1968 in jazz
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|1968 in jazz|
|Decade||1960s in jazz|
|Music||1968 in music|
|Standards||List of post-1950 jazz standards|
|See also||1967 in jazz – 1969 in jazz|
This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1968.
- 12 – The 2nd Montreux Jazz Festival started in Montreux, Switzerland (June 12 – 18).
- 30 – The 15th Newport Jazz Festival started in Newport, Rhode Island (June 30 – July 3).
- Bill Evans: Bill Evans at the Montreux Jazz Festival
- Michael Mantler: The Jazz Composer's Orchestra
- Chick Corea: Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
- Roscoe Mitchell: Congliptious
- Don Cherry: Eternal Rhythm
- Miles Davis: Filles de Kilimanjaro
- Peter Broetzmann: Machine Gun
- John Surman: John Surman
- Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Karyobin
- Kenny Wheeler: Windmill Tilter
- Modern Jazz Quartet: Under the Jasmin Tree
- Roland Kirk: Left & Right
- Sun Ra: Outer Spaceways Incorporated
- Horace Silver: Serenade to a Soul Sister
- Paul Horn: Inside the Taj Mahal
- McCoy Tyner: Expansions
- Gary Bartz: Another Earth
- Pat Martino: Baiyina
- Charles Tolliver: Paper Man
- Herbie Hancock: Speak Like a Child
- Miles Davis: Miles in the Sky
- Hugh Masekela: The Lasting Impression of Hugh Masekela
- Hugh Masekela: The Promise of a Future
- Hugh Masekela: Africa '68
- 5 – Luckey Roberts, American composer and stride pianistr (born 1887).
- 15 – Little Walter, American singer and harmonica player (born 1930).
- 27 – Frankie Lymon, American singer (heroin overdose) (born 1942).
- 15 – Wes Montgomery, American guitarist (born 1923).
- 26 – Ziggy Elman, American trumpeter (born 1914).
- 18 – Jack Bland, American banjoist and guitarist (born 1899).
- 9 – Jan Johansson, Swedish pianist (born 1931).
- 23 – Reinhold Svensson, Swedish pianist, Hammond organist, and composer (born 1919).
- Unknown date
- Eyvin Andersen, Danish organist, violinist, and composer (born 1914).
- Jay Wilbur, British bandleader (born 1898).
- 4 – Tim Lefebvre, American bass guitarist.
- 18 – Jukka Perko, Finnish saxophonist.
- 19 – Stochelo Rosenberg, Dutch guitarist.
- 22 – Rodney Whitaker, American upright bassist.
- 1 – Per Oddvar Johansen, Norwegian drummer.
- 2 – Rune Brøndbo, Norwegian keyboardist and guitarist.
- 21 – Vincent Courtois, French cellist.
- 22 – Arve Henriksen, Norwegian trumpeter and multiinstrumentalist.
- 24 – Sherman Irby, American alto saxophonist.
- 30 – Russ Nolan, American saxophonist.
- 1 – D'arcy Wretzky American bassist, The Smashing Pumpkins.
- 9 – Anthony Wilson, American guitarist.
- 19 – Kyle Eastwood, American bassist.
- 10 – David Gald, Norwegian guitarist.
- 16 – Finn Guttormsen, Norwegian bassist.
- 17 – Julia Hülsmann, German pianist and composer.
- 4 – Eric Alexander, American saxophonist.
- 18 – Ernie Hammes, Luxembourgian trumpeter, arranger, composer, and big band director.
- 20 – Frode Barth, Norwegian guitarist.
- 28 – Larry Goldings, American pianist, organist, and composer.
- 30 – Vahagn Hayrapetyan, Armenian pianist, singer, and composer.
- 14 – Ken Ford, American violinist.
- 30 – Sylvie Courvoisier, Swiss composer, pianist, and improviser.
- Unknown date
- Jean David Blanc, French film producer, writer, and jazz musician.