"Surrender" To the Luscious Voice of Jane Monheit: Podcast, Tour Info and Blog!
If you don’t know who Jane Monheit is, please don’t skip over this podcast. This is really something different. It’s not your typical ‘indie rock/pop’ person that I interview. Instead it’s a singer whose vocal prowess is phenomenal and she’s just as beautiful as her voice. Grammy nominated Monheit has just dropped her seventh album and still finds there’s a goldmine of songs in the pop/jazz repetoire to sing– and bring her own tone, "voice", personality to each one of these songs and make them her own.
Produced by the magician producer, Jorge Callandrelli (Celine Dion, Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand and more, Surrender features 10 tracks of fab ballads and sexy and romantic bossa novas. Now you might not recognize all these names but you do know Stevie Wonder and Jane covers Stevie Wonder’s “Overjoyed” in a magical way. She also worked with Sergio Mendes’ on his “So Many Stars,” which he produced, arranged and guests on, along with Johnny Mandel & Paul Francis Webster’s “A Time for Love.” There’s so much depth to these songs, that they don’t sound like classics but fresh material.
Working with her core of musicians including Ari Ambrose (saxophone), Michael Kanan (piano and Fender Rhodes), Orlando Le Fleming (bass), Rick Montalbano (drums) and Miles Okazaki (guitar), Monheit has shown us that not only can she do the classics, but she can take contemporary material and make it gorgeous as well as venture into Brazilian jazzy bossa nova beats and produce a lush, sexy "meet me in Rio" feel to these amazing songs – and she’s very very good at interpreting the romance of the language.
Check out the podcast so that you can learn the who, what, where, why and how about this album as Jane Monheit gives us some time to ask her about her newest "baby" and what she’s doing in her life when she’s not on the road or in the studio– and you will be surprised at the things she really loves. Or — if you already listen to Monheit– you won’t be surprised. She’s a multi-faceted, fun-loving person whose enthusiasm for her favorite things should be ‘bottled" for it’s pop and fizz. Don’t forget to check out the track listings– there are 2 streaming songs!
Surrender Track listing:
1. If You Went Away
3. Rio De Maio (with Ivan Lins)
4. Like A Lover
5. So Tinha De Ser Com Voce
6. So Many Stars (with Sergio Mendes)
7. Moon River
9. Caminhos Cruzados (with Toots Thielemans)
10. A Time For Love
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Jane Monheit Surrender Tour Dates
06/02 The Cleveland Playhouse Cleveland, Ohio
06/05 -06/10 Catalina Bar and Grill Los Angeles, CA
06/13 -06/14 Soho Restaurant & Music Club Santa Barbara, CA
06/15 Anthology Restaurant Live San Diego, CA
06/16 Anthropology Restaurant Live San Diego, CA
06/17 The Coach House San Juan Capistrano, CA
06/22-06/23 Arturo Sandoval Jazz Club Miami Beach, FL
07/09 Kuumba Jazz Center Santa Cruz, CA
07/12-07/15 Yoshi’s Oakland, CA
07/17-07/22 Jazz Alley Seattle, WA
08/10 The Birchmere Alexandria, VA
08/11 Mt. Gretna Playhouse Mount Gretna, PA
08/12 Planting Fields Arboretum Oyster Bay, NY
08/18 Mable House Amphitheatre Mableton, GA
09/01 On The Waterfront Festival Rockford, IL
09/22 Travis Park San Antonio, TX
09/23 One World Theatre Austin, TX
10/09-10/11 Blue Note New York, New York
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