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Jazz Birthdays, Feb. 17-23

Jazz birthdays this week include:

Feb. 17:

Buddy DeFranco (1923),

John Coates, Jr. (1938),

Fred Frith (1949)
Feb. 18:

Emile Barnes (1892-1970),

Harold Land (1928-2001)
Feb. 19:

Johnny Dunn (1897-1937),

Stan Kenton (1912-1979),

David Murray (1955)
Feb. 20:

Bobby Jaspar (1926-1963),

Nancy Wilson (1937),

Lew Soloff (1944),

Anthony Davis (1951),

Riccardo Del Fra (1956),

Iain Ballamy (1964)
Feb. 21:

Al Sears (1910-1990),

Tadd Dameron (1917-1965),

Eddie Higgins (1932),

Nina Simone (1933) (pictured left),

Herb Robertson (1951),

Warren Vache, Jr. (1951),

Chris Hunter (1957)
Feb. 22:

Jim Europe (1881-1919),

Rex Stewart (1907-1967),

Buddy Tate (1915-2001),

Joe Wilder (1922),

Joe LaBarbara (1948)
Feb. 23:

Hall Overton (1920-1972),

Johnny Carisi (1922)

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