Sharing the Love of Singing
Jane Monheit is a jazz and adult contemporary vocalist with a deep passion for the Great American Songbook. With ten highly acclaimed solo albums, countless awards and accolades, and over two decades of international touring experience, Jane has not only been an extremely successful bandleader, but has had the privilege of making music with some of the greatest musicians, arrangers, and producers in jazz. Jane was educated both at Manhattan School Of Music and on the legendary bandstands of New York, and now shares that knowledge and experience with students worldwide.
Monheit has achieved two goals in both making an album that sounds timeless, yet still addressing the current moment. “So much of Come What May is really a way for me to cope with the pandemic in my own personal way,” she explains. “For example, ‘Let’s Take a Walk Around the Block.’ We would all like to visit the magical places listed in the song, but we don’t have any money right now – so let’s just enjoy where we are. I believe everyone can relate to that idea!”
Jane’s lifelong love affair with Brazilian music comes alive with another song about travel, the Antônio Carlos Jobim standard “Samba Do Avião,” also known as “Song of the Jet.” “Musicians are accustomed to traveling the world non-stop,” she comments, “and now that we’re all grounded, it feels very strange. I miss touring so much that I just can’t explain. I literally dream of being back on the road!”