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Jazz Vocalist Jane Monheit and Special Guest Mark O'Connor Take the Annenberg Center Stage This Spring

Published: 2013-02-01
Philadelphia, PA—The Annenberg Center continues its jazz series with a performance by Grammy nominee and audience favorite Jane Monheit. Known for a smoky, romantic jazz tone, Monheit is “endowed with improvisatory skill and a voice of singular plushness” (New York Times). She will be joined by Grammy®-winning fiddler, Mark O’Connor, the man dubbed “one of the most talented and imaginative artists working in music—any music—today” (New York Times).

This performance will take place on Saturday, March 16 at 8 PM. Tickets are $20-$55 (prices are subject to change). For tickets or for more information, please visit AnnenbergCenter.org or call 215.898.3900. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Annenberg Center Box Office.

A two-time Grammy nominee, Jane Monheit brings a decade of performing and recording experience to the Annenberg Center. Her first album, Never Never Land, was voted Top Debut Recording by the Jazz Journalist’s Association and stayed on the Billboard Jazz chart for over a year. With several number one albums under her belt, Monheit has become a beloved jazz and cabaret artist.

Monheit will be performing hits from her most recent recording, Home. This 10th anniversary album features “letter-perfect phrasing and warm, sensual, swingy delivery” (Los Angeles Times).

Monheit will be joined by Michael Kanan on piano, Rick Montalbano on drums and Neil Miner on bass. The performance will also prominently feature special guest and internationally renowned jazz violinist, Mark O’Connor.

Hailed as “brilliantly original” by the Seattle Times, O’Connor is a two-time Grammy award winner for Best Country Instrumental Performance and Best Classical Crossover Album and an eight-time nominee. With over two million albums sold, his keen hybrid of American bluegrass, jazz, country and classical has garnered him mass critical acclaim and prestige. He has recorded with a wide range of artists including Chet Atkins, James Taylor, Michelle Shocked, Alison Krauss, David Grisman, Tony Rice, Béla Fleck, Renée Fleming, Pinchas Zukerman, Stéphane Grappelli, Patty Loveless, The Dixie Dregs, John Hartford and Wynton Marsalis.
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