Bill Evans (1929-1980) is considered by many to be the most influential jazz pianist of the post-World War II era. His inventive arrangements of standards and singing melodic lines paved the way for generations of musicians, and  remains a major influence today. Famous for his pioneering work with Miles Davis, Evans led a life of triumphant highs and bitter personal lows, both of which eventually contributed to his early death.

Jane Ellen passionately shares her eclectic interests via the marvels of the internet from her home in Central Florida’s Space Coast. Specializing in all aspects of music and entertainment history, she strives to bring her subjects to life while seeking to make a deeper understanding of music accessible to all. Jane’s presentations benefit not only from her gifts as a storyteller, but from a lifetime of work as a scholar, performer, composer, and recording artist.