Jane Ellen


Schedule of Appearances through April 2018

** Bookings for 2017 now closed. Limited openings available for 2018.
Thank you for your patronage!

Oasis Albuquerque American Square Shopping Center, Menaul & Carlisle NE

Oasis classes meet from 1-2.30pm unless otherwise noted.

  • 19 Sep-15 Dec  Singing the Showtunes: 9 classes, 4 performances;
        rehearsals are from 10.15 to 11.45am.  (no class Oct 24)
  • 21 Sep  Hey, Mr Tambourine Man: the Music of Bob Dylan
  • 22 Sep  A Taste of Oasis (10am-12pm); includes a performance by the Oasis Entertainers
  • 25 Sep  Stevie Nicks: the Queen of Rock 'n Roll
  • 28 Sep  My Funny Valentine: the Musical Genius of Chet Baker
  • 05 Oct  How Jewish-Americans Changed Popular American Music part 1 of 3:
        Broadway to the Big Bands and Beyond
  • 09 Oct  Days of Future Passed: The Moody Blues
  • 12 Oct  Louis Moreau Gottschalk: The American Liszt
  • 01 Nov  Do You Know the Way to San Jose: Dionne Warwick
  • 06 Nov  Iz's Rainbow: The Legacy of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  • 09-16 Nov  Music on Screen: the Who, What, and Why of Film Soundtracks
        (two sessions, 1-3pm)
  • 21 Nov  Oasis Entertainers Coronado Villa, 10.30am
  • 29 Nov  Sedaka is Back! Singer-Songwriter Neil Sedaka
  • 04 Dec  Dan Fogelberg: Same Old Lang Syne
  • 05 Dec  Oasis Entertainers Bear Canyon, 10.30am
  • 07 Dec  Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, and the Birth of English Folk Rock
  • 12 Dec  Oasis Entertainers Brookdale Valencia, 10.15am
  • 14 Dec  We'll Go Out Walkin' After Midnight with Patsy Cline
  • 15 Dec  Friday Performance Series: The Oasis Entertainers (2-3pm)

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

  • TBA

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

  • 13 Nov  China's Superstar: Classical Pianist Lang Lang (3-4.30pm)



Winter Trimester 2018 (January - April)

Oasis students please note: Beginning in January 2018, some exciting new changes will be made to the classes I offer. I am very happy to announce that all of my classes will now be 2 hours in length (rather than 90 mins), with a 10 minute break in the middle. Hopefully this will provide some relief for those who need a seventh inning stretch; it will also allow me to play more selections in their entirety. The #1 complaint I receive is in regard to my not allowing more songs to play all the way through; I am confident that these changes will please everyone.

Morning classes will meet from 10.30-12.30pm; afternoon classes will 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
  • 28 Mar   Compositional Genius of Sergei Rachmaninov, 10.30-12.30pm
  • 05 Apr   Vocal Jazz Stylings of the Four Freshmen, 1-3pm
  • 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



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

Osher Students please note: The time has come for me to reduce my work schedule; therefore, I must regretfully announce that I will no longer be offering any classes at OLLI-UNM after 31 Dec 2017. I hope to occasionally teach a few classes in tandem with Bobbie Boggess, but I will not be presenting any classes of my own. Thank you for the many years you have attended my classes, as well as for your love and support!

  • 06 Sep  Al Stewart: Year of the Cat (1-3pm)
  • 22 Sep  David Bowie: A Retrospective (1-3pm)
  • 08 Nov  Straight, No Chaser: Thelonious Monk (1-3pm)
  • 13 Nov  Stephen Foster: First Popular American Songwriter (10am-12pm)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Corrales Senior Centre (Village of Corrales, NM)

  • 11 Oct  Oh, What A Lovely War! Music and Words of World War I (1-3pm)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Del Webb Alegria (Bernalillo, NM)

  • 02 Nov  Truckin’ With the Grateful Dead (1-3pm)
  • 08 Dec  Christmas as Excess w/Bobbie Boggess (1-3pm)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho (Rio Rancho, NM)

  • 10 Oct RESCHEDULED!  Music of the Night: Frédéric Chopin (3-5pm)

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Nueva Vista Campus at La Vida Llena (Albq NE Hgts)

  • 02 Oct  Harry Chapin: Cat's in the Cradle (10am-12pm)
  • 01 Dec  Gloria in Excelsis Deo w/Bobbie Boggess (1-3pm)


Other Venues

  • TBA