04/26/09

Jazz Birthdays April 26 - May 2

April 26: Ma Rainey (1886-1939), Jimmy Giuffre (1921-2008), Teddy Edwards (1924-2003)

April 27: Matty Matlock (1907-1978), Connie Kay (1927-1994), Ruth Price (1938), Freddie Waits (1943-1989), Tommy Smith (1967)

April 28: Mario Bauza (1911-1993), Blossom Dearie (1926), John Tchicai (1936), Steve Khan (1947)

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Shirley Horn

April 29: Duke Ellington (1899-1974), Toots Thielemans (1922), Ray Barretto (1929-2006), Claus Ogermann (1930), Andy Simpkins (1932-1999), George Adams (1940-1992)

April 30: Percy Heath (1923-2005), Dick Twardzik (1931-1955), Abdul Wadud (1947)

May 1: Ira Sullivan (1931), Shirley Horn (1934-2005), Carlos Ward (1940), James Newton (1953)

May 2: Spiegle Wilcox (1903-1999), Bing Crosby (1904-1977), Richard “Groove” Holmes (1931-1991)

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