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Jazz Birthdays Oct. 7-13

Jazz birthdays this week include:

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) (pictured left),

Dave Samuels (1948),

Kenny Garrett (1960)
Oct. 10:

Harry Sweets Edison (1915-1999),

Thelonious Monk (1917-1982),

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 (1941-1999),

Fred Hopkins (1947-1999)
Oct. 12:

Tubby Hall (1895-1946),

Melvin Rhyne (1936),

Michael Mossman (1959),

Harry Allen (1966)
Oct. 13:

Art Tatum (1909-1956),

Terry Gibbs (1924),

Ray Brown (1926),

Lee Konitz (1927),

Pharoah Sanders (1940),

Orphy Robinson (1960)

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