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Jazz Birthdays May 26 – June 1

Jazz birthdays this week include:

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),

Dee Dee Bridgewater (1950),

Nat Reeves (1955),

Gonzalo Rubalcaba (1963)
May 28:

Andy Kirk (1898-1992),

Tommy Ladnier (1900-1939),

Russ Freeman (1926),

Claudio Roditi (1946),

Arto Lindsay (1953)
May 29:

Eugene Wright (1923),

Dick Hafer (1927),

Freddie Redd (1928),

Ron Levy (1951),

Hilton Ruiz (1952),

Jim Snidero (1958),

Kenny Washington (1958)
May 30:

Frankie Trumbauer (1901-1956),

Sidney DeParis (1905-1967),

Benny Goodman (1909-1986),

Dave McKenna (1930)
May 31:

Otto Hardwicke (1904-1970),

Red Holloway (1927),

Albert “Tootie” Heath (1935),

Louis Hayes (1937),

Greg Abate (1947),

Paulinho DaCosta (1948),

Marty Ehrlich (1955),

Christian McBride (1972) (pictured)

June 1:

Hal McKusick (1924),

Lennie Niehaus (1929),

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