Jane Monheit The Merriest on CD October 28, 2022 Streaming Formats on November 4

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CLUB44 RECORDS USHERS IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH

JANE MONHEIT

THE MERRIEST

~ON CD OCTOBER 28, 2022~

~STREAMING FORMATS ON NOVEMBER 4~

“A VOICE OF PHENOMENAL BEAUTY”

-THE NEW YORK TIMES

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New York, NY(October 4, 2022) –Jane Monheit is about to unwrap her new holiday CD The Merriest (Club44 Records) on October 28, followed by a streaming format release on November 4.

“I’ve always been a person who loves the holiday season,” enthuses the international #1 Billboard pop/jazz vocalist. “I look forward to it all year, especially the wonderful songs we only get to experience during the month of December.”

When classic Christmas songs are dipped in the sweet, luscious swing of jazz music, the results are always as warm and soothing as hot cocoa and chestnuts. Top that with a vocal performance from an artist who has perfected the art of songbook standards, and you’ve got all the ingredients for holiday delight.

The Merriest is Jane Monheit’s second holiday album, following 2005’s The Season. On this release, the celebrated jazz singer continues her tradition of imbuing timeless music with her unique vocal and jazz stylings. Produced by Rick Montalbano, The Merriest is a personal collection of festive faire handpicked by Monheit herself. In addition to the decadent duet “That Holiday Feeling” with world-renowned artist John Pizzarelli, the album features such beloved material as “Christmas Time Is Here”, “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”, “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”, and “Winter Wonderland”. The Merriest also features the first ever recording of Broadway legend Cy Coleman’s composition “(Christmas) Stay With Me.”

A master of her craft, Jane Monheit’s stunning interpretations of the American Songbook, classic pop songs, and traditional Latin / bossa nova tunes have mesmerized fans the world over. Her ability to honor timeless material with her well-honed vocal performances has resulted in several of her albums going to #1 on the Billboard Jazz Charts.

Smooth, playful, and enchanting, The Merriest richly revisits these cherished melodies with lush orchestrations and Monheit’s signature vocals, evoking nostalgia, family, and home. It’s a perfect collection to kick off the holiday season.

Track Listing: 1. Christmas Time Is Here 2. It’s the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year 3. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 4. (Christmas) Stay With Me 5. That Holiday Feeling (featuring John Pizzarelli) 6. The Christmas Song 7. The Merriest 8. What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve? 9. Winter Wonderland

CLUB44 RECORDS – Nashville based independent label highlights the Broadway, cabaret and jazz genres, preserving the American Songbook, and providing a home for artists who represent this timeless music. Following their premiere studio release, Christmas at Birdland, the label has presented Love Notes, the latest album from Tony Award and Golden Globe winner Linda Lavin; Billy’s Place from Grammy Award winner Billy Stritch; Act One from rising vocal star Nicolas King; Jane Monheit’s Come What May, which celebrates the international Billboard #1 pop/jazz vocalist’s 20th anniversary as a recording artist; Carol Sloane’s Live at Birdland, an intimate set captured at the legendary venue; and After the Ball, the new album from two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole. Club44 Records also serves as the creative home of many other singers, instrumentalists and writers. All releases are distributed digitally through Green Hill Productions/ Universal Music Group and to retail outlets by Provident/Sony. Club44Records.com

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