Jane Monheit with special guest Mark O'Connor
Jane Monheit is an extraordinarily gifted jazz vocalist.Her romantic and exceptional songs have made her a favorite in the jazz and cabaret worlds. She is a two-time Grammy nominated artist and has collaborated with artists such as Michael Buble, Ivan Lins, Terence Blanchard and Tom Harrell. Jane celebrates the tenth anniversary of her recording career with her most heartfelt album yet, Home.
A product of America's rich aural folk tradition as well as classical music, Mark O'Connor's creative journey began at the feet of a pair of musical giants. The first was the folk fiddler and innovator who created the modern era of American fiddling, Benny Thomasson; the second, French jazz violinist, considered one of the greatest improvisers in the history of the violin, Stephane Grappelli. Along the way, between these marvelous musical extremes, Mark O'Connor absorbed knowledge and influence from the multitude of musical styles and genres he studied. Now, at age 49, he has melded and shaped these influences into a new American Classical music, and a vision of an entirely American school of string playing. As The Los Angeles Times recently noted, he has "crossed over so many boundaries, that his style is purely personal."