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Jazz Birthdays April 9-15

Jazz birthdays this week include:

April 9: Sharkey Bonano (1902-1972), Reuben Wilson (1933), Steve Gadd (1945)

April 10: Walter Bishop, Jr. (1927-1998), Fraser MacPherson (1928-1993), Claude Bolling (1930), Denny Zeitlin (1938), Joey DeFrancesco (1971)

April 11: John Levy (1912)

April 12: Johnny Dodds (1892-1940), Tommy Turrentine (1928), Herbie Hancock (1940), Marty Krystall (1951), Ryan Kisor (1973)

April 13: Bud Freeman (1906-1991), Teddy Charles (1928)

April 14: Shorty Rogers (1924-1994), Gene Ammons (1925-1974), Eliot Zigmund (1945)

April 15: Bessie Smith (1894-1937), Richard Davis (1930), Herb Pomeroy (1930)

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