This class is the second in a series exploring classic film scores. For this class, we concentrate on the evolution of jazz scores (first heard in the 1940s, and including the contribution of Miles Davis), the comeback of symphonic scoring with spaghetti Westerns, the introduction of rock music, and the somewhat unsettling avant garde. Film composers of the era include Alex North, Elmer Bernstein, Ennio Morricone, Henry Mancini, Maurice Jarre, and Jerry Goldsmith.

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.