Jane Scheckter – I'll Take Romance – Doxie

Vocalist Jane Scheckter is a mainstay on the New York City music scene. A Bistro Award winner and a five-time MAC award nominee, she has been wowing audiences with her velvet voice at major New York venues, including Birdland, Birdland Theater, the Metropolitan Room, the Iridium and Lincoln Center Jazz at Rose Hall. Stephen Holden of The New York Times wrote of her “bright clear voice with a brassy edge and a luscious, rounded vibrato, meticulous phrasing, a sultry lower register… and she swings!” Scheckter is now releasing her fifth CD, I’ll Take Romance, a collection of 17 tunes from the Great American Songbook and beyond. I’ll Take Romance comprises smart, cosmopolitan love songs that have been covered by many artists over the years. But Scheckter breathes new life into these chestnuts with her warm voice and conversational style, creating the perfect confluence of sophistication and emotional depth. Rather than choose songs that are world-weary or filled with unrealized longing, Scheckter, who has been married for over 40 years, chose songs that reflect the maturity and insight garnered from a long, happy marriage. With Scheckter’s subtly sultry voice backed by superb musicians, I’ll Take Romance shows that some love songs, like love itself, have a timeless quality.