Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1937, he grew up in Philadelphia. He started playing tenor saxophone and piano in the early 1960's. He currently teaches music history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Shepp has collaborated with Cecil Taylor, John Coltrane and Yusef Lateef, and other jazz greats.
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