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|1956 in jazz|
Musicians performing in Tom's Tavern club at Gonzalez and Railroad streets: Pensacola, Florida, 1956
|Decade||1950s in jazz|
|Music||1956 in music|
|Standards||List of post-1950 jazz standards|
|See also||1955 in jazz – 1957 in jazz|
This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1956.
- 5 – The 5th Newport Jazz Festival started in Newport, Rhode Island (July 5 – 7).
- 7 – Duke Ellington and his band performs at the Newport Jazz Festival. The album Ellington at Newport devises a landmark performance which is capped by an amazing tenor saxophone solo by Paul Gonsalves on "Diminuendo" and "Crescendo in Blue".
- The guitarist Mundell Lowe brings pianist Bill Evans to the attention of Orin Keepnews and Bill Grauer of Riverside records.
- Dizzy Gillespie meets Argentine pianist Lalo Schifrin and is impressed. Dizzy continues to gravitate to the Latin rhythms.
- Miles Davis and his quintet record four records (Cookin' , Relaxin' , Workin' and Steamin' ) for Prestige, spending only two days in the studio to complete. Miles also records 'Round about Midnight on the Columbia label.
- Charles Mingus: Pithecanthropus Erectus
- Modern Jazz Quartet: Fontessa
- Thelonious Monk: Brilliant Corners
- Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus
- Peggy Lee: Black Coffee
- George Russell:The Jazz Workshop
- Lennie Tristano: Manhattan Studio/ New York Improvisations
- Max Roach: Plus Four
- John Lewis: Grand Encounter
- Horace Silver: Six Pieces of Silver
- Kenny Burrell: All Night Long
- Lucky Thompson: Tricotism
- Phineas Newborn: Piano Artistry
- Miles Davis: Round About Midnight
- Zoot Sims: Tonite's Music Today
- Rosemary Clooney: Blue Rose
- Mel Torme: Touch
- Quincy Jones: This Is How I Feel About Jazz
- Stan Kenton: Cuban Fire!
- Chris Connor: Chris Connor
- Jimmy Giuffre: The Jimmy Giuffre Clarinet
- Jimmy Smith: A New Star A New Sound
- Cecil Taylor: Jazz Advance
- John Serry Sr.: Squeeze Play
- Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers: The Jazz Messengers
- 13 – Don Kirkpatrick, American pianist and arranger (born 1905).
- 15 – Adrian Rollini, American bass saxophonist (born 1903).
- 30 – Valaida Snow, African-American jazz musician and entertainer (born 1904).
- 11 – Frankie Trumbauer, American saxophonists (born 1901).
- 7 – Alex Hyde, American bandleader and violinist (born 1898).
- 11 – Ernst Höllerhagen, German reedist (born 1912).
- 8 – Fred Rich, Polish-born American bandleader and composer (born 1898).
- 5 – Art Tatum, American pianist and virtuoso (born 1909).
- 7 – Una Mae Carlisle, American singer, pianist, and songwriter (born 1915).
- 20 – Achille Baquet, American clarinetist and saxophonist (born 1885).
- 26 – Tommy Dorsey, American trombonist, trumpeter, composer, and bandleader (born 1905).
- 1 – Ziad Rahbani, Lebanese composer, pianist, playwright, and political commentator.
- 7 – Steve Williams, American drummer.
- 21 – Kevin Norton, American percussionist and composer.
- 23 – Ralph Carney, American saxophonist and clarinetist, Tin Huey (died 2017).
- 24 – Mitchel Forman, American keyboardist.
- 26 – Steve Dobrogosz, American pianist and composer.
- 15 – Nils Landgren, Swedish trombone player.
- 20 – Riccardo Del Fra, Italian upright bassist, bandleader, composer, and arranger.
- 28 – Jens Wendelboe, Norwegian trombonist and orchestra leader.
- 2 – Danilo Terenzi, Italian trombonist and composer (died 1995).
- 4 – Kermit Driscoll, American bassist.
- 2 – Károly Binder, Hungarian pianist.
- 3 – Tessa Souter, English singer, songwriter, and writer.
- 4 – Gary Smulyan, American baritone saxophonist.
- 9 – Michael Hashim, American jazz alto saxophonist.
- 16 – T Lavitz, American keyboardist, composer and producer (died 2010).
- 19 – Denardo Coleman, American drummer.
- 27 – Anna Lyman, Canadian Jazz, Latin Vocalist composer, and recording artist of Mexican American extraction.
- 5 – Mary Coughlan, Irish jazz and folk singer, and actress.
- 8 – Jean-Marc Jafet, French bassist and guitarist.
- 13 – Oskar Aichinger, Austrian pianist.
- 14 – Bruce Forman, American guitarist.
- 15 – Mathias Claus, German jazz pianist and composer.
- 21 – Wolfgang Puschnig, Austrian saxophonist.
- 26 – Quanti Bomani, Afro-Caribbean multi-instrumentalist and composer.
- 5 – Kenny G, American saxophonist.
- 8 – Uri Caine, American pianist and composer.
- 11 – Jamaaladeen Tacuma, American bassist.
- 19 – Aaron Scott, American composer and drummer.
- 26 – Bill Cunliffe, American jazz pianist and composer.
- 27 – Maria João, Portuguese singer.
- 5 – Billy Jenkins, English guitarist, composer, and bandleader.
- 6 – John Jorgenson, American guitarist and banjo player, Desert Rose Band and Hellecasters.
- 17 – Lucien Barbarin, American trombonist.
- 18 – Hein van de Geyn, Dutch upright bassist, composer and band leader.
- 19 – Marit Sandvik, Norwegian singer.
- 21 – Franklin Kiermyer, Canadian drummer, composer and bandleader.
- 24 – Denis Colin, French bass clarinettist and composer.
- 26 – Wayne Krantz, American guitarist.
- 13 – Gast Waltzing, Luxembourgian trumpeter and composer.
- 15 – Lorraine Desmarais, French-Canadian jazz pianist and composer.
- 24 – Mimi Fox, American guitarist and educator.
- 29 – Doug Raney, American guitarist (died 2016).
- 1 – Hilde Hefte, Norwegian singer.
- 8 – Eivin One Pedersen, Norwegian accordionist and pianist (died 2012).
- 12 – Brian Lynch, American trumpeter.
- 15 – Ned Rothenberg, American multi-instrumentalist and composer.
- 19 – Wolfgang Lackerschmid, German vibraphonist, bandleader, and composer.
- 20 – Steve Coleman, African-American saxophonist, composer and band leader.
- 9 – Geir Langslet, Norwegian pianist.
- 10 – Johnny O'Neal, American pianist and vocalist.
- 20 – Martin Taylor, British guitarist.
- 22 – Jane Bunnett, Canadian soprano saxophonist, flautist, and bandleader.
- 26 – Mike LeDonne, American pianist and organist.
- 27 – Ben Besiakov, Danish pianist and keyboardist.
- 28 – Liz Story, American pianist and composer.
- 29 – David Chesky, American pianist, composer, producer, arranger, and co-founder of the label Chesky Records.
- 31 – Bob Belden, American saxophonist, arranger, composer, bandleader, and producer (died 2015).
- 1 – Tim Landers, American bass guitarist, composer and record producer.
- 2 – Frank Kimbrough, American pianist.
- 10 – Louis Mhlanga, Zimbabwean guitarist.
- 12 – Satoshi Inoue, Japanese guitarist.
- 18 – Tiziano Tononi, Italian percussionist and composer.
- 3 – Rob Waring, American-Norwegian vibraphonist.
- 5 – Randy Johnston, American guitarist.
- 12 – Geir Holmsen, Norwegian bassist.
- 18 – Chris Murrell, American singer (died 2017).
- 21 – Zeena Parkins, American harpist.
- 24 – Ralph Moore, English saxophonist.
- 27 – Karl Denson, American saxophonist, flutist, and vocalist.
- Chris Wilson, Australian singer and guitarist (died 2019).
- Lee Pui Ming, Hong Kong-born American pianist, vocalist, and composer.
- Nicola Stilo, Italian flautist, guitarist, and pianist.
- Raymond Strid, Swedish drummer.
- Reiner Michalke, German musician and artistic director of the Moers Festival.
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- Bailey, C. Michael (2005-08-10). "Duke Ellington: The Complete Live At Newport 1956". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
- "Oskar Aichinger". RateYourMusic.com. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
- "Gast Waltzing". RateYourMusic.com. Retrieved 2018-04-03.
- "В Осло умер Михаил Альперин". lenta.ru (in Russian). 2018-05-11. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
- Carmody, Broede (2019-01-17). "'Magnificent Australian': Chris Wilson dies after cancer diagnosis". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2019-01-18.
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