This Day in Jazz History On this day: February 21 1917Composer/pianist Tadd Dameron born in Cleveland, OH.1933Vocalist Nina Simone born in Tryon, NC.1954Drummer Art Blakey's Quintet with trumpeter Clifford Brown records "Live at Birdland." Search by Year Go! Disclaimer: Though we have checked our dates, this listing may contain erroneous information. If you discover errors or omissions, please report it to us. Thank you.