Tues | Oct 18, 2011 | 7:30pm
Jazz vocalist Jane Monheit celebrates her roots as a jazz musician by performing American jazz standards. Treasured songs by Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz, Rodgers and Hart, Irving Berlin and Jerome Kern highlight her show.
An extraordinarily gifted vocalist whose sincere and romantic interpretations have made her a favorite in both the jazz and cabaret worlds, Monheit has garnered numerous accolades in the past decade. Her first album, Never Never Land, was voted top debut recording by the Jazz Journalist’s Association and stayed on the Billboard Jazz chart for over a year. Subsequent albums either charted high, or in several cases, debuted at number one, and yielded two Grammy nominations in the Best Instrumental Arrangement accompanying Vocals category.
“Did she do it all with consummate musical precision? Yes. Did that precision in any way diminish either the emotional effect or the jazz essence of Monheit’s art? No. And her spontaneous interaction with her first-rate band … further emphasized the fact that Monheit is the real jazz deal.” – LA Times