04/19/09

Jazz Birthdays April 19-25

April 19: Tommy Benford (1905-1994)

April 20: Lionel Hampton (1909-2002), Burt Bales (1916-1989), Tito Puente (1923-2000), Ran Blake (1935), Beaver Harris (1936-1991), Hans Kennel (1939), Joe Bonner (1948)

April 21: Mundell Lowe (1922), Slide Hampton (1932), Pee Wee Ellis (1941)

April 22: Candido (1921), Charles Mingus (1922-1979), Lou Stein (1922-2002), Oliver Jackson (1933-1994), Paul Chambers (1935-1969), Don Menza (1936), Don Grusin (1941), Barry Guy (1947)

April 23: Jimmie Noone (1895-1944), Benny Harris (1919-1975), Bunky Green (1935), Alan Broadbent (1947), Kendra Shank (1958)

April 24: Frank Strazzeri (1930), Joe Henderson (1937-2001), Collin Walcott (1945-1984), Stafford James (1946)

April 25: Earl Bostic (1913-1965), Ella Fitzgerald (1918-1996), Willis “Gator” Jackson (1932-1987), Bobbi Humphrey (1950), Carl Allen (1957)

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