Jane Monheit

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Jane Monheit
Monheit performing at Koerner Hall in Toronto, April 2013
Monheit performing at Koerner Hall in Toronto, April 2013
Background information
Born (1977-11-03) November 3, 1977 (age 44)
Oakdale, New York, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
Years active2000–present
Labels
Websitewww.janemonheitonline.com

Jane Monheit (born November 3, 1977[1]) is an American jazz and pop singer.

Early life[edit]

Monheit was born and raised in Oakdale, New York, on Long Island.[1] Her father played banjo and guitar.[2] Her mother sang and played music for her by singers who could also be her teachers, beginning with Ella Fitzgerald.[2] At an early age Monheit was drawn to jazz and Broadway musicals.[2]

She began singing professionally while attending Connetquot High School in Bohemia, New York.[1] She attended the Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts.[3] At the Manhattan School of Music she studied voice under Peter Eldridge; she graduated in 1999.[1]

She was runner-up to Teri Thornton in the 1998 vocal competition at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, in Washington, DC.[1]

Career[edit]

When she was 22, she released her first album, Never Never Land (N-Coded, 2000).[2] Like Fitzgerald, she recorded many songs from the Great American Songbook.[2] After recording for five labels, she started her own, Emerald City Records.[2] Its first release was The Songbook Sessions (2016), an homage to Fitzgerald.[2][4]

Monheit's vocals were featured in the 2010 film Never Let Me Go for the titular song, written by Luther Dixon, and credited to the fictional Judy Bridgewater.[5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[6]
US
Jazz

[7]
US
Trad.
Jazz

[8]
US
Holiday

[9]
US
Indie

[10]
POR
[11]
Never Never Land 3 2 28
Come Dream with Me
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: N-Coded
153 1 1 5
In the Sun
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: N-Coded
173 5 2 10
Taking a Chance on Love
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Sony
94 2 1 13
The Season
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Epic
11 8 12
Surrender 3 1
The Lovers, the Dreamers and Me
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Concord
3 3
Home 5 2
The Heart of the Matter
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: EmArcy
5 4
2 in Love
(David Benoit featuring Jane Monheit)
  • Released: 2015
  • Label: Concord
6 5
Believe
(The David Benoit Trio featuring Jane Monheit and the All-American Boys Chorus)
  • Released: 2015
  • Label: Concord
23 15
The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald
  • Released: 2016
  • Label: Emerald City
6 4
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart positions
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
Jazz

[7]
US
Trad.
Jazz

[8]
Live at the Rainbow Room
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: N-Coded
40 18

Guest appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"I Can't Give You Anything but Love" 2001 Terence Blanchard Let's Get Lost
"Secret Love" Les Brown & His Band of Renown Session #55 (1936–2001)
"Sentimental Journey"
"Snow" 2003 Tom Harrell Wise Children
"Honeysuckle Rose" Mark O'Connor In Full Swing
"Misty"
"Fascinating Rhythm"
"Manhattan"[12] 2005 Frank Vignola and Joe Ascione 6623
"I'll Take Romance" 2015 Harold Mabern Afro Blue
"My One and Only Love"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Jane Monheit." Contemporary Musicians. Vol. 33. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale, 2001. Retrieved via Biography in Context database, 2017-05-07.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Becker, Chris (24 July 2016). "Jane Monheit: Beyond Ella - Los Angeles Review of Books". Los Angeles Review of Books. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Our Alumni". Usdam Summer Camp for the Arts. Retrieved 2017-05-07.
  4. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. "Jane Monheit | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 February 2017.
  5. ^ Howell, Peter (31 December 1969). "Howell: The hunt for the elusive Judy Bridgewater". Toronto Star. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Jane Monheit Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved May 15, 2022.
  7. ^ a b "Jane Monheit Chart History (Jazz Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 15, 2022.
  8. ^ a b "Jane Monheit Chart History (Traditional Jazz Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 15, 2022.
  9. ^ "Jane Monheit Chart History (Top Holiday Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 15, 2022.
  10. ^ "Jane Monheit Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved May 15, 2022.
  11. ^ "Discography Jane Monheit". portuguesecharts.com. Retrieved May 15, 2022.
  12. ^ Hillman, Marcia (October 12, 2005). "Frank Vignola/Joe Ascione: 66 2/3". All About Jazz. Retrieved May 15, 2022.

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