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Jazz Birthdays May 31 – June 6

Ted Curson

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), Connie Crothers (1941)

June 3: Dakota Staton (1932-2007), Ted Curson (1935), Grachan Moncur III (1937), Jack Wilkins (1944)

June 4: Britt Woodman (1920-2000), Morgana King (1930), Oliver Nelson (1932-1975), Anthony Braxton (1945), Paquito D’Rivera (1948), Winard Harper (1962)

June 5: Specs Powell (1922-2007), Pete Jolly (1932-2004), Misha Mengelberg (1935), Jerry Gonzalez (1949), Peter Erskine (1954)

June 6: Jimmie Lunceford (1902-1947), Al Grey (1925-2000), Grant Green (1931-1979), Monty Alexander (1944)

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