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Jane Monheit: Come Dream With Me

Read "Come Dream With Me" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Though critics have accused her of sticking close to her predecessors and playing it too safe with her material and delivery, Jane Monheit has grown up a lot in one album and is truly ready to spread her wings and take her place among the new generation of jazz vocalists. Disovered by master producer Joel Dorn, ...

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Jane Monheit: In the Sun

Read "In the Sun" reviewed by Roger Crane

Poor Jane Monheit. She violates two major commandments of jazz: thou shalt not become popular and thou shalt not be pretty. This combination -- together with her youth -- has evidently created suspicion (and maybe “sour grapes”) in the minds of some jazz fans, critics and even a few musicians. After all, jazz performers must have ...

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Ann Hampton Callaway: Signature

Read "Signature" reviewed by Mathew Bahl

The gap between Barbra Streisand and Ella Fitzgerald is wide, a fact that Ann Hampton Callaway has no doubt discovered. Ms. Callaway began her career in the early 1980s as a rich-voiced, highly musical cabaret singer with a preference for intensely dramatic ballads. In the mid-90s, she changed directions and embraced vocal jazz. Although some of ...

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Ann Hampton Callaway: Signature

Read "Signature" reviewed by Dave Nathan

With each release, cabaret singer, Broadway performer and apparently soon to become TV star with her own show on PPBS, Ann Hampton Callaway amazes with her versatility. Becoming even more adventurous than ever on this latest release with a play list that brims with interesting and varied material, from the Vocalese gem, “Twisted", made famous by ...

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Jane Monheit: Come Dream With Me

Read "Come Dream With Me" reviewed by John Sharpe

If you purchase Come Dream With Me based on the incredible amount of hype singer Jane Monheit’s sophomore effort has generated, you’re bound to be disappointed. While Ms. Monheit certainly possesses the tools necessary to obtain stardom in the modern jazz world – good looks and a flexible voice – she’s a long way from becoming ...

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Jane Monheit: Come Dream With Me

Read "Come Dream With Me" reviewed by Mathew Bahl

Two things should have been obvious to anyone who listened to Jane Monheit’s debut CD, Never Never Land. First, Ms. Monheit, with her lovely crystaline soprano and solid musicianship, was a singer with an abundance of raw talent. Second, given her youth, good looks and conservative repertoire, Ms. Monheit’s commercial success was likely to far outpace ...

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Jane Monheit: Come Dream With Me

Read "Come Dream With Me" reviewed by Jim Santella

Her clear, expressive voice is ideally suited for dreamy ballads. She swings. Her range is full and she articulates quite flexibly. Accuracy seems to come naturally. Emotion plays a large part in her performance. And she's only 24.

Jane Monheit interprets lyrics. She also surrounds the room with wordless vocals that paint colorful scenery. Backed by ...

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Jane Monheit: Never Never Land

Read "Never Never Land" reviewed by Dave Hughes

At just 22 years of age, vocalist Jane Monheit shows that she has a long, promising career ahead. Monheit was the first runner-up in the 1998 Thelonius Monk Institute vocal competition. For her debut on N-coded Music, Never Never Land, Monheit benefits from an impressive all-star accompanying ensemble consisting of Kenny Barron (piano), Ron Carter (bass), ...

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Jane Monheit: Never Never Land

Read "Never Never Land" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Jane Monheit is a name you're going to hear again...and again...in the future.

On her first release, “Never Never Land", the 22-year-old Monheit has lined up some formidable talent, both in musical and production capacities.

Musicians? None other than Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Lewis Nash, Bucky Pizzarelli, Hank Crawford and David “Fathead" Newman. As ...

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Jane Monheit: Never Never Land

Read "Never Never Land" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Jane Monheit is a name you're going to hear again--and again--in the future.

On her first release, “Never Never Land", the 22-year-old Monheit has lined up some formidable talent, both in musical and production capacities.

Musicians? None other than Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Lewis Nash, Bucky Pizzarelli, Hank Crawford and David “Fathead" Newman. As ...