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Jazz Birthdays July 26 – Aug. 1

July 26: Erskine Hawkins (1914-1993), Louie Bellson (1924-2009), Charli Persip (1929), Joanne Brackeen (1938)

July 27: Charlie Shoemake (1937), Barbara Thompson (1944), Jean Toussaint (1960)

July 28: Ikey Robinson (1904-1990), Jim Galloway (1936), Delfeayo Marsalis (1965)

July 29: Don Redman (1900-1964), Albert Wynn (1907-1973), Charlie Christian (1916-1942), Ellyn Rucker (1937)

July 30: Hilton Jefferson (1903-1968), James Spaulding (1937), David Sanborn (1945), Hal Smith (1953), Kevin Mahogany (1958)

July 31: Hank Jones (1918), Kenny Burrell (1931), Howard Levy (1951), Stanley Jordan (1959)

Aug. 1: Robert Cray (1953), Otomo Yoshihide (1959)

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