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Today’s Soul Birthdays – April 7

April 7

Billie Holiday – American jazz and swing music singer. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had an innovative influence on jazz music and pop singing.

Ron Kersey – American keyboardist, songwriter, producer and arranger most known for writing the music to “Disco Inferno” by The Trammps.

Freddie Hubbard – American jazz trumpeter. He played bebop, hard bop, and post-bop styles from the early 1960s onwards. His unmistakable and influential tone contributed to new perspectives for modern jazz and bebop.


April 7