Phoebe Jacobs

by justindburton on April 13, 2012

This comes from Charlie McGovern:

Phoebe Jacobs, who lived a life in the music business and jazz world that will not be seen again, passed away this past week at 93. She recently appeared to a packed room of admirers and the curious at the IASPM/EMP pop con, where her stories and sense of humor won over everyone. She was gracious, sharp and still passionate about her musical heroes and friends, and much too modest about her own achievements during her long career. Most will remember her for her work on behalf of Louis Armstrong’s legacy, but she had a hand in all aspects of the business from her time as a teenage fan until her last years. Personally, I felt lucky to have spent a couple of days with her some years ago, and was so glad to see her again at EMP – it was the highlight of the conference for me. When she finished her hour plus conversation with historian Judith Tick, she asked, “Are we done? Good.”

Thanks, Ms. Jacobs.

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