Joe Shepley (1930-2016) was a trumpet player who performed on multiple Sesame Street albums in the 1970s.

A busy session musician, who also played flugelhorn, Shepley played on albums by George Benson, Don Sebesky, Grace Slick, Nina Simone, Dave Matthews, the Four Tops, and Billy Joel. Film soundtrack work included Midnight Cowboy, Pumping Iron, and The Wiz.


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