Blessed with “a voice of phenomenal beauty” (Stephen Holden, New York Times), Jane Monheit has had plenty of milestone moments in establishing herself as one of today’s best and most important vocalist-musicians.
On her most recent recording, The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald, Monheit pays joyous tribute to Ella while sharing a definitive portrait of herself, guided by her producer, arranger, and trumpet great, Nicholas Payton.
Ever since winning first runner up in the 1998 Thelonius Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition, Monheit’s career has continued to grow and go in new directions.
A contemporary specialist with the Great American Songbook, Monheit is an aural encyclopedia of singing styles blended into her own vision. – C. Michael Bailey – allaboutjazz.com