Eva Jessye

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Birth Name: Eva Jessye

Occupation: Composer

Place Of Birth: Kansas

Date Of Birth: January 20, 1895

Date Of Death: February 21, 1992

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Eva Jessye was born on the 20th of January, 1895. She was known for being a Composer. Famous for music directing the original productions of the respective George Gershwin and Virgil Thomson operas Porgy and Bess (1935) and Four Saints in Three Acts (1933), she is also remembered as America’s first internationally-acclaimed female choir conductor of African descent.

Eva Jessye was born in Kansas. After attending both Western University (in Kansas) and Langston University (in Oklahoma), she was appointed choral director at Maryland’s Morgan State College. Also a composer, she was responsible for a 1931 choral work titled The Life of Christ in Negro Spirituals, as well as for a 1927 collection of her choral arrangements of traditional spirituals. While in New York, she performed in a Eugene Ormandy-conducted music program at the Capitol Theatre.

Eva Jessye was a Aquarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Eva Jessye was born in 1890s.

Eva Jessye is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Eva Jessye was born in the Year of the Goat.

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REAL NAME: Eva Jessye
BIRTH SIGN: Aquarius



Zodiac Sign: Eva Jessye was a Aquarius. People of this zodiac sign like to have fun with friends, help others, fight for causes, are a good listener and dislike broken promises, being bored, and people who disagree with them. The strengths of this sign are being independent, original, while the weaknesses can be running from emotional expression, temperamental and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Aquarius is Leo and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Eva Jessye was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign enjoy being alone with their thoughts. They're creative thinkers, economic, cautitous and appreciate the arts, they can also be indecisive.

Ruling Planet: Eva Jessye had a ruling planet of Uranus and has a ruling planet of Uranus. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Neptune and Pluto, were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

Eva Jessye’s birth sign is Aquarius and she had a ruling planet of Uranus.

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