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WEAA Host Pays Tribute to Baltimore’s ‘First Lady Of Jazz’ Ethel Ennis

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WEAA Host of MasterClass, Robert Shahid was featured on WJZ for his tribute to Baltimore’s ‘First Lady Of Jazz’ Ethel Ennis. If you missed it, catch it here! 

Philadelphia native Robert E. Shahid grew up with a constant musical influence. His mother sang opera, his aunt composed and played piano, his grandfather sang in the famed Philadelphia Male Chorus, and his uncle was a legendary vibraphonist for Dave Brubeck, Lynn Hope, and Red Prysock. With those musical influences, Robert studied drums in high school and, after graduating from Florida A&M University, later founded The New Philadelphia Jazz Quintet.