Composer Leroy Anderson (1908-75) has been described by John Williams as “one of the great American masters of light orchestral music.” Some of his earliest masterpieces were written while serving in military intelligence in the 1940s. As a composer his works could be equally playful or poignant, and sometimes made use of unconventional instruments. His most famous works include “Blue Tango”, “The Typewriter Song”, and the perennial Yuletide classic “Sleigh Ride”.

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 whilst 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.