Texas-born singer Johnny Mathis (1935- ) has sold well over 100 million records worldwide, yet as a star athlete at San Francisco State University, he ultimately had to choose between attending the Olympic trials, or recording his first songs in New York City. Far from being merely the romantic singer of his early days, he has now explored everything from jazz and rhythm and blues, to Spanish music and Broadway standards.

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.