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Jazz Birthdays, Dec. 12-18
Date: December 12, 2004
Written By: JazzTimes

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Jazz birthdays this week include:
Dec. 12: Eddie Barefield (1909-1991), Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), Joe Williams (1918-1999), Bob Dorough (1923), Dodo Marmarosa (1925), Toshiko Akiyoshi (1929), John Hicks (1941), Grover Washington, Jr. (1943-1999), Tony Williams (1945-1997)

Dec. 13: Sonny Greer (1895-1982), Jackie Davis (1920), Reggie Johnson (1940), Mark Elf (1949)

Dec. 14: Budd Johnson (1910-1984), Clark Terry (1920) (pictured), Cecil Payne (1922), Phineas Newborn, Jr. (1931-1989), Leo Wright (1933-1991), John Lurie (1952), Dan Barrett (1955)

Dec. 15: John Hammond (1910-1987), Stan Kenton (1911-1979), Gene Quill (1927-1989), Barry Harris (1929), Curtis Fuller (1934), Dannie Richmond (1935-1988), Eddie Palmieri (1936)

Dec. 16: Andy Razaf (1895), Turk Murphy (1916), Johnny Hammond Smith (1933-1997), Joe Farrell (1937-1986), John Abercrombie (1944), Rene McLean (1946), Robben Ford (1951)

Dec. 17: Sy Oliver (1910-1988), Walter Booker (1933)

Dec. 18: Fletcher Henderson (1897-1952), Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson (1917-1988), Harold Land (1928-2001), Wadada Leo Smith (1941)


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