Marvin Gaye (1939-84) helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as a studio musician then as a solo artist with a string of hits. Famous for duets with artists such as Tammi Terrell, he recorded the 1971 concept album What’s Going On, later becoming one of the first Motown artists to break from the label. Shortly after a stunning comeback in the 1980s, he was fatally shot by his father during an argument.

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.