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Jazz Birthdays Apr. 13 – 19

Jazz birthdays this week include:

Apr. 13:

Bud Freeman (1906-1991),

Teddy Charles (1928)
Apr. 14:

Shorty Rogers (1924-1994),

Gene Ammons (1925-1974),

Eliot Zigmund (1945)
Apr. 15:

Bessie Smith (1894-1937),

Richard Davis (1930),

Herb Pomeroy (1930)
Apr. 16:

Bennie Green (1923-1977),

Herbie Mann (1930),

Ulf Wakenius (1958),

Junko Onishi (1967)
Apr. 17:

Johnny St. Cyr (1890-1966),

Paul Smith (1922),

Chris Barber (1930),

Sam Noto (1930),

Warren Chiasson (1934),

Han Bennik (1942) (pictured),

Buster Williams (1942),

Jan Hammer (1948)
Apr. 18:

Tony Mottola (1918),

Leo Parker (1925-1962),

Ken Colyer (1928-1988),

Hal Galper (1938),

Danny Gottlieb (1953),

Andy Narell (1954)
Apr. 19:

Tommy Benford (1905-1994)

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