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Jazz Birthdays Feb. 5-11

Jazz birthdays this week include:

Feb. 5: Doug Watkins (1935-1962), Rick Laird (1941), Keith Ingham (1942), Art Lande (1947)

Feb. 6: Ernie Royal (1912-1983), Sammy Nestico (1924), Bernie Glow (1926)

Feb. 7: Eubie Blake (1883-1983), Ray Crawford (1924-1997), King Curtis (1934-1971)

Feb. 8: Lonnie Johnson (1899-1970), Buddy Morrow (1919), Pony Poindexter (1926-1988), Eddie Locke (1930), Joe Maneri (1930)

Feb. 9: Walter Page (1900-1957), Bill Evans (saxophonist; 1958)

Feb. 10: Chick Webb (1909-1939), Sir Roland Hanna (1932-2002), Walter Perkins (1932-20040), Rufus Reid (1944), Lawrence “Butch” Morris (1947)

Feb. 11: Claude Jones (1901-1962), Sergio Mendes (1941), Martin Drew (1944), Didier Lockwood (1956)

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