Happy Birthday Harry Sheppard

April 1, 1928

 

A tribute to one of the all-time great vibraphonist

Vibraphonist Harry Sheppard was Born April 1, 1928 and raised in Worchester, MA where he got is first music lessons at 8 from his brother.

Moved to NYC where he began his professional career.

His first professional gig in New York was was with the Sol Yaged Quintet.

He’s played with Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers, Ben Webster, Red Allen, Cozy Cole, Sol Yaged, Georgie Auld, Clark Terry, Al Cohn, Zoot Sims, Lana Cantrell, Billie Holiday, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Ben Webster, Barbra Streisand, Doc Severinsen, and Coleman Hawkins

And he’s still swinging!

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