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William Crayton "Pee Wee" Marquette (born in Montgomery, Alabama) is the former master of ceremonies at the Birdland jazz club in New York City. Marquette is under four feet tall, most likely three foot nine, and his high enthusiastic voice can be heard making the introductions on Art Blakey's 1954 record A Night at Birdland. His announcements are also documented on Blakey's other Birdland albums At the Jazz Corner of the World (1959) and Ugetsu (1963).
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