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Jazz Birthdays May 18 – 24

May 18:

Pops Foster (1892-1969),

Big Joe Turner (1911-1985),

Kai Winding (1922-1983),

Jim McNeely (1949)
May 19:

Georgie Auld (1919-1990),

Cecil McBee (1935),

Sonny Fortune (1939),

Richard Teitelbaum (1939),

Tom Scott (1948)
May 20:

Louis Smith (1931),

Bob Florence (1932),

Charles Davis (1933),

Dino Saluzzi (1935),

Rufus Harley (1936),

Victor Lewis (1950),

Ralph Peterson, Jr. (1962)
May 21:

Fats Waller (1904-1943),

Bill Holman (1927),

Lawrence Marable (1929)
May 22:

Sun Ra (1914-1993),

Jackie Cain (1928),

Kenny Ball (1930),

Dick Berk (1939),

Eddy Louiss (1941)
May 23:

Artie Shaw (1910),

Humphrey Lyttelton (1921),

Rosemary Clooney (1928-2002),

Daniel Humair (1938),

Marvin Stamm (1939),

Famoudou Don Moye (1946),

Richie Beirach (1947),

Ken Peplowski (1959)
May 24:

Archie Shepp (1937) (pictured),

Charles Earland (1941-1999)

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