Jane Monheit: The Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration

Jane Monheit: The Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration

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Friday, June 23 at 7:30pm
Starr Theater at Walton Arts Center
Tickets starting at $30

Part of the Starrlight Jazz Series

Additional support provided by Hershey & Denise Garner

Blessed with a voice of phenomenal beauty, Jane Monheit has established herself as one of today’s best and most important vocalist-musicians. But the Long Island native surprised even herself on her newest album – a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald’s beloved songbook. The result is a classic example of a singer leading her influences, rather than being led by them, with earthy wordless phrases and a sound that plays up her incomparable swinging, scatting, girlish side. Monheit is all woman here, pouring herself into the lyrics with sultry savoir faire. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ella’s birth, Monheit takes the stage with her longtime band mates to present her interpretation of this musical lioness.

Artist website: janemonheitonline.com
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