|Born||November 3, 1977|
Oakdale, New York, U.S.
|Genres||Vocal jazz, pop standards, Brazilian|
Monheit was born and raised in Oakdale, New York, on Long Island. Her father played banjo and guitar. Her mother sang and played music for her by singers who could also be her teachers, beginning with Ella Fitzgerald. At an early age Monheit was drawn to jazz and Broadway musicals.
She began singing professionally while attending Connetquot High School in Bohemia, New York. She attended the Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts. At the Manhattan School of Music she studied voice under Peter Eldridge; she graduated in 1999.
When she was 22, she released her first album, Never Never Land (N-Coded, 2000). Like Fitzgerald, she recorded many songs from the Great American Songbook. After recording for five labels, she started her own, Emerald City Records. Its first release was The Songbook Sessions (2016), an homage to Fitzgerald.
|2000||Never Never Land||N-Coded|
|2001||Come Dream with Me||N-Coded|
|2002||In the Sun||N-Coded|
|2003||Live at the Rainbow Room||N-Coded|
|2004||Taking a Chance on Love||Sony|
|2008||The Lovers, the Dreamers and Me||Concord|
|2013||The Heart of the Matter||EmArcy|
|2016||The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald||Emerald City|
- David Benoit, Believe (Concord, 2015)
- David Benoit, Two in Love (Concord, 2015)
- Terence Blanchard, Let's Get Lost (Sony, 2001)
- Les Brown, Session #55 (2001)
- Tom Harrell, Wise Children (Bluebird, 2003)
- Harold Mabern, Afro Blue (Smoke Sessions, 2015)
- Mark O'Connor, In Full Swing (Odyssey, 2003)
- Frank Vignola and Joe Ascione, 662⁄3 (Hyena, 2005)
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