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Jazz Birthdays Nov. 16 – 22

Jazz birthdays this week include:

Nov. 16:

W.C. Handy (1873-1958)

Eddie Condon (1905-1973)
Nov. 17:

George Masso (1926),

David Amram (1930),

Roswell Rudd (1935)
Nov. 18:

Johnny Mercer (1909-1976),

Claude Williamson (1926),

Sheila Jordan (1928),

Don Cherry (1936-1995),

Bennie Wallace (1946),

Cindy Blackman (1959) (pictured)
Nov. 19:

Tommy Dorsey (1905-1956),

Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967),

Bill Allred (1936),

Kenny Werner (1951),

Vincent Herring (1964)
Nov. 20:

June Christy (1925-1990),

Geoff Keezer (1970)
Nov. 21:

Charlie Johnson (1891-1959),

Coleman Hawkins (1904-1969),

Sal Salvador (1925-1999),

Peter Warren (1935),

Alphonse Mouzon (1948),

Rainer Bruninghaus (1949)
Nov. 22:

Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981),

Horace Henderson (1904-1988),

Jimmy Knepper (1927),

Ron McClure (1941)

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