Composer, conductor, and perhaps most importantly, a born teacher, Leonard Bernstein (1918-90) was a unique voice in American music of the 20 the century. His creative energies appeared boundless encompassing theater, symphonic works, film scores, ballets, opera, chamber music, and concerts designed especially for children. He presented lectures and authored books, famously helped define jazz alongside Louis Armstrong, and generously gave of himself as a philanthropist, and political and social activist.

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.