Alto saxophonist Benny Carter plays and sings his composition "Goodbye Blues" with The Chocolate Dandies.
Historic jazz concert at New York's Imperial Theater includes clarinetist Artie Shaw's new band that featured a string section.
Billy Strayhorn begins rehearsing his and Ellington's only Broadway show, "Beggar's Holidy," which closed after only four months.
Billie Holiday stages a comeback concert at Carnegie Hall (it also became an album) with a band that includes Roy Eldridge and Coleman Hawkins.
Duke Ellington at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Dave Brubeck Quartet plays concert in Copenhagen.
Nat King Cole's short-lived television show has Jazz at the Philharmonic as his guest, and plays in a rare jazz appearance with Stan Getz and Coleman Hawkins.
Eric Dolphy concert in Illinois is recorded for Blue Note Records.
Wes Montgomery performs at Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris.
Ahmad Jamal records concert in Paris.
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