Jane Stuart vocalist/actor
Jane Stuart has been on The New York scene as an exciting, soulful singer as well as an actor for quite awhile.
Starting out as a ‘show biz’ kid,you’ve probably heard her voice many times singing commercials for Bain de Soleil, Chevrolet’s “Heartbeat of America”, Freedent Gum, Hawaiian Punch, Nissan, Rightguard, and many other National TV and radio jingles singing with Valerie Simpson, Patti Austin and Shawn Colvin. You’ve also heard her singing background on a number of artists’ albums, such as Barry Manilow.
Her theatre experiencemost notably was Off Bway “Curley McDimple”, “Long Time Comin’ A Long Time Gone” with Richard Gere, Vicky Sue Robinson and Jessica Harper and Joe Papp’s NY Shakespeare Festival Jazz Mobile Theatre with Woody Shaw, Harold Vic and Freddie Waites
Jane has worked with and continues to work with some of the best of the best including Charlie Smalls (composer of “TheWiz”), Kenny Rankin, Lou Gossett Jr., DannyAiello, Freddie Prinze, The Thad Jones//Mel Lewis Quintetwith Roland Hanna, Jon Faddis, George Mraz, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis. Dave Stryker, Bob DeVos, Vic Juris, Andrew Gould, Matt Hong, Scott Neumann, Steve Count, Cecilia Coleman, Matt Chertkoff, Dave Rickenberg, John Eckert, Walt Weiskopf, Bill Warfield, Gerry Niewood, Dick Oatts, Gary Dial, John Mosca, Glen Drews, Tom “Bones” Malone, Jon Mayer, Willy Dalton, Ed Palermo, Gary Keller, Jimmy Vivino, Scott Healy, Darmon Meader, Jerry Vivino, Andy Fusco, Carl Latham, Ed Alstrom, Peter Yellin, Gradie Stone, Jimmy Young, Bill Tesar, Gary Haberman, Patti Dunham, Chris Palmera, Frank Pagano, Dennis Espantman and Charlie Descarfino.
Currently Jane is the featured vocalist with Bill Warfield’s Hell’s Kitchen Funk Orchestra.
CD’s include:“Beginning To See The Light”, awarded the prestigious
Blue Chip Award by Dr. Herb Wong, “Best Jazz Vocals” for the International Association of Jazz Educators.
“Beginning To See The Light” produced and arranged by Jane Stuart and Rave Tesar. Musicians: Rave Tesar, Rick De Kovessey, Lenny Argese, Vinnie Cutro, Frank Elmo, Conrad Zulauf, Dan Nigro, Frankie Valdes, Sue Williams and Kermit Driscoll. Graphic design and photography by Janis Wilkins.
Follow up acclaimed CD “Don’t Look Back” produced and arranged by Jane Stuart and Rave Tesar
Musicians: Rave Tesar, Rick De Kovessey, Emedin Rivera, Dave Stryker, Dick Oatts, Frank Elmo, Sue Williams and Kermit Driscoll, Graphic design and photography by Janis Wilkins.
“Jane Stuart is as complete a jazz singer as they come. With the timing of a tap dancer, the emotive responsiveness of a stage performer, a voice for the ages, and the experience to put it all together into one unified whole.” All About Jazz-Dan Bilawsky
“Her singing and music are simply FRESH!
She gives true meaning to lyrics and full attention to a jazz attitude.
She stretches from whispers to wails… Jane Stuart is way above the crowd.”
Dr. Herb Wong acclaimed jazz journalist
“Who can resist the spell she weaves. All in all we are in the presence of an artist who understands it all because she gives us the feeling that she has been through it all, and that is something every real jazz singer strives to relate. It is all here.”
Grady Harp for Amazon.com