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Jazz Birthdays May 21-27

Jazz birthdays this week include:

May 21: Fats Waller (1904-1943), Bill Holman (1927), Larance Marable (1929)

May 22: Sun Ra (1914-1993), Jackie Cain (1928), Kenny Ball (1930), Dick Berk (1939), Eddy Louiss (1941)

May 23: Artie Shaw (1910-2004), 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), Charles Earland (1941-1999)

May 25: Jimmy Hamilton (1917-1994), Marshall Allen (1924), Gary Foster (1936), Christof Lauer (1953), Wallace Roney (1960)

May 26: Mamie Smith (1883-1946), Shorty Baker (1914-1966), Ziggy Elman (1914-1968), Peggy Lee (1920-2002), Miles Davis (1926-1991), Lew Tabackin (1940)

May 27: Albert Nicholas (1900-1973), Bud Shank (1926), Ramsey Lewis (1935), Niels-Henning Orsted-Pederson (1946-2005), Dee Dee Bridgewater (1950), Nat Reeves (1955), Gonzalo Rubalcaba (1963)

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