Posted October 2022
We don't cover a lot of jazz here at Boomerocity but it's not because we don't like it. We love jazz and there are all sorts of great, new jazz out there and we do listen to it. We just don't get that much of an opportunity to interview the artists from the jazz field.
That changed very recently when I had the opportunity to talk with Jane Monheit. Jane has in the jazz world a long time, but I just discovered her recently and I love her work. I recently received an advanced copy of her new Christmas CD, The Merriest.
Let me tell you, folks: This collection of Christmas classics is covered like you’ve never heard them covered before. If you love Christmas music and if you love jazz, this album is a must have for your personal listening library (and do order this one directly from Jane!). This comes from a person who is usually skeptical about new Christmas albums. This one is great!
I wasn't sure what to expect. I hadn't heard of Jane before. But believe me, I'm never going to forget her now because her voice is amazing. And she has the genre nailed down tight. It is great jazz, regardless of the musical themes that she's singing. After listening to this album, I went out and listened to all her other music, and it is phenomenal. She does an amazing job. I'm a fan. I'm going to be a fan for the rest of my days. I think you will be as well after you listen to this interview.
Get the Christmas record. While you're at it, just go ahead and get all her music that’s available on her website (here). You’re going to be a fan even if you're not a jazz enthusiast, you're going to love Jane and her work.
The Boomerocity Interview With Jane Monheit