Jane Monheit arguably the most famous Connetquot alumnus


Jane Monheit sings tonite at Palo Alto’s Mitchell Park El Palo Alto Room, presented by Earthwise Productions (dots me). Her most famous Youtube performance is “I Won’t Dance” with Michael Buble (but from Jane’s cd) that has more than a million views.
She attended Connetquot High in Long Island where other notable alumni are a woman who played in the movie but not tv verson of Twin Peaks, two guys who played a minute in MLB (and one has a son there now), a magician, a small time novelist and playwright and Timothy Treadwell I had heard of who is the man who loved grizzly bears enough to be killed by one as immortalized by the Werner Herzog film, “Grizzly Man”.

I met Jane in 1998; and in fact I attended her first show, at Zinno’s in New York. She had just triumphed in the Thelonious Monk vocal competition and signed with power player Mary Ann Topper, the agent and manager.

She has garned two Grammy nominations. She has played the White House.
Tonite she has Mitchell Park.

Still from Werner Herzog film “Grizzly Man” based on life of Long Island native Tim Treadwell

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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