Jane Harvey

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Jane Harvey (January 6, 1925, Jersey City, New Jersey as Phyllis Taff – August 15, 2013) was an American jazz singer, known for recording several tracks with famous musicians such as Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman during the 1940s.[1] Harvey began her musical career at Barney Josephson's nightclub, occasionally performing there.

In 1946, she joined Desi Arnaz's Orchestra, until she left in 1958 to raise her son, Bob Thiele Jr. She also entertained at military bases overseas with Bob Hope. During the late 1950s, she joined Duke Ellington's Orchestra. Around the time of her death, she performed locally, all over the Los Angeles area.[2]

Harvey died of cancer, at the age of 88, in her home. She is survived by her son, husband, and grandson.[3]


  1. ^ "Jazz Singer Jane Harvey Dies at 88". USA Billboard. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Jane Harvey, Jazz Vocalist and Performer, Dies at 88". Playbill. Archived from the original on 7 October 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Jane Harvey, jazz musician who performed with Benny Goodman, Desi Arnaz, dies". UPI. Retrieved 17 August 2013.

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