Kuumbwa Jazz Presents
Jane Monheit: The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald
Monday Jul 17, 2017

Doors: 6:00 PM
Show: 7:00 PM

$35 - $45

Kuumbwa Jazz Center

320-2 Cedar Street
Santa Cruz, CA

Renowned for her pitch-perfect delivery and warm and classic tone, which recalls some of the genre’s most legendary singers, Jane Monheit has been described by The International Review of Music as being, “A great singer who should be heard at every opportunity.” Since the release of her debut album in 2000 she’s received critical acclaim and has bridged the worlds of jazz and cabaret with enchanting renditions of jazz and torch standards. The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald features the vocalist stylistically at home in an act of loving homage from one vocalist to another.

Monheit credits Ella Fitzgerald as a primary musical influence but not so much for Ella’s style, which indelibly helped shape vocal jazz for every generation that followed. Monheit says, “What I really got from Ella is her warmth, her charm, the joy she puts in her music. Ella showed us that it can be about total joy.”

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