1899 – Born on November 9th in Chicago, Illinois. An American jazz clarinetist and saxophonist.
1920 – He was part of the White Chicago jazz scene, played with the Austin High Gang and recorded with the Jungle Kings and the Chicago Rhythm Kings.
1927 – Moved to New York and played with Eddie Condon.
1948 – Mezzrow moved to France where he recorded with Lee Collins and others.
1972 – Died on August 5th in Paris.