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Jazz Birthdays May 27-June 2

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)
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)
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)
June 1: Hal McKusick (1924), Lennie Niehaus (1929), Dan St. Marseille (1962)
June 2: Valaida Snow (1903-1956), Marty Napoleon (1921), Ernie Royal (1921-1983), Porky Cohen (1924-2004), Connie Crothers (1941)

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