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Stacey Kent - 86% match to Jane Monheit

Genres: Vocals Jazz World Music
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27 March 1968, South Orange, New Jersey, USA. Starting to sing as a child, Kent never thought of singing as a career, treating it only as a hobby. She took a degree in Comparative Literature, also studying languages. After graduation she visited England, ‘just to get away’, and while in London decided to take a post-graduate course in jazz. This brought her into co Read more

Diana Krall

Diana Krall - 78% match to Jane Monheit

Genres: Vocals Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Jazz Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock World Music Vocals Comedy
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16 November 1964, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Raised in a musical family Krall studied classical piano at school but played jazz style in her school band. Her first professional gig was at the age of 15 and she has not stopped since. She won a Vancouver Jazz Festival scholarship to Berklee College Of Music in the USA but later returned to her home town where she conti Read more

Eliane Elias - 71% match to Jane Monheit

Genres: Latin Jazz
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19 March 1960, São Paulo, Brazil. Before she reached the age of 21, Elias had attracted considerable attention, not only for her keyboard playing but also as a teacher of jazz music. In the early 80s she moved to New York, joined the Randy Brecker and Michael Brecker jazz rock group, Steps Ahead, with whom she remained until 1984, and thereafter recorded and toured ex Read more

Karrin Allyson - 71% match to Jane Monheit

Genres: Jazz
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Great Bend, Kansas, USA. While still a small child, Allyson moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where she studied classical piano. Later, living in the San Francisco Bay area, she worked in the theatre before returning to Nebraska to attend university where she majored in classical piano, graduating in 1987. It was around this time that Allyson’s musical horizons broadened and sh Read more

Madeleine Peyroux

Madeleine Peyroux - 71% match to Jane Monheit

Genres: Vocals Jazz Pop / Rock Documentaries
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1974, Athens, Georgia, USA. A precocious contemporary jazz singer, Madeleine Peyroux was first spotted singing in a Greenwich Village bar in New York, USA, by Atlantic Records Vice President of A&R, Yves Beauvais, in the early 90s. By the advent of her debut album in 1996, Peyroux had already spent much of her young life as a busker and club performer, working principall Read more

Melody Gardot - 58% match to Jane Monheit

Genres: Vocals Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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1985, New Jersey, USA. This Philadelphia-based singer-songwriter and pianist was inspired to begin writing after suffering a life-changing accident in November 2003. Struck by a car while riding her bicycle and suffering severe pelvic and head injuries, Gardot was encouraged by her physician to begin writing and recording songs during her lengthy recuperation. She had played Read more

Laura Fygi - 56% match to Jane Monheit

Genres: Jazz Latin
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Patricia Barber - 56% match to Jane Monheit

Genres: Jazz
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1956, Lisle, Illinois, USA. Encouraged in her musical inclinations by her parents, saxophonist Floyd Barber and singer Peggy Orton, Patricia was taught piano by her father from the age of five, soon moving on to formal lessons. Following the death of her father when she was nine, the family relocated to Sioux City, Iowa. Her classical music studies continued through high sch Read more

Cassandra Wilson - 52% match to Jane Monheit

Genres: Vocals Jazz Soundtracks Blues
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4 December 1955, Jackson, Mississippi, USA. Wilson started piano and guitar lessons at the age of nine. In 1975 she began singing professionally, primarily folk and blues, working in various R&B and Top 20 cover version bands. She emerged as a jazz singer while studying with drummer Alvin Fielder and singing with the Black Arts Music Society in her home-town. In 1981, sh Read more

Shirley Horn - 51% match to Jane Monheit

Genres: Jazz Vocals Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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1 May 1934, Washington, DC, USA, d. 20 October 2005, Cheverly, Maryland, USA. After studying piano formally, Horn continued her musical education at Howard University. She began leading her own group in the mid-50s, and in the early 60s recorded several sessions for Mercury Records, often in company with front-rank bop musicians. For some years Horn spent much of her time in Read more

Jim Tomlinson - 49% match to Jane Monheit

Genres: Jazz
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9 September 1966, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England. Tomlinson grew up in Northumberland, then attended Oxford University where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Meanwhile, he was playing clarinet and saxophones, mostly the tenor, and developing his interest in jazz. In his post graduate year he studied at London’s Guildhall School of Music and began Read more

Lizz Wright - 49% match to Jane Monheit

Genres: Jazz R&B / Soul
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22 January 1980, Hahira, Georgia, USA. Heavily promoted as the new hot voice of jazz, Wright’s sudden appearance in 2002 brought a stronger, tougher feel to the pop jazz crossover music that had seen sky high album sales for several other young singers. Interestingly, Wright was the first black artist to step into this newly created, and potentially richly rewarding are Read more

Dianne Reeves

Dianne Reeves - 45% match to Jane Monheit

Genres: Jazz Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Soundtracks Vocals Documentaries
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Jacintha - 45% match to Jane Monheit

Genres: Jazz Vocals
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Jacintha Abisheganaden, 3 October 1957, Singapore, Malaysia. Jacintha’s Chinese mother sang and played the piano and her Sri Lankan father played classical guitar and was also interested in jazz guitar. She studied piano and voice from her early teens and also sang in the Singapore Youth Choir. After winning a local television talent contest, Talentime, she attended the Read more

Diane Schuur - 43% match to Jane Monheit

Genres: Vocals Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
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Dianne Joan Schuur, 10 December 1953, Tacoma, Washington, USA. Schuur, one of contemporary jazz’s most popular vocalists, was one of GRP Records bestselling artists during her long tenure with the label. Accidentally blinded at birth, she grew up in Auburn, taking to jazz with prodigious enthusiasm, learning Dinah Washington’s repertoire at the age of three and fou Read more

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