Singer Jane Monheit to perform at Anderson Center
October 3, 2012Tweet
Jazz vocalist Jane Monheit and her quartet will perform at the Anderson Center at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.
As an international artist, Monheit’s romantic interpretations of songs have earned her a name in both the jazz and cabaret worlds. She has received numerous accolades for her work. Her first album, “Never Never Land,” was voted top debut recording by the Jazz Journalistʼs Association and stayed on the Billboard jazz chart for over a year. Subsequent albums either charted high or in several cases, debuted at No. 1, plus yielded two Grammy nominations in the Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals category.
Monheit has been a featured performer in the nationally televised “Christmas at the White House,” “The Capitol Fourth of July Celebration” and “The National Memorial Day Celebration.” She also has appeared on numerous television shows including “Emeril,” “Ramsey Lewis’ Legends of Jazz,” “The View” and “The Today Show.”
Monheit’s special guest will be Mark O’Connor, who at age 13 was the youngest person ever to win the Grand Master Fiddler Championship competing against all ages, amateur and professional. O’Connor is still the only person to ever win national titles on fiddle, bluegrass guitar and mandolin. He has won six Country Music Association Musician of the Year awards in a row in Nashville.
O’Connor has played violin, mandolin and guitar with an impressive list of musicians in a variety of genres of music including the David Grisman Quintet, The Dregs, Bela Fleck, the American Music Shop and the New Nashville Cats. He has also appeared on many top 10 hits, recording more than 500 albums with Dolly Parton, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Randy Travis and The Judds.
Tickets are $25, general public, $20, faculty, staff and seniors; and $12, students. For more information, call 607-777-ARTS or go to http://anderson.binghamton.edu.