Stephen Holden, New York Times… “Jane Monheit is blessed with a voice of phenomenal beauty. She has had plenty of milestone moments in establishing herself as one of today’s best and most important vocalist-musicians.
With her new album, The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald on Emerald City Records... Jane has surprised even herself with her artistic leap. On this new offering, guided by her producer, arranger, and trumpet great, Nicholas Payton... Monheit pays joyous tribute to Ella while sharing a definitive portrait of herself.
Throughout the recording, Jane’s gorgeous upward swoop is pure Ella, her earthy wordless phrases pure Sarah, but this album is a classic example of a singer leading her influences rather than being led by them.”
- Jane Monheitvocalist
- Larry Goldingspiano
- Dave Robairebass
- Rick Montalbanodrums