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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.

With her new album, The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald—the first to be released on her own Emerald City Records—the Long Island native has surprised even herself with her artistic leap. Jane had thought about recording an Ella tribute for a long time. Fitzgerald’s beloved songbook albums held “Biblical” importance for her when she was growing up and have never lost their hold on her.

On this new offering, Monheit pays joyous tribute to Ella while sharing a definitive portrait of herself, guided by her producer, arranger, and trumpet great, Nicholas Payton. Once she decided to make the dream project a reality, she had no trouble choosing titles. She jotted down a list of 25 titles “almost immediately.” She and Payton each narrowed the choices to a dozen and settled on the final list together.

“We met in the middle in a lot of ways,” Monheit says. “It all came down to trust. I had no idea what to expect from Nicholas because we had never worked together, but it was evident from the start that he is a sensitive soul and his knowledge and understanding of history was beyond compare. I felt an instant trust in him I had never felt before with any other producer.”

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Jane Monheit Concerts

Date Detail Price
Jul24Fri
Jane MONHEIT
Catalina Bar & Grill
Hollywood, CA
$30 - 30
Jul25Sat
Jane MONHEIT
Catalina Bar & Grill
Hollywood, CA
$35 - 35
Dec3Thu
Jane Monheit
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
Dec3Thu
Jane Monheit
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
Dec4Fri
Jane Monheit
Blues Alley
Washington, DC
Dec4Fri
Jane Monheit
Blues Alley
Washington, DC

Albums

Album The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald by Jane Monheit

The Songbook...

Emerald City Records
2016

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Album Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald by Jane Monheit

Songbook Sessions:...

Emerald City Records
2016

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Album Surrender by Jane Monheit

Surrender

Concord Music Group
2007

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