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Jazz Birthdays, Feb. 9 – 15

Jazz birthdays this week include:

Feb. 9:

Walter Page (1900-1957),

Bill Evans (saxophonist; 1958) (pictured)
Feb. 10:

Chick Webb (1909-1939),

Sir Roland Hanna (1932-2002),

Walter Perkins (1932),

Rufus Reid (1944),

Lawrence “Butch” Morris (1947)
Feb. 11:

Claude Jones (1901-1962),

Sergio Mendes (1941),

Martin Drew (1944),

Didier Lockwood (1956)
Feb. 12:

Paul Bascomb (1912-1986),

Mel Powell (1923-1998)
February 13:

Wingy Manone (1900-1982),

Wardell Gray (1921-1955),

Buck Hill (1927)
Feb. 14:

Elliot Lawrence (1925),

Rob McConnell (1935),

Maceo Parker (1943),

Bill Laswell (1950)
Feb. 15:

Taft Jordan (1915-1981),

Kirk Lightsey (1937),

Nathan Davis (1937),

Marty Morell (1944),

Henry Threadgill (1944)

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