Chicago south side native, Jeffery Tribble, Jr., has been a drummer since the age of three, ultimately, leading him to receive a music scholarship to Howard University. After graduating magna cum laude from Howard, Jeffery was accepted to The George Washington University Law School, where he received his Juris Doctorate in 2011. While in law school, Jeffery founded The MusicianShip, a non-profit organization that facilitates music lessons, experiences and opportunities for at-risk youth. Under Jeffery’s direction as CEO, The MusicianShip has grown from serving 2 students in 2009, to 1200 in 2018. The MusicianShip has a budget of over a half-million dollars, with a part and full-time staff of 30, and has garnered both financial and in-kind support from companies such as Google, Tidal, Hard Rock Cafe, Delta Airlines, Capital One, Wells Fargo, and Dropbox.
As a result of Jeffery’s work with The MusicianShip, he was named one of DC’s Top 30 Under 30 by WKYS/96.3, B.E. Modern Man by Black Enterprise Magazine, and one of Magic Johnson’s 32 Under 32. In 2013, Jeffery was inducted—as an honorary member—in to Phi Mu Alpha, the largest, oldest music fraternity in the world, after negotiating a partnership with the fraternity to help expand The MusicianShip around the nation.
In May of 2014, Jeffery completed a Nonprofit Executive Leadership Certificate Program at Georgetown University and, in 2017, was invited by Red Bull to be a contributor at their global social entrepreneur incubation academy. Jeffery just got married in November and loves to travel, having visited over 25 countries.