Alan Jabbour was born on June 21, 1942, in Jacksonville, Florida and died on January 13, 2017.
He was an American musician and folklorist, and the founding director of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
During 1976 Alan Jabbour became the founding director of the American Folklife Center in the Library of Congress, continuing in that position for twenty-three years before stepping down from the directorship and retiring from federal service in 1999.
To remember his retirement, Alan Jabbour established the Henry Reed Fund for Folk Artists, named for his mentor and dedicated to projects in support of folk artists, especially those represented in the collections of the American Folklife Center.
Alan Jabbour passed away at 74 years old.