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Jazz Birthdays Dec. 22 – 28

Jazz birthdays this week include:
Dec. 22: Reunald Jones (1910-1989), Frank Gambale (1958), John Patitucci (1959)

Dec. 23:

Chet Baker (1929-1988),

Frank Morgan (1935)
Dec. 24:

Baby Dodds (1898-1959),

Jabbo Smith (1908-1991),

Ray Bryant (1931),

Chris McGregor (1936),

Woody Shaw (1944-1989),

Ralph Moore (1956)
Dec. 25:

Kid Ory (1886-1973),

Jim Robinson (1892-1976),

Wayman Carver (1905-1967),

Cab Calloway (1907-1994),

Pete Rugolo (1915),

Eddie Safranski (1918-1974),

Don Alias (1939),

Bob James (1939),

Ronnie Cuber (1941),

Don Pullen (1944-1995)
Dec. 26:

Monty Budwig (1929-1992),

John Scofield (1951) (pictured)
Dec. 27:

Bunk Johnson (1889-1949),

Johnny Frigo (1916),

Bill Crow (1927),

Walter Norris (1931),

T.S. Monk (1949)
Dec. 28:

Earl Fatha Hines (1903-1983),

Moe Koffman (1928-2001),

Ed Thigpen (1930),

Dick Sudhalter (1938),

Lonnie Liston Smith (1940),

Ted Nash (1959),

Michel Petrucciani (1962-1999)

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