This Day in Jazz History On this day: March 28 1923Trumpeter/composer Thad Jones born in Pontiac, MI.1933Pianist Tete Montoliu born in Barcelona, Spain.1940Soprano saxophonist/clarinetist Sidney Bechet and cornetist Muggsy Spanier record "China Boy."1958"The Father of the Blues" W.C. Handy dies at 84.1962Jimmy Smith records "Bashin'" for Verve Records. 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.