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Jazz Birthdays, Apr. 27 – May 3

Jazz birthdays this week include:

Apr. 27:

Matty Matlock (1907-1978),

Connie Kay (1927-1994),

Ruth Price (1938),

Freddie Waits (1943-1989),

Tommy Smith (1967)
Apr. 28:

Mario Bauza (1911-1993),

Blossom Dearie (1926) (pictured),

John Tchicai (1936),

Steve Khan (1947)
Apr. 29:

Duke Ellington (1899-1974),

Toots Thielemans (1922),

Ray Barretto (1929),

Claus Ogermann (1930),

Andy Simpkins (1932-1999),

George Adams (1940-1992)
Apr. 30:

Percy Heath (1923),

Dick Twardzik (1931-1955),

Abdul Wadud (1947)

May 1:

Ira Sullivan (1931),

Shirley Horn (1934),

Carlos Ward (1940),

James Newton (1953)
May 2:

Spiegle Wilcox (1903),

Bing Crosby (1904-1977),

Richard “Groove” Holmes (1931-1991)
May 3:

Yank Lawson (1911-1995),

John Lewis (1920-2001),

Jimmy Cleveland (1926)

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