As the kick-off performance in HACPAC’s inaugural PAC the House series, this duo lights up the stage for a magical evening of music. Inspired by great cabaret singers of the past, the sultry vocalist Monheit joins pianist, singer, and songwriter DeSare for an evening of American standards and new favorites, plus some surprise revisions of classics. Expect some Sinatra from Ol’ Blue Eyes interpreter DeSare.
Jane Monheit, a Grammy-nominated jazz and pop vocalist, has collaborated with John Pizzarelli, Michael Bublé, Ivan Lins, Terence Blanchard, and Tom Harrell. She has recorded many songs from the Great American Songbook and considers Ella Fitzgerald her inspiration. Much of the year she tours with her band, but also performs with major symphony orchestras throughout the country.
Tony DeSare is a jazz singer, pianist, and songwriter who was named a “Rising Star” Male Vocalist in the Downbeat Critics Poll. Along with Harry Connick Jr. and Michael Bublé, he is a “neo-traditional” stylist, covering old and new pop and jazz standards, with special emphasis on Frank Sinatra.
PAC the House: Mission Statement
The mission of the PAC the House series is to present Bergen County audiences with an array of distinctive acts that may not appear on other area stages. The City of Hackensack and the Main Street Business Alliance, which co-sponsor the PAC the House series, carefully vet the performers to ensure a variety of cultural backgrounds and disciplines and to cultivate a hip ambiance for the redeveloping downtown. In the intimate Hackensack Performing Arts Center, the PAC the House series presents well-known performers as well as up-and-coming artists who promise to become new favorites.