Boustedt, Swedish saxophonist and actor
- Cleveland Eaton, American double-bassist
- Csaba Deseo, Hungarian violinist
- David Batey,
- Dianne Brooks, American singer
- Dick Berk, American drummer and bandleader
- Dick Griffin, American trombonist
- Don Alias, American percussionist
- Elaine Delmar, English singer
- Enrico Rava, Italian trumpeter
- George Braith, American saxophonist
- Greetje Kauffeld, Dutch singer
- György Szabados, Hungarian pianist
- Hartmut Geerken,
- Hubert Laws, American flutist and saxophonist
- Hugh Masekela, South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and singer
- Idris Muhammad, American drummer
- Jair Rodrigues, Brazilian singer
- Jaki Liebezeit, German drummer
- James Booker,
- Jamey Aebersold, American saxophonist and music educator
- Jeanne Lee, American singer
- Joe McPhee,
- Joe Roccisano, American saxophonist and arranger.
- Joe Sample, American pianist, keyboard player and composer
- Kent Carter, American bassist
- Larry Harlow,
- Lou Gare, English saxophonist
- Mario Pavone, American bassist
- Mario Rivera,
- Marvin Stamm, American trumpeter
- Mary Stallings, American vocalist
- Masabumi Kikuchi, Japanese pianist and composer
- Michel Colombier, French composer, songwriter, arranger and conductor
- Mike Cotton,
- Mike Longo, American pianist and composer
- Nick Ceroli, American drummer
- Okay Temiz, Turkish percussionist and drummer
- Paul Winter, American saxophonist
- Phil Ranelin, American trombonist
- Richard Teitelbaum, American keyboardist
- Roger Kellaway, American composer, arranger and pianist
- Rosa King, American saxophonist/singer
- Sam Brown, guitarist
- Sonny Fortune,
- Steve Marcus, American saxophonist
- Tommy Stewart,
- Trevor Watts, English alto and soprano saxophonist
- Wayne Henderson, American trombonist and record producer
- Wilson Simonal, Brazilian singer
- Wojciech Karolak, Polish-born organist
- Zbigniew Namyslowski,
- "History of Jazz Time Line: 1939". All About Jazz. Retrieved December 2, 2010.