"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!

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Surrender Track listing:

1. If You Went Away

2. Surrender

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

8. Overjoyed

9. Caminhos Cruzados (with Toots Thielemans)


10. A Time For Love

Want to know more about Jane Monheit?  Check out these websites:

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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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