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JAN EBERLE: Bio

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Jan Eberle Schaberg has been involved with the Glenn Miller Scholarship Foundation since 2005. For several years, she led fundraising for the Ray Eberle Vocal Scholarship, named for her late father. After having recently been accepted into the Bradenton Kiwanis Club, Jan looks forward to continuing to support today’s youth.

Jan Eberle began her singing career in 1980 as featured band vocalist for The Vincent Lopez Orchestra. From Philadelphia to Atlantic City, she branched quickly throughout the tri-state area to sold-out crowds. She performed many of the songs her father, big band singing pioneer, Ray Eberle, made famous with The Glenn Miller Orchestra, but incorporated her unique style into each of her arrangements. In addition, Jan hosted and engineered a popular one hour radio program  highlighting the era she had become such an extended part of. "Swing Museum with Jan Eberle" is currently on hiatus. 

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 sixty-five years that a Miller and Eberle shared a stage.

Jan is the author of the 'The Eberle Named Ray', biography of her late father, singing pioneer, Ray Eberle.  In addition, she ghost-wrote "The Transparent Veil: The Judy Mitchell Story."  Most recently, she celebrated the publishing of her first children's book, titled, 'The Ant and the Grasshopper'. Her passion for writing children’s books 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.  

Most notably, Miss Eberle filmed the music video, ‘The White Cliffs of Dover’. It became a corner piece of a documentary in Europe dedicated to the World War II soldiers who died and were missing in the Netherlands region. She was accompanied by Europe's favorite and best-known orchestra, the Jack Million Band. Her video work was used as a campaign tool to adopt eight thousand Missing Soldiers listed on the wall at Margraten American Cemetery commemorating their ultimate sacrifice.