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Phoebe Jacobs, Jazz Publicist, Dies at 93

Also headed the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation

Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Phoebe Jacobs

Phoebe Jacobs, a longtime jazz publicist who also ran the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation and helped establish Armstrong’s Queens, N.Y., home as a museum, died April 9. She was 93. A cause was not disclosed but she had been ill in a New York hospital for two weeks.

During her career, Jacobs served as publicist for a plethora of jazz greats, including Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee and Benny Goodman.

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