GRAMMY-nominated jazz musician Jane Monheit will captivate you with her entrancing vocals.
Born in Long Island, N.Y., Monheit began her professional singing career while still attending high school and later studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Just three years out of college, Monheit placed runner-up in the 1998 Thelonious Monk International Vocalist Competition. These days, the globetrotting jazz singer tours with her bandmates Michael Kanan (piano), Neal Miner (bass) and husband Rick Montalbano (drums).
Monheit, who has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The View and The Today Show, was a judge for the 14th Annual Independent Music Awards in 2015. She earned two GRAMMY nominations in the Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) category for her rendition of a Judy Collins ballad, “Since You’ve Asked,” from the album Live at the Rainbow Room (2003), and for “Dancing in the Dark,” from Taking a Chance on Love (2005).