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Jazz Birthdays, Nov. 23 – 29

Jazz birthdays this week include:

Nov. 23:

Ruth Etting (1897-1978),

Tyree Glenn (1912-1974),

Ray Drummond (1946)

Nov. 24: Scott Joplin (1868-1917), Teddy Wilson (1912-1986), Wild Bill Davis (1918-1995), Serge Chaloff (1923-1957), Al Cohn (1925-1988)

Nov. 25: Willie “The Lion” Smith (1897-1973), Willie Smith (1910-1967), Paul Desmond (1924-1977), Dick Wellstood (1927-1987), Etta Jones (1928-2001), Rusty Bryant (1929-1991), Nat Adderley (1931-2000)

Nov. 26: Mark Dresser (1952)

Nov. 27: Eddie South (1904-1962), Lyle Mays (1953), Michael Rabinowitz (1955), Maria Schneider (1960), Jacky Terrasson (1966)

Nov. 28: George Wettling (1907-1968), Gigi Gryce (1927-1983), Gato Barbieri (1934), Roy McCurdy (1936), Butch Thompson (1943), Dennis Irwin (1951)

Nov. 29: Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967), Ed Bickert (1932), Billy Hart (1940), Chuck Mangione (1940), Randy Brecker (1945) (pictured), Adam Nussbaum (1955)

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