Jane Monheit: Ella Fitzgerald Songbook Sessions @ Indy Jazz Fest 2017
Indy Jazz Fest and REI Real Estate presents 2x GRAMMY nominated vocalist Jane Monheit and her latest project in tribute to the late, great Ella Fitzgerald on what would be Ella’s 100th birthday year.
Jane Monheit credits Ella Fitzgerald as a primary musical influence but not so much for Ella’s style, which indelibly helped shape vocal jazz for every generation that followed. “What I really got from Ella is her warmth, her charm, the joy she puts in her music,” Jane says. “I learned that it’s okay to sing from a very happy place. I think there is a misconception that this kind of singing has to be always heavy and torchy. Ella showed us that it can be about total joy.”