Archie Shepp

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Birthday
24, 1937
Birthplace
Florida
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
24, 1937 (age 81)
Birthplace
Florida

About

Best known for his work with the New York Contemporary Five and his avant-garde jazz playing.

Before Fame

He studied drama at Goddard College from 1955 to 1959 before turning to music professionally.

Trivia

He has been at the forefront of experimental jazz, featuring harmonica players and spoken words artists in his ensemble.

Family Life

His father worked a series of blue collar jobs and introduced him to music at a young age.

Associated With

He gained much acclaim for his collaborations with jazz trumpet legend John Coltrane.