New York Times Review “The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald”

Jane Monheit approaches a familiar touchstone from an unexpected angle on her new album, “The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald.” An act of loving homage from one vocalist to another, it features Ms. Monheit with her longtime band, but in the hands of an outside producer, the trumpeter Nicholas Payton. There’s a flicker of odd-couple tension in their alliance, and it works. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/07/arts/music/jane-monheit-songbook-sessions-ella-fitzgerald.html?_r=0

Coming soon! Jane’s first release on Emerald City Records – The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald

Coming soon! The first release on Jane's Emerald City label – The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald. Available shortly on CD and digital download. CD purchasers will receive a 12 page booklet with an introduction by producer Nicholas Payton.

Review: Jane Monheit, at Birdland, Alternates Latin Textures With a Moaning Cry

The time is long past since the jazz singer Jane Monheit could be described as a musical prodigy. Endowed with a voice of phenomenal beauty and flexibility, Ms. Monheit was hailed as potentially the next big thing in jazz more than 15 years ago, but with caveats.

The time is long past since the jazz singer Jane Monheit could be described as a musical prodigy. Endowed with a voice of phenomenal beauty and flexibility, Ms. Monheit was hailed as potentially the next big thing in jazz more than 15 years ago, but with caveats. A formidable vocal technician, she often seemed disconnected from her material, content to make a gorgeous sound and execute tricky vocal improvisations that frequently came across as empty displays of virtuosity.

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An Evening with Jazz Star Jane Monheit at New York’s Birdland

The acclaimed Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit returned to New York City’s iconic Birdland jazz club this week, a place she describes as her second home, for a weeklong run starting this past Monday. Her latest show is in two parts: the first set, “Hello Bluebird”, is dedicated to all things Judy Garland; the second, “To All the Men I Love,” is a collection of songs written and performed by the male musicians, singers and composers that have inspired and influenced Monheit throughout her career.

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