Last night, we went to the pretty
North Shore Center for the
in Skokie, a 'burb north of downtown Chicago, to see Jane Monheit
. She played
a really nice, but rather short, set of just over an hour, and one encore.
The auditorium appeared to be of an average age of least twice hers, if not
twice mine (well, maybe not that
old) and didn't quite get into it,
despite the material being rather heavy on standards.
Which is too bad, because she is really good, with a very
wide vocal range and unbelievable control. She did a few pieces from her
previous albums as well as some that should come in the fall -- she recently
signed with Sony and just finished recording a first album for them. Lisa
got us awesome seats in orchestra pit -- second row, to the side. Close up
and personal. Real nice, all told, and just too bad the audience didn't get
more into it.