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Jazz Birthdays May 10-16

May 10: Mel Lewis (1929-1990), Ahmed Abdullah (1947), Lorne Lofsky (1954), Philip Harper (1965)

May 11: King Oliver (1885-1938), J.C. Higginbotham (1906-1973), Freddie Roach (1931), Carla Bley (1938), Julian Joseph (1966)

May 12: Marshall Royal (1912-1995), Gerald Wiggins (1922), Gary Peacock (1935), Klaus Doldinger (1936)

May 13: Maxine Sullivan (1911-1987), Gil Evans (1912-1988), Red Garland (1923-1984), Ross Tompkins (1938-2006), Ronnie Foster (1950)

May 14: Sidney Bechet (1897-1959), Zutty Singleton (1898-1975), Stu Williamson (1933-1991)

May 15: Edmond Hall (1901-1967), Ellis Larkins (1923-2002), Joe Gordon (1928-1963), Karin Krog (1937)

May 16: Woody Herman (1913-1987), Eddie Bert (1922), Betty Carter (1930-1998), Billy Cobham (1944)

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