With a background shrouded in mystery, Edith Piaf (1915-63) became France’s national chanteuse and one of the country’s most widely known international stars. Diminutive in stature yet enormously gifted, Piaf used her vocal skills and insightful ballad interpretations to captivate audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Explore the myth, the mystique, and the music of “The Little Sparrow.”

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.