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JAN EBERLE: Bio

My Story

Jan Eberle Schaberg began writing in 1993. She is the author of the biography The Eberle Named Ray and co-author of the biography The Transparent Veil. Her passion for writing children’s books and composing music for two of them is a reflection of her support for high quality children’s literature and education. Over time, Jan also became a contributing freelance writer for The American Legion Magazine where several of her articles were published. Jan has also been involved in two scholarship foundations. She led fundraisings for the Ray Eberle Scholarship, named for her late father, and most recently she became a member of the Gulf Coast Foundation scholarship selection committee. Jan enjoys and continues to support today’s youth.

Jan Eberle began her  career in 1980 as featured band vocalist for The Vincent Lopez Orchestra. Beginning in Philadelphia and Atlantic City, she branched quickly throughout the tri-state area to sold-out crowds. Miss Eberle performed many of the songs her father, big band singing legend, Ray Eberle, made famous with The Glenn Miller Orchestra, but incorporated her unique style into each of her arrangements.  In the 1980’s, Jan hosted and engineered a popular one hour radio program  highlighting the era she had become such an extended part of.  Today, she hosts the Internet radio program, “Swing Museum with Jan Eberle”  on KSAV.org 

Jan is proud of the release of her first album, titled, Blue Champagne. In 2006, she made a first trip to Europe, singing in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Bedford, England. In 2007, she returned to the U.K. for an historic performance with The John Miller Orchestra marking the first time in 65 years that a Miller and Eberle shared a stage.   

Most notably, Miss Eberle filmed the music video, ‘White Cliffs of Dover’, a corner piece of a documentary in Europe dedicated to the WWII soldiers who died and were missing in the Netherlands region. Her video work was used as a campaign to adopt 8000 Missing Soldiers listed on the wall at Margraten Cemetery commemorating their ultimate sacrifices.