Nearly 80 years ago Peggy Lee (1920-2002) had her first hit as a young singer with Benny Goodman’s band. Her life was anything but easy, yet over the years, she became recognized not only as a powerhouse vocalist, but as an incredibly versatile entertainer who could sing anything from jazz to blues. Also known for her talents as a composer, lyricist, actress, and businesswoman, she eagerly sought to include new material into her repertoire.

Jane Ellen is the consummate storyteller with eclectic interests, specializing in music and entertainment history. She is an award-winning composer and recording artist who shares her passion for music, history, and spirituality with Albuquerque audiences. With a catalogue of more than 60 published works and numerous choral and chamber commissions, her music has been performed internationally.