Jane Monheit at Jazziz Nightlife

Jazz vocalist Jane Monheit performs Tuesday and Wednesday nights at Jazziz Nightlife in Boca Raton. (Kravis Center/Courtesy / November 23, 2006)

Jane Monheit: With a lofty resume that includes performances on "The Late Show With David Letterman" and at Carnegie Hall and being named runner-up in the Thelonious Monk Jazz Institute vocal competition, the twice Grammy-nominated jazz singer has reached a more-adventurous stage in her career. "I'm 35, and I've had a child, and I don't care. I just don't. I'm so happy to just be myself, you know, whatever that means, whether it's the choice of the song or what I talk about," Monheit bluntly told NPR's "Tell Me More" in April, the same month she released her 11th album, "The Heart of the Matter." The album includes a treatment of the Beatles' "The Long and Winding Road" and, in concert, she covers Fiona Apple and songs from "Sesame Street." Monheit will perform 7 and 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Jazziz Nightlife (201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton). $55-$85. 561-300-0730 or JazzizNightlife.com.Phillip Valys


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