1940 in jazz

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1940 in jazz
Decade 1940s in jazz
Music 1940 in music
Standards List of 1940s jazz standards
See also 1939 in jazz1941 in jazz
List of years in jazz

This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1940.


Top hits of the year[edit]

On February 8, 1940, “How High the Moon” was introduced during the Broadway revue Two for the Show. The musical would run at the Booth Theatre for 124 performances. Music and Lyrics by Alfred Drake and Frances Comstock.[1]

Album releases[edit]



Einar Aaron Swan from newspaper article in Worcester Telegram 1927


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "How High the Moon (1940)", JazzStandards.com.