Jane Monheit

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Jane Monheit
Jane Monheit in Koerner Hall.jpg
Jane Monheit in Koerner Hall
Background information
Born (1977-11-03) November 3, 1977 (age 39)
Oakdale, New York, U.S.
Genres Vocal jazz, Pop Standards, Brazilian
Occupation(s) Musician, singer
Instruments Piano, clarinet
Years active 2000–present
Labels EmArcy
Website www.janemonheitonline.com

Jane Monheit (born November 3, 1977) is an American jazz and pop vocalist. She has collaborated with artists such as John Pizzarelli, Michael Bublé, Ivan Lins, Terence Blanchard and Tom Harrell, and has received Grammy nominations for two of her recordings.

Early life[edit]

Monheit was raised in Oakdale, New York, on Long Island. She began singing professionally while attending Connetquot High School in Bohemia, New York, from where she graduated in 1995. As a child, Monheit 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. At the Manhattan School of Music she studied voice under Peter Eldridge. She 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. She was runner-up to Teri Thornton in the 1998 vocal competition at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz.


Jane Monheit

Monheit has released nine albums and two DVDs, and has appeared as a guest artist on many others. She appears on the soundtrack of the movie Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow singing "Over the Rainbow". Monheit 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. Monheit 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.

In 2013, Monheit was a judge and mentor for the Songbook Academy, a summer intensive for high school students operated by the Great American Songbook Foundation and founded by Michael Feinstein.

In 2015, Monheit joined the judging panel for The 14th Annual Independent Music Awards and in doing so, helped to assist the careers of upcoming independent artists.





Year Album Label
2000 Never Never Land N-Coded
2001 Come Dream with Me N-Coded
2002 In the Sun N-Coded
2003 Live at the Rainbow Room N-Coded
2004 Taking a Chance on Love Sony
2005 The Season Epic
2005 The Very Best of Jane Monheit Warlock/N-Coded
2007 Surrender Concord
2009 The Lovers, the Dreamers and Me Concord
2010 Home EmArcy
2013 The Heart of the Matter Decca/EmArcy
2016 The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald Audio & Video Labs

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