• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-20-2022 to 05-20-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    There’s a lot more to trumpeter Herb Alpert (1935- ) than just the Tijuana Brass. Alpert is one of two musicians to reach No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart as both a vocalist and an instrumentalist. He has released five No. 1 albums, earned nine Grammys, and sold 72 million records worldwide. In 1962, he co-founded A&M Records with Jerry Moss. Their... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 05-25-2022 to 05-25-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Claude Debussy (1862-1918) lived long enough to witness the century of the airplane, but died before being able to write a musical impression of manned flight. A visionary composer and one of the pillars of modern music, Debussy rejected the label of impressionist. His non-traditional use of western scale patterns, as well as his use of chromaticism,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-13-2022 to 06-13-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931) died at 28, but not without leaving his mark on jazz and popular music. One of the most tragic figures in early jazz, Bix was also one of the most important. His all-too-short legacy is often overlooked in favor of artists whose lives were longer, richer, and ultimately, more successful. Louis Armstrong once said “Lots of cats... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-24-2022 to 06-24-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie (1947-2016) chose to hide his terminal illness from fans for as long as possible, while writing and recording his final album, Blackstar. This singer-songwriter and actor maintained a high-profile career in popular music for more than half a century, becoming one of the world’s best-selling music artists of... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-27-2022 to 06-27-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    The son of Austrian Jewish immigrants, Arthur Fiedler (1894-1979), studied in Berlin before returning stateside to work as a violinist in the Boston Symphony Orchestra, from whence he slowly but steadily built his career. Perhaps best known for leading the Boston Pops, he also worked with the San Francisco Pops for 26 summers and conducted many other... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-15-2022 to 07-15-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    With a background shrouded in mystery, Edith Piaf (1915-63) became France’s national chanteuse and one of the country’s most widely known international stars. Diminutive in stature yet enormously gifted, Piaf used her vocal skills and insightful ballad interpretations to captivate audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Explore the myth, the mystique,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-21-2022 to 07-21-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    From the 1940s-60s, Burl Ives (1909-95) was a well-known interpreter of American folk songs. Tennessee Williams wrote the part of Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955) for him, his film career included East of Eden (1955) and Our Man in Havana (1959), and he narrated the classic special Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964). Despite a long and varied... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 07-27-2022 to 07-27-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    This class is the second in a series exploring classic film scores. For this class, we concentrate on the evolution of jazz scores (first heard in the 1940s, and including the contribution of Miles Davis), the comeback of symphonic scoring with spaghetti Westerns, the introduction of rock music, and the somewhat unsettling avant garde. Film composers of the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-10-2022 to 08-10-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Reba McEntire (1955- ) has not only had a successful career as a country music singer, but has worked as an actress in films and television, and owns several businesses. Since the 1970s, McEntire has placed over 100 singles on the Billboard Hot Country charts, 25 of which have reached No. 1. Her TV series Reba aired for six years, and in 2001 she played the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-18-2022 to 08-18-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-22-2022 to 08-22-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Bette Midler (1945- ) began her career off-Broadway before moving to the Great White Way for Fiddler on the Roof and?Salvation in the 1960s. She started to make her mark as a singer accompanied by Barry Manilow in 1970. Since the release of her debut album The Divine Miss M in 1972, the Grammy Award winner has had a string of 14 studio albums, three dozen... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-25-2022 to 08-25-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Named “Female Entertainer of the Century” by Billboard in 1976, singer Diana Ross (1944- ) has had a successful career both with the Supremes and later as a solo artist beginning in 1970. Her 25 studio albums, singles, and compilations have now sold more than 75 million units worldwide. She earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in the film Lady... read more
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