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Jazz Birthdays April 23-29

Jazz birthdays this week include:

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)

April 26: Ma Rainey (1886-1939), Jimmy Giuffre (1921), 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)

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

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