1981 in jazz

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1981 in jazz
Max Roach American Jazz Drummer with Odeon Pope saxophone in Keystone Korner photo by Jon Hammond 1981.jpg
Max Roach American Jazz Drummer with saxohonist Odeon Pope at Keystone Korner San Francisco Tuesday February 22nd 1981
Decade 1980s in jazz
Music 1981 in music
Standards List of post-1950 jazz standards
See also 1980 in jazz1982 in jazz
List of years in jazz

This is a timeline documenting events of Jazz in the year 1981.

Events[edit]

April[edit]

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Deaths[edit]

January
March
  • 20Sonny Red (48), American alto saxophonist
April
May
  • 12Frank Weir (70), British orchestra leader and saxophonist
  • 28Mary Lou Williams (71), African-American pianist, composer, and vocalist
August
September
December
  • 15Samuel Jones (57), American upright-bassist, cellist and composer

Births[edit]

March
  • 10Lars Horntveth, Norwegian multi-instrumentalist, band leader, and composer
August
September

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vossajazz". Vossajazz. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Nattjazz" (in Norwegian). Nattjazz. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  3. ^ "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 1981". Montreal International Jazz Festival. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  4. ^ "Moers Festival 1982". Moers Festival. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  5. ^ "Montreux Jazz Festival 1981 Setlists". Setlist.fm. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  6. ^ "North Sea Jazz Festival 1981". North Sea Jazz Festival. Retrieved 2016-04-30. 
  7. ^ "Monterey Jazz Festival 1981 Poster". EarlNewmanPrints.com. Retrieved 2016-04-30.