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Jazz Birthdays May 11 – 18

Jazz birthdays this week:
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),

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)
May 17:

Paul Quinichette (1916-1983),

Dewey Redman (1931) (pictured),

David Izenon (1932-1979),

Jackie McLean (1932)
May 18:

Pops Foster (1892-1969),

Big Joe Turner (1911-1985),

Kai Winding (1922-1983),

Jim McNeely (1949)

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