The virtuoso jazz and cabaret vocalist Jane Monheit has had herself a busy decade-and-a-half, releasing nine proper studio albums as well as a live date from 2005. Monheit’s latest studio release, 2013’s The Heart of the Matter, situates her formidable technique and interpretive muscle in intimate chamber settings. On this quietly expansive and adventurous album, Monheit covers the Beatles, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Randy Newman, Mel Tormé and the great Brazilian songwriter Ivan Lins. Monheit also contributes the lovely mother’s lullabye “Night Night Stars.”
When Jane Monheit appears at the Falcon in Marlboro on Sunday, October 11 at 7 p.m., she will be previewing her Birdland New York City gig. The band features Michael Kanan on piano, Neal Miner on bass and Rick Montalbano on drums. Per usual at the Falcon, there is no cover charge for world-class music, but generous donation is encouraged.
The Falcon is located at 1348 Route 9W in Marlboro. For more information, visit www.liveatthefalcon.com.