Paula Cole & Jane Monheit

The Stafford Palace Theater Presents Paula Cole & Jane Monheit

Paula Cole & Jane Monheit

Fri, October 5, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:15 pm)

$49.50 - $54.50

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

wo powerhouse singers in one amazing night!  Paula Cole has been hailed by Rolling Stone as “an extraordinary songwriter with a gorgeous voice.”  Cole first burst onto the music scene in 1997 and won a Grammy® Award for “Best New Artist.” Jane Monheit has established herself as one of today’s best and most important vocalist-musicians, blessed with “a voice of phenomenal beauty,” by Stephen Holden of The New York Times.

Paula Cole
Grammy® Award winning artist Paula Cole started her career as a jazz singer and now returns, at nearly 50 years of age, to pay homage to her first love of jazz and folk. A self-described “mother and human being first” Cole is a timeless voice not only in song, but for those who have felt pain, and who still stand, a shining light, against all odds. With a voice that is big, rich and gorgeous, a mind that is intelligent, and a heart that transforms suffering into beauty, Paula Cole sings for our enlightenment, for our souls.

Jane Monheit
Jane Monheit
Born: November 3, 1977
Origin: Oakdale, New York, U.S.

Early life:
Jane Monheit was raised in Oakdale, New York on Long Island. She began singing professionally while attending Connetquot High School in Bohemia,N.Y. from which she graduated in 1995. As a child, Monheit spent her summers as a student at the Usdan Center For the Creative and Performing Arts, and is a recipient of their distinguished alumna award. As a student at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, she studied voice under Peter Eldridge. Monheit graduated with honors from the Manhattan School of Music in 1999, earning a BA in music and receiving the William H.Borden Award for outstanding accomplishment in Jazz. As a finalist in the 1998 Thelonious Monk Jazz Institute's vocal competition, she was first runner-up to Teri Thornton. She and her husband, drummer Rick Montalbano, currently reside in Rome, New York. They have one child.

Career:
An international artist, Monheit has performed at most of the major concert halls, cabarets and jazz venues around the globe. She has released seven albums and two DVDs, and has appeared as a guest artist on many others. She appears on the sound track of the movie Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow singing "Over the Rainbow". Monheit has also been a featured performer in the nationally televised Christmas at the White House, the Capitol Fourth of July Celebration, and The National Memorial Day Celebration. She has appeared on numerous television shows including Emeril, Ramsey Lewis' Legends of Jazz, Letterman, The View, and The Today Show. Monheit spends most of the year on tour with her band which currently includes Michael Kanan on piano, Neal Miner on bass, and Rick Montalbano on drums. She also performs with the major symphonic orchestras throughout the country.
Paula Cole
Paula Cole
Born April 5, 1968 in Rockport, Massachusetts, USA
Venue Information:
Palace Theater
75 Main St.
Stafford Springs, CT, 06076