Herb Jeffries Biography
Jeffries first recordings were with Earl Hines And His Orchestra. He recorded with Duke Ellington from 1940 to 1942. His most famous song, "Flamingo", sold over 50 million copies.
In June 2010, at age 95, Jeffries gave a performance to raise funds for the Oceanside, California Unified School District's music program accompanied by the Big Band Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra under the direction of clarinetist Tad Calcara.