A singer since childhood, Tony Bennett (1926- ) is the last of the crooners to come up during the Big Band era. His final stage performances took place in August 2021, after which he surprised the world by retiring on the advice of his doctor. One last duo recording with Lady Gaga was released in autumn 2021, and there’s every chance this 95-year-old singer, painter, mentor, and philanthropist, will be adding to his numerous Grammy awards.

Jane Ellen passionately shares her eclectic interests via the marvels of the internet from her home in Central Florida’s Space Coast. Specializing in all aspects of music and entertainment history, she strives to bring her subjects to life while seeking to make a deeper understanding of music accessible to all. Jane’s presentations benefit not only from her gifts as a storyteller, but from a lifetime of work as a scholar, performer, composer, and recording artist.