Jane Ellen


** Extremely limited openings now available for 2018; preference given to charitable or non-profit organisations, with desired programs of one hour or less. Fees available on request. Thank you for your patronage!

Oasis Albuquerque: American Square Shopping Center, Menaul & Carlisle NE

Beginning January 2018, some exciting changes will be made to my Oasis classes: all classes will now be 2 hours in length (rather than 90 mins), with a 10 minute break in the middle. This will allow me to play more songs in their entirety, spend more time chatting with class members during the break, share more stories, and play more videos when available.

Morning classes meet from 10.30-12.30pm; afternoon classes meet from 1-3pm.

  • 16 Jan   Hail, Hail Rock n Roll: Chuck Berry, 1-3pm
  • 19 Jan   Miss Chevrolet: Singer Dinah Shore, 10.30-12.30pm
  • 23 Jan-20 Apr  Singing the Showtunes: 9 classes, 4 performances;
        rehearsals are from 10.15 to approximately 11.45am (no class Mar 06)
  • 25 Jan   Janis Ian: Beyond 17, 1-3pm
  • 30 Jan   Cold Spring Harbor: Billy Joel, 1-3pm
  • 01 Feb   Motown: The Sound That Changed America, 1-3pm
  • 15-22 Feb   Oh Those Kids! Mickey Rooney & Judy Garland, two sessions, 1-3pm
  • 28 Feb   First Lady of Song: Ella Fitzgerald, 10.30-12.30pm
  • 08 Mar   How Jewish-Americans Changed Popular American Music part 2 of 3:
         Moving Music Forward Through Jazz and Pop
    , 1-3pm
  • 09 Mar   Paul Whiteman: 1920s King of Jazz, 10.30-12.30pm
  • 15 Mar   Gladys Knight & the Pips: Midnight Train to Georgia, 1-3pm
  • 22 Mar   Johnny Horton: Rockabilly Pioneer, 1-3pm
  • 27 Mar   Oasis Entertainers, Brookdale Place Valencia, 10.15am
  • 28 Mar   Compositional Genius of Sergei Rachmaninov, 10.30-12.30pm
  • 05 Apr   Vocal Jazz Stylings of the Four Freshmen, 1-3pm
  • 10 Apr   Oasis Entertainers, The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho, 10.30am
  • 11 Apr   May it Be: Enya, 10.30-12.30pm
  • 13 Apr   Flute Magic: Contemporary Sounds of the Native American Flute, 10.30-12.30pm
  • 17 Apr   Oasis Entertainers, Paloma Landing, 10.30am
  • 20 Apr   Oasis Entertainers, Friday Performances, 2-3pm
  • 18 May   Stand By Me: Mr Ben E King, 1-3pm
  • 29 May-24 Aug  Singing the Showtunes: 9 classes, 4 performances;
        rehearsals are from 10.15 to approximately 11.45am (no class Jul 03)
  • 01 Jun   A Coal Miner's Daughter: Loretta Lynn, 10.30-12.30pm
  • 07 Jun   Strange Fire: The Indigo Girls, 1-3pm
  • 11 Jun   Ronnie, Lee, Fred, and Pete: The Weavers, 10.30-12.30pm
  • 14 Jun   I Put a Spell on You: Nina Simone, 1-3pm
  • 20 Jun   The Israeli Madonna: Ofra Haza, 10.30-12.30pm
  • 22 Jun   Reelin' in the Years: 50 Years of Steely Dan, 10.30-12.30pm
  • 28 Jun   Nelson Riddle: Composer-Arranger for the Stars 1-3pm
  • 06 Jul   Committed to Excellence: Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, 10.30-12.30pm
  • 12 Jul   A Night in Tunisia with Dizzy Gillespie, 1-3pm
  • 26 Jul   How Jewish-Americans Changed Popular American Music part 3 of 3:
         Moving Music into the 21st Century
    , 1-3pm
  • 30 Jul   Jazz Legends: Bix Beiderbecke, 10.30-12.30pm
  • 31 Jul   Oasis Entertainers, Manzano Del Sol, 10.30am
  • 02 Aug   Remembering Ol' Blue Eyes: Frank Sinatra, 1-3pm
  • 09-16 Aug   Music on Screen 2: The Who, What, & Why of Film Soundtracks Continued,
         two sessions, 1-3pm
  • 14 Aug   Oasis Entertainers, Coronado Villa, 10.30am
  • 20 Aug   #1 Selling Artist in US History: Garth Brooks, 10.30-12.30pm
  • 21 Aug   Oasis Entertainers, Brookdale Valencia, 10.15am
  • 24 Aug   Oasis Entertainers, Friday Performances, 2-3pm
  • 18 Sep-14 Dec  Singing the Showtunes: 9 classes, 4 performances;
        rehearsals are from 10.15 to approximately 11.45am (no class Oct 30)
  • 27 Sep   Day-O, Day-O! The Harry Belafonte Story, 1-3pm
  • 01 Oct   Cher: Superstar Diva, Activist, Philanthropist, 10.30-12.30pm
  • 04 Oct   Song Sung Blue: The Life and Times of Neil Diamond, 1-3pm
  • 08-15 Oct   The Theremin: Ether Music Spy Story,
         two sessions: 10.30-12.30pm on Oct 8, and 12-2.30pm on Oct 15
  • 11 Oct   American Songwriters: Cole Porter, 1-3pm
  • 18 Oct   Queen of the Jukebox: Dinah Washington, 1-3pm
  • 25 Oct   The Unimportance of Being Oscar: Oscar Levant Remembered, 1-3pm
  • 01 Nov   How African-Americans Invented American Music part 1 of 3: Beginnings, 1-3pm
  • 08 Nov   Anticipation: Singer-Songwriter Carly Simon, 1-3pm
  • 15 Nov   Hank Williams: The Hillbilly Shakespeare, 1-3pm
  • 19 Nov   A Remarkably Versatile Vocalist: Cleo Laine, 10.30-12.30pm
  • 20 Nov   Oasis Entertainers, TBA
  • 29 Nov   Richard Strauss: Music and the Holocaust, 1-3pm
  • 04 Dec   Oasis Entertainers, TBA
  • 06 Dec   Dream Lover: The Life and Times of Bobby Darin, 1-3pm
  • 11 Dec   Oasis Entertainers, TBA
  • 13 Dec   Sting & The Police: British-American New Wave, 1-3pm
  • 14 Dec   Oasis Entertainers, Friday Performances, 2-3pm
  • 17 Dec   What's Love Got to Do With It: Tina Turner, 1-3pm

Oasis Albuquerque @La Vida Llena: Carter Hall (Albuquerque NE Heights)

  • 12 Apr  Louis Moreau Gottschalk: The American Liszt (3-4.30pm)
  • 10 May  Miss Chevrolet: Singer Dinah Shore (3-4.30pm)

Oasis Albuquerque @Las Colinas Village (Albuquerque NE Heights)

  • 05 Jul   Motown: The Sound That Changed America (1.20-3pm)

Oasis Albuquerque @The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho (Rio Rancho, NM)

  • 12 Mar  Hey, Mr Tambourine Man: the Music of Bob Dylan (3-4.30pm)
  • 13 Aug  Hail, Hail Rock n Roll: Chuck Berry (3-4.30pm)



Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: UNM Continuing Ed Campus (UNM-CE)

  • Occasional co-lecturer with Roberta Boggess, history and music, TBA.



Other Venues

  • TBA