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Bob Thompson's Joy to the World featuring Jane Monheit - FRIDAY NIGHT

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Culture Center Theater

1900 Kanawha Blvd E

Charleston , WV 25301

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Pianist Bob Thompson and WVPB present the 27th annual jazz celebration "Joy to the World" featuring special guest vocalist Jane Monheit.

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Since 1991 Bob Thompson has been a pianist, and regularly featured artist on West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s nationally syndicated radio program Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce. For the past twenty-seven years, he has also been co-producer and host of “Joy to the World,” a Holiday jazz show, broadcast on public radio stations nationwide. With a prolific career of recording, collaborating and performing, Thompson is a beloved treasure to the music lovers in West Virginia and to anyone who experiences his music. In October 2015, Thompson was inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame. Monheit will join The Bob Thompson Unit- Doug Payne, saxophone, Ryan Kennedy, guitar, Timothy Courts, drums, John Inghram, bass- to celebrate the season for two nights at Charleston’s Culture Center Theater. The show will be recorded for television broadcast this season on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, with national radio distribution scheduled for Winter 2020.

Blessed with “a voice of phenomenal beauty” (Stephen Holden, New York Times), Jane Monheit has had plenty of milestone moments in establishing herself as one of today’s best and most important vocalist-musicians. The twice Grammy-nominated singer has released 12 solo albums and has collaborated with Michael Bublé, John Pizzarelli, and Terence Blanchard, among many others. Her latest release, The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald, pays joyous tribute to the legendary singer, while sharing a definitive portrait of herself.

Monheit was raised in Oakdale, New York, on Long Island’s South Shore. Her aunt and grandmother were professional singers. Her mother performed in musical theater and currently performs in local choirs, and her father plays banjo and guitar. His love of bluegrass, folk, and acoustic blues (Bonnie Raitt and Maura O’Connell were among his favorites) shaped her musical sensibility. Jane went on to study voice at the Manhattan School of Music with Peter Eldridge, a founding member of the vocal group New York Voices, where she graduated with honors in 1999. Soon after, Jane released her stunning debut album, Never Never Land, which was voted Best Recording Debut by the Jazz Journalists Association and stayed on the Billboard jazz chart for a year. She’s released 12 albums including a CD and DVD Live at the Rainbow Room, documenting her performance at the iconic New York club with a full band and Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alan Broadbent. In 2005 she released a holiday collection called The Season.

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