1959 in jazz
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|1959 in jazz|
The "Milan College Jazz Society"
|Decade||1950s in jazz|
|Music||1959 in music|
|Standards||List of post-1950 jazz standards|
|See also||1958 in jazz – 1960 in jazz|
This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1959.
- 4 – 1st Annual Grammy Awards
- Ella Fitzgerald awarded Best Vocal Performance, Female for the album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook, and Best Jazz Performance, Individual for the album Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook.
- Count Basie awarded Best Jazz Performance, Group and Best Performance by a Dance Band for the album Basie.
- Billy May awarded Best Performance by an Orchestra for the album Billy May's Big Fat Brass.
- 29 – 2nd Annual Grammy Awards
- Frank Sinatra awarded Album Of The Year, Best Arrangement, and Best Vocal Performance, Male for the song "Come Dance With Me".
- Ella Fitzgerald awarded Best Vocal Performance, Female for the song "But Not for Me", and Best Jazz Performance - Soloist for the album Ella Swings Lightly.
- Jonah Jones awarded Best Jazz Performance Solo or Small Group for the album I Dig Chicks.
- Duke Ellington awarded Best Musical Composition First Recorded and Released in 1959 (more than 5 minutes duration), and Best Performance by a Dance Band, and Best Sound Track Album - Background Score from a Motion Picture or Television for composition and soundtrack for the Motion Picture Anatomy of a Murder.
- Nat King Cole awarded Best Performance by a "Top 40" Artist for "Midnight Flyer".
- Andre Previn, Ken Darby awarded Best Sound Track Album, Original Cast - Motion Picture or Television for the Motion Picture Porgy and Bess.
- Dave Brubeck - Time Out (Columbia)
- Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come (Atlantic)
- Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (Columbia)
- Jimmy Smith - The Sermon! (Blue Note)
- Johnny Hodges and Duke Ellington - Back to Back: Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges Play the Blues (Verve)
- Milt Jackson and John Coltrane - Bags & Trane (Atlantic)
- Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um (Columbia)
- John Coltrane - Giant Steps (Atlantic)
- Art Pepper - Art Pepper + Eleven – Modern Jazz Classics (Contemporary/OJC)
- Horace Silver - Blowin' the Blues Away, Finger Poppin' (Blue Note)
- Cannonball Adderley & John Coltrane - Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago (Mercury)
- Sun Ra and His Arkestra - Jazz in Silhouette (Saturn)
- Bill Evans Trio - Portrait in Jazz (Riverside)
See also: List of post-1950 jazz standards
- Alphonse Trent, American jazz pianist and territory band leader
- Avery Parrish,
- Baby Dodds,
- Billie Holiday,
- Boyce Brown,
- Boris Vian, French polymath: writer, poet, musician, singer, translator, critic, actor, inventor and engineer.
- Charlie Johnson,
- Ed Cuffee,
- Hal McIntyre, American saxophonist, clarinetist, and bandleader
- Ivie Anderson, American jazz singer
- Lawrence Marrero, American jazz banjoist
- Lester Young,
- Minor Hall,
- Omer Simeon,
- Shadow Wilson,
- Sidney Bechet,
- Sidney Desvigne,
- Akira Jimbo, Japanese drummer
- Alan Barnes,
- Anjani, singer-songwriter and pianist
- Antoine Hervé, composer and pianist
- Antonio Ciacca,
- Bill Ware, vibraphonist
- Billy Drummond, drummer
- Bjørn Jenssen, Norwegian drummer
- Brian Setzer, guitarist, singer and songwriter
- Burhan Öçal,
- Cindy Blackman, drummer
- Cleveland Watkiss,
- Conrad Herwig, trombonist
- Corinne Drewery, singer
- Dale Barlow,
- Del Rey,
- Dennis Chambers, drummer
- Dominique Di Piazza, electric bass player
- Drew Gress, double-bassist and composer
- Elin Rosseland, Norwegian singer
- Ellery Eskelin, tenor saxophonist
- Ernesto Rodrigues,
- Frank Lacy, trombonist
- François Bourassa, Canadian pianist
- Frode Fjellheim, Norwegian keyboardist and joiker
- Gaute Storaas, Norwegian bass guitarist and composer
- Graham Clark, English violinist
- Gregg Bissonette, American drummer
- Jeff Harnar, American singer
- Joe Locke, American vibraphonist
- John Patitucci, American bass player
- Kåre Thomsen, Norwegian guitarist
- Ken Peplowski, American clarinetist and tenor saxophonist
- Kevyn Lettau, Brazilian vocalist
- Kris Defoort, pianist and composer
- Marcus Miller, American bassist
- Michael Philip Mossman, trumpeter
- Nguyên Lê, French-Vietnamese guitarist
- Nils Jansen, Norwegian saxophonist
- Nils Mathisen, Norwegian keyboardist
- Ole Hamre, Norwegian drummer
- Omar Hakim, drummer
- Otomo Yoshihide,
- Ottmar Liebert,
- Paul Goldberg, drummer
- Per Hillestad, Norwegian drummer
- Phil Roy, American singer
- Rebecca Jenkins, Canadian actress and singer
- Rene Van Verseveld,
- Ronnie Burrage, drummer
- Russ Gershon, saxophonist and composer
- Russel Walder, oboist
- Sade Adu, singer-songwriter
- Scott Robinson,
- Sheldon Reynolds, guitarist
- Sigurd Køhn, Norwegian saxophonist
- Stanley Jordan, guitarist and pianist
- Sue Terry, saxophonist and composer
- Sweet Baby J'ai, American singer
- Ted Rosenthal, pianist
- Tony Reedus, drummer
- Vicki Genfan, American multi-instrumentalist
- Zim Ngqawana, South African flautist and saxophonist
- Grammy Awards of 1959
- "Grammy Awards 1959 (May)". AwardsandShows.com. Retrieved 2016-05-03.
- "Newport Jazz Festival 1959 Poster". Rirocks.net. Retrieved 2016-05-03.
- Kaplan, Fred (2009-05-31). "How 1959 Changed the City and the World". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2010-01-02.
- "Grammy Awards 1959". AwardsandShows.com. Retrieved 2016-05-03.
- The New Real Book, Volume I. Sher Music. 1988. ISBN 0-9614701-4-3.
- The New Real Book, Volume II. Sher Music. 1991. ISBN 0-9614701-7-8.
- The New Real Book, Volume III. Sher Music. 1995. ISBN 1-883217-30-X.
- The Real Book, Volume I (6th ed.). Hal Leonard. 2004. ISBN 0-634-06038-4.
- The Real Book, Volume II (2nd ed.). Hal Leonard. 2007. ISBN 1-4234-2452-2.
- The Real Book, Volume III (2nd ed.). Hal Leonard. 2006. ISBN 0-634-06136-4.
- The Real Jazz Book. Warner Bros. ISBN 978-91-85041-36-7.
- The Real Vocal Book, Volume I. Hal Leonard. 2006. ISBN 0-634-06080-5.