David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie (1947-2016) chose to hide his terminal illness from fans for as long as possible, while writing and recording his final album, Blackstar. This singer-songwriter and actor maintained a high-profile career in popular music for more than half a century, becoming one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time. This class explores not only his eclectic catalogue of songs, but the fascinating man behind the music.

Jane Ellen shares her eclectic interests via Zoom from Central Florida’s Space Coast. Specializing in music and entertainment history, she works to bring her subjects to life while making 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 an independent scholar, performer, composer, and recording artist.