“Jane Monheit is blessed with a voice of phenomenal beauty”, – authoritative critic from the New York Times writes. Born in a family of musicians (her maternal line comprises professional singers, while her father played banjo and guitar), Jane listened to the records of Ella Fitzgerald from childhood, with whom the singer is compared today. Monheit began to practice vocal at 17, and at the age of 20, she became a runner-up in a vocal competition at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, and released her first album.
Today, Jane Monheit has received several Grammy nominations. She is one of the biggest jazz stars, touring around the world.
The singer boldly combines genres and styles, works tirelessly on new albums, and collaborates with outstanding musicians of her generation.
In Sochi, the singer will be performing with her longtime musical partners – percussionist Rick Montalbano (he brought her to the big stage somewhere around the second half of the 1990s, making the vocalist his jazz quintet), pianist Michael Kanan, who has performed with many jazz stars, and bassist, composer and arranger Neal Miner.