Monday, March 4, 2019

How Jewish-Americans Changed

Popular American Music: Abq Jew is happy to announce that noted composer, lecturer, and recording artist Jane Ellen will be teaching a class in March at Congregation B'nai Israel in Albuquerque.

Yes, this is a "D.S. Al Fine" (Abq Jew actually knew Al Fine in Aberdeen, New Jersey; but he digresses) of the three (3)-part class that Jane taught at OASIS Albuquerque in Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 - Summer 2018.

Which Abq Jew was fortunate enough to catch in situ. But if you were not - for lack of Senior ID or because, for example, you work[ed] during the day -

Here is your chance.

This three-part series will focus on the invaluable contribution of Jewish-American composers, musicians, and entertainers to the tapestry of popular music in the United States since the late 19th century.

Part 1: Broadway to the Big Bands & Beyond
Sunday March 17 @ 1:00 pm

Part 1 will trace the earliest roots from Tin Pan Alley to the Yiddish Theatre and finally on to the Great White Way, where Jewish-Americans almost single-handedly invented America's most valuable artistic export: the Broadway musical. Future installments will include jazz, pop, and rock

Part 2: Moving Music Forward Through Jazz and Pop
Sunday March 24 @ 1:00 pm

This lecture, Part 2, begins with entertainers in vaudeville and on Broadway; then on to the rise of the Big Band era and popular bandleaders during the 1930s-40s. Finally we look at those composers who brought life to our favorite films on the silver screen.

Part 3: Moving Music Into the 21st Century
Sunday March 31 @ 1:00 pm

The series concludes with a look towards the future in a myriad of styles including the diverse contributions of such artists as Stan Getz, Bob Dylan, Carole King, Laura Nyro, Janis Ian, Paul Simon, Bette Midler, Joey and Tommy Ramone, Billy Joel, Béla Fleck, Beastie Boys, Drake, Pink, and many more.

About Jane Ellen

Jane Ellen is an active composer, lecturer, and recording artist, with multiple CDs and over 60 print publications to her credit.

Currently living in the southwestern US, she considers herself a citizen of the world and travels at every opportunity.

Jane holds a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of New Mexico and received permanent Professional Masters certification from the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) in Washington, DC after completing 15 hours towards a Masters degree in composition.

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