Keyboardist Keith Emerson (1944-2016), guitarist Greg Lake (1947-2016), and percussionist Carl Palmer (1950- ) came together in 1970 to become one of the most popular and commercially successful English progressive rock bands in the 1970s. Represented by such classical crossovers as?Pictures at an Exhibition?(1971), and Emerson’s classical piano concerto on?Works Volume 1?(1977), Emerson, Lake, and Palmer also had success with such albums as?Tarkus?(1971) and?Brain Salad Surgery?(1973).

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.