Other OASIS courses have enjoyed the songs of famed and lesser known singers like “Cat” Russell, Anita O’Day, and Nina Simone. This time, we’ll savor the 
work of R&B crossover Etta Jones who came to Rochester with sax partner Houston Person, Keely Smith who performed with big bands into her 80’s, and Daryl 
Sherman who continues to work with top sidemen in NYC  and Japan. Class gets to help choose the fourth artist. Let’s swing again! Jim Kraus, a retired English teacher, has a deep interest in singers of the Great 
American Songbook.