This week at Auburn Public Theater there’s something for everyone, from world- renowned rock star John Waite, to jazz icon Jane Monheit, to funny guy Rocky LaPorte. Learn more about each act below, and see you this week at The Auburn.
John Waite – Thursday, October 18 at 8pm Tickets $45 advance/ $50 door, student rush free (based on availability)
Women in Jazz, featuring Jane Monheit – Friday October 19 at 8pm Tickets $35 advance/ $38 door, student rush free (based on availability)
Jazz singer Jane Monheit has made a name for herself as one of the First Lady’s of Jazz. Monheit is a two-time Grammy nominee who burst onto the jazz scene in 1998 at the young age of 20, when she was the runner up of the Thelonious Monk Institute’s vocal competition, behind the late Teri Thornton. Her most recent album, The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald debuted to critical acclaim, according to the NY Times: “There’s an anchoring sense of lived experience in her singing, no less on a light-footed swinger like “Something’s Gotta Give” than on a crystalline ballad like “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye.” Her deliberative phrasing and intonation point beyond Fitzgerald to another shining exemplar, Judy Garland.”