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Jazz Birthdays May 24-30

Sean Jones

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 (1926-2009), Ramsey Lewis (1935), Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (1946-2005), Dee Dee Bridgewater (1950), Nat Reeves (1955), Gonzalo Rubalcaba (1963)

May 28: Andy Kirk (1898-1992), Tommy Ladnier (1900-1939), Russ Freeman (1926-2002), Claudio Roditi (1946), Arto Lindsay (1953)

May 29: Eugene Wright (1923), Dick Hafer (1927), Freddie Redd (1928), Ron Levy (1951), Hilton Ruiz (1952-2006), Jim Snidero (1958), Kenny Washington (1958), Sean Jones (1978)

May 30: Frankie Trumbauer (1901-1956), Sidney DeParis (1905-1967), Benny Goodman (1909-1986), Dave McKenna (1930-2008)

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