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Jazz Birthdays, July 21 – 27

Jazz birthdays this week include:

July 21:

Helen Merrill (1929),

Sonny Clark (1931-1963),

Plas Johnson (1931),

Franklin Kiermyer (1956)
July 22:

Al Haig (1924-1982),

Bill Perkins (1924),

Junior Cook (1934),

Don Patterson (1936-1992),

Al Di Meola (1954),

Joshua Breakstone (1955)
July 23:

Emmett Berry (1915),

Richie Kamuca (1930-1977),

Steve Lacy (1934) (pictured),

L. Subramanian (1947)
July 24:

Billy Taylor (1921),

Mike Mainieri (1938),

Charles McPherson (1939),

Jon Faddis (1953)
July 25:

Johnny Hodges (1907-1970),

Annie Ross (1930),

Don Ellis (1934-1978)
July 26:

Erskine Hawkins (1914-1993),

Louie Bellson (1924),

Charlie Persip (1929),

Joanne Brackeen (1938)
July 27:

Charlie Queener (1923),

Charlie Shoemake (1937),

Barbara Thompson (1944),

Jean Toussaint (1960)

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