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Sunday, March 25 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Phoebe Jacobs Talks About Her Career in the Music Industry: A Thematic Interview with Judith Tick

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Jacobs oversaw public relations at two legendary venues in New York City, Basin Street East and the Rainbow Room and Rainbow Grill at Rockefeller Center, and can contribute to our understanding of the
music making which these spaces both enabled and constrained at a time during which jazz was fighting for its social life in the city. She also served as the publicist for such musicians as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Peggy Lee: public relations provided opportunities for women in an otherwise male dominated music industry.

Moderator: Judith Tick


Speakers
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Phoebe Jacobs

Phoebe Jacobs is Executive vice president of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation. Her archives are located at Columbia University and the Center for Black Music Research, Columbia College, Chicago. Her experiences and memories are documented in many jazz biographies, among them the lives of Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Peggy Lee, and Billy Strayhorn.   Abstract: | | "Phoebe Jacobs Talks About Her Career in the Music... Read More →
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Judith Tick

Judith Tick is a music historian specializing in American music and women’s history. A Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2004 as an “innovator in the field of musical biography.” She is writing a biography of Ella Fitzgerald.   Abstract: | | "Phoebe Jacobs Talks About Her Career in the Music Industry: A Thematic Interview with... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
NYU’s Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for University Life (KC) 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012