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Jazz Birthdays April 29-May 5

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), Bing Crosby (1904-1977), Richard “Groove” Holmes (1931-1991)

May 3: Yank Lawson (1911-1995), John Lewis (1920-2001), Jimmy Cleveland (1926)

May 4: Maynard Ferguson (1928-2006), Lars Gullin (1928-1976), Don Friedman (1935), Ron Carter (1937)

May 5: Paul Barbarin (1899-1969), Cal Collins (1933-2001), Stanley Cowell (1941), Jack Walrath (1946), Marty Cook (1947)

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