Harry Sheppard Day

April 1, 1928 – December 27, 2022

A tribute to one of the all-time great vibraphonist

Vibraphonist Harry Sheppard was born on April 1, 1928, and raised in Worcester, MA, where he received his first music lessons at the age of 8 from his brother.

He later moved to NYC to begin his professional career.

His first gig in New York was with the Sol Yaged Quintet. Throughout his career, he performed with renowned artists such as Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers, Ben Webster, Red Allen, Cozy Cole, Georgie Auld, Clark Terry, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Lana Cantrell, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Barbra Streisand, Doc Severinsen, and Coleman Hawkins.