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Jazz Birthdays Oct. 5 – 11

Jazz birthdays this week include:

Oct. 5:

Jimmy Blanton (1918-1942),

Bill Dixon (1925),

Clifton Anderson (1957)
Oct. 6:

Sammy Price (1908-1992),

Norman Simmons (1929)
Oct. 7:

Jo Jones (1911-1985),

Larry Young (1940-1978)
Oct. 8:

J.C. Heard (1917-1988),

Hal Singer (1919),

Pepper Adams (1930-1986)
Oct. 9:

Mezz Mezzrow (1899-1972),

Elmer Snowden (1900-1973),

Lee Wiley (1915-1975),

Yusef Lateef (1920),

Abdullah Ibrahim (1934),

Chucho Valdes (1941),

Dave Samuels (1948),

Kenny Garrett (1960) (pictured)
Oct. 10:

Harry “Sweets” Edison (1915-1999),

Thelonious Monk (1917-1982),

Roy Kral (1921-2002),

Monk Montgomery (1921-1982),

Oscar Brown, Jr. (1926),

Junior Mance (1928),

Ed Blackwell (1929-1992),

Cecil Bridgewater (1942),

Johnny O’Neal (1956)
Oct. 11:

Art Blakey (1919-1990),

Billy Higgins (1936-2001),

Lester Bowie (1941),

Fred Hopkins (1947-1999)

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