Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Jane Monheit

Jane Monheit (born November 3, 1977) is a jazz and adult contemporary vocalist for Concord Records. She has collaborated with artists such as Michael Bublé, Ivan Lins, Terence Blanchard and Tom Harrell, and has received Grammy nominations for two of her recordings.

Jane Monheit was raised in Oakdale, New York on Long Island. She began singing professionally while attending Connetquot High School in Bohemia,N.Y. from which she graduated in 1995. As a child, Jane spent her summers as a student at the Usdan Center For the Creative and Performing Arts, and is a recipient of their distinguished alumna award. As a student at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, she studied voice under Peter Eldridge. Jane graduated with honors from the Manhattan School of Music in 1999, earning a BA in music and receiving the William H.Borden Award for outstanding accomplishment in Jazz. As a finalist in the 1998 Thelonius Monk Jazz Institute's vocal competition, she was first runner-up to Teri Thorton. She and her husband, drummer Rick Montalbano, currently reside in New York. They have one child.

An international artist, Jane has performed at most of the major concert halls, cabarets and jazz venues around the globe. She has released seven albums and two DVDs, and has appeared as a guest artist on many others. She appears on the sound track of the movie Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow singing "Over the Rainbow". Jane has also been a featured performer in the nationally televised Christmas at the White House, the Capitol Fourth of July Celebration, and The National Memorial Day Celebration. She has appeared on numerous television shows including Emeril, Ramsey Lewis' Legends of Jazz, Letterman, The View, and The Today Show. Jane spends most of the year on tour with her band which currently includes Michael Kanan on piano, Neal Miner on bass, and Rick Montalbano on drums. She also performs with the major symphonic orchestras throughout the country.

Home - Jane Monheit 2010

01. A Shine On Your Shoes (2:34)
02. There's A Small Hotel (4:17)
03. This Is Always (4:01)
04. Tonight You Belong To Me (2:26)
05. Look For The Silver Lining (3:46)
06. I'll Be Around (4:00)
07. Everything I've Got Belongs To You (3:06)
08. It's Only Smoke (4:37)
09. The Eagle And Me (4:37)
10. I Didn't Know About You / All Too Soon (5:43)
11. Isn't It A Lovely Day (4:42)
12. While We're Young (4:23) 


The Lovers Dreamers and Me - Jane Monheit  (2009)

01. Like A Star
02. Something Cool
03. Slow Like Honey
04. This Girl's In Love With You
05. I'm Glad There Is You
06. Get Out of Town
07. I Do It For Your Love
08. I Ain't Gonna Let You Break My Heart
09. Ballad of the Sad Young Men
10. No Tommorrow
11. Lucky To Be Me
12. A Primeira Vez
13. Rainbow Connection


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