Free Phoebe Jacobs Tribute in NYC May 24
Famed Jazz Publicist Died April 9
A tribute to Phoebe Jacobs, the renowned jazz publicist who died April 9, will take place May 24 at 1 p.m. at Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th St. in Manhattan. Presented by the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation and Jazz at Lincoln Center, the event will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis as well as Jon Faddis, Lew Soloff, Mercedes Ellington, Bobby Sanabria, Antoinette Montague, Robert O'Meally, Victor Goines, Bob Stewart, Stanley Crouch, Norma Miller, Brianna Thomas, George Wein, and more.
The event is open to the public and there will be no printed tickets. Doors will open at 12:30pm, and attendees will be seated on a first come, first served basis.
Jacobs worked with such jazz luminaries as Ella Fitzgerald, Sy Oliver, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington,and Della Reese. She also worked closely for many years with Louis Armstrong, for whom she began as a public relations specialist and, in 1969, assisted in organizing the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation.