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Jazz Birthdays Dec. 28 – Jan. 3

Dec. 28: Earl “Fatha” Hines (1903-1983), Moe Koffman (1928-2001), Ed Thigpen (1930), Dick Sudhalter (1938-2008), Lonnie Liston Smith (1940), Ted Nash (1959), Michel Petrucciani (1962-1999)
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 (1928-2006), Jerry Granelli (1940), Lewis Nash (1958), Ron Affif (1965)
Dec. 31: Peter Herbolzheimer (1935), Jonah Jones (1909-2000), John Kirby (1908-1952), Gil Melle (1931-2004), Bernie Senensky (1944), Billy Taylor, Jr. (1925-1977)
Jan. 1: Oscar Celestin (1884-1954), Al McKibbon (1919-2005), Milt Jackson (1923-1999), Sonny Greenwich (1936), Neville Dickie (1937), Gianluigi Trovesi (1944), Susannah McCorkle (1946-2001), Chris Potter (1971)
Jan. 2: Nick Fatool (1915-2000)
Jan. 3: Wilbur DeParis (1900-1973), Preston Jackson (1902-1983), Herbie Nichols (1919-1963), John Jenkins (1931), James Carter (1969), Christopher Hollyday (1970)

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