Clarinetist and bandleader Buster Bailey was born this day in 1902 in Memphis.
Trumpeter Charlie Teagarden, younger brother of trombonist Jack Teagarden, was born this day in 1913 in Vernon, Texas.
On this day in 1939, Bud Freeman and his Summa Cum Laude Orchestra recorded "The Eel."
On this day in 1940, Charlie Barnet recorded "Pompton Turnpike" for the Bluebird label.
Looking at today's hip happenings...
On the New York jazz scene... Henry Butler's group is at the Jazz Standard tonight through Sunday. The Yosuke Yamashita trio with Cecil McBee and Pheeroan Aklaff is at Iridium. Take 6 is at the Blue Note this week. The Mulgrew Miller trio is at the Village Vanguard. Alto saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc's quintet is at The Jazz Gallery tonight. Jeffrey Smith and his trio are at the Lenox Lounge in Harlem tonight and Saturday. Singer Carla Cook is at the New York Aquarium tonight for its Aquajazz series. Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing series features Latin jazz veteran Jimmy Bosch tonight. The Knitting Factory schedule includes Camper Van Beethoven, Koester, Gary Lucas and Min Xiao-Fen.
The Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz opens tonight at Bushnell Park in downtown Hartford, Conn., with Sabor Brasil, Nestor Torres and Gato Barbieri.
Pianist David Benoit is at Scullers in Boston tonight and Saturday. The Ken Clark organ trio is at Ryles in Cambridge tonight. The Count Basie Orchestra, led by Grover Mitchell, is at the Jazz at Sunset series at the Ecotarium in Worcester.
Pianist Cliff Habian's quartet is at the Cleveland Museum of Art tonight. Straight Six Dixie is at the Brunswick Recreation Center in Cleveland. Singer Jenna Mammina is at Nighttown in Cleveland tonight and Saturday.
The National Black Arts Festival opens tonight in Atlanta. Its 10-day run features Nnenna Freelon, Steve Turre Sextet, African Rhythms featuring Hugh Masekela, Randy Weston and others. See nbaf.org for details and the full schedule.
Ramona Collins is at The Bird of Paradise in Ann Arbor, Mich., tonight and Saturday.
In and around Chicago... tenor saxophonist George Coleman's quartet is at the Jazz Showcase. Skinny Williams is at Joe's BeBop Café and Jazz Emporium tonight. Ben Rudolph's evening show is followed by the weekly jam session at the Green Mill. The King Fleming trio is at Philander's in Oak Park.
In New Orleans... the Improvisational Arts Council is at the Blue Nile tonight. The Treme Brass Band is at Donna's. Rickie Castrillo and Dreamland are at Dos Jefes. Trumpeter Jeremy Davenport is at the Ritz Carlton's French Quarter Bar. Harold Batiste Presents the Next Generation at the Funky Butt. Louis Ford and Topsy Chapman are at Satchmo's jazz room at Harrah's. Leigh "Little Queenie" Harris is at the House of Blues Crossroads room.
Have Soul Will Travel is at Le Bon Temps Roule. Kim Prevost and Bill Solley are at Le Salon at the Windsor Court. Astral Project is at the Maple Leaf. Leroy Jones leads the band tonight at Preservation Hall. The Panorama Jazz Band is at the Seaport Cafe. The Ellis Marsalis Trio is at Snug Harbor. Jerry Jumonville and the New Orleans Jazz Vipers are at the Spotted Cat. The Dukes of Dixieland perform aboard the Steamboat Natchez's dinner cruise.
In California... Danielle LoPresti and The Masses, Kelly Bowen, Stephen Snyder, Richard Sellers, David Bloom, and Keith Jefferson with Tracy Niles and Lisa Sanders are at Dizzy's in San Diego. The Jennifer York quartet is at Steamers Jazz Cafe in Fullerton tonight. Crater is at the Stanford Jazz Festival in Palo Alto tonight. The Pharoah Sanders quartet is at the Catalina Bar and Grill in North Hollywood. The Terrance Blanchard Sextet is at Yoshi's in Oakland. Larry Vuckovich is at Bistro 339 and Bryce Rohde is at the Bix Restaurant and Supper Club in San Francisco tonight.
The Kenny Barron trio is in Salon, France tonight.
Omar Sosa is at Tondefestas in Tondela, Portugal, tonight with his septet.