Although the earliest fans of Frank Sinatra (1915-98) were enthusiastic bobby-soxers, Sinatra shaped his vocal stylings by copying the tricks of jazz instrumentalists. Placing a high priority on self-education, he was a born entertainer who succeeded in making the tough leap to Hollywood, also becoming one of the most beloved balladeers of the 1950s. Sinatra ultimately eclipsed his earliest successes to become one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century.

Jane Ellen shares her eclectic interests with Oasis audiences from her island home on Florida’s Space Coast. Specializing in music and entertainment history, she especially enjoys exploring the artist behind the art. Jane’s presentations benefit from her gifts as a storyteller, independent scholar, performer, and composer.