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Jazz Birthdays Dec. 25-31

Jazz birthdays this week include:

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)

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)

Dec. 29: Willie Humphrey (1900-1994), Snub Mosley (1905-1981), Stan Tracey (1926), Jerry Granelli (1940), Joe Lovano (1952), Lewis Nash (1958), Danilo Perez (1966)

Dec. 29: Willie Humphrey (1900-1994), Snub Mosley (1905-1981), Jerry Granelli (1940), Joe Lovano (1952), Lewis Nash (1958), Danilo Perez (1966)

Dec. 30: Jimmy Jones (1918-1982), Stan Tracey (1926), Jack Montrose (1928), Jerry Granelli (1940), Lewis Nash (1958), Ron Affif (1965)

Dec. 31: John Kirby (1908-1952), Jonah Jones (1909-2000), Gil Melle (1931)

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