History of Jazz Timeline: 1907
New Orleans Blues trumpet pioneer Buddy Bolden runs amok and is committed to the state hospital at Angola on June 5. Buddy will spend the rest of his life there and will, sadly, never be recorded.
Trumpet player Rex Stewart of the Ellington orchestra is born in Philadelphia, Pa on February 22.
Trombone player Benny Morton of the Basie band is born in New York City on January 31.
Alto sax man Benny Carter is born in New York City on August 8.
Popular band leader Cab Calloway is born on December 24 in Rochester, N.Y.
Piano player Joe Turner (not Big Joe) is born in Baltimore, Md. on November 3.
Boogie Woogie piano player Albert Ammons is born in Chicago, Ill.
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