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Published on Sep 7, 2013
It's HERB JEFFRIES 100th Birthday this month! The sole surviving member of Duke Ellington's Orchestra and the Earl Hines Orchestra wil be be celebrating his 100th birthday on September 24, 2013. The public is invited to his big birthday party that will take place on Sep 28-29, 2013 in Apple Valley, CA. FOR INFORMATION ON ATTENDING - contact: MARCELLA TAYLOR - (760) 985-1918 In this interview Herb Jeffries talks about starring in the ground breaking civil rights musical JUMP FOR JOY in 1941. It featured and all African/American cast with music by Duke Ellington and Billie Strayhorn. Herb Jeffries had the starring lead role. FOR PERMISSION TO USE ALL OR PART OF THIS INTERVIEW for media/print article about Herb Jeffries; PLEASE CONTACT : Tad Calcara firstname.lastname@example.org (801) 484-3777 thank you