Jane Stuart will be performing at Shanghai Jazz on Thursday, September 1st from 7:30 - 9:30pm for 2 sets.
Rick De Kovessey-drums
Great gourmet Chinese food and jazz. Perfect combination. No cover or minimum
Jane Stuart Quartet at Shanghai Jazz
Thursday, September 1, 2011
24 Main Street
973-822-2899 reservations suggested
About Jane: Jane Stuart started her singing career at age 5, on a local TV show, "Moser Starlites". Her song was, "Me And My Teddy Bear". As a child she studied ballet at Ballet Arts in Carnegie Hall, acting with Eleanor Raab and Jim Tuttle and singing with Sue Seton and in later years Don Lawrence. Her great love of dance, especially tap, lead her to study at Charlie Lowe's School of Tap and Personality in NYC, alongside, Christopher Walken, Alan Paul (Manhattan Transfer), David Winters (West Side Story) and Jeff Conaway. In later years Jane attributes her tap dancing skills to be the start of her understanding of jazz.
Jane was born and raised in Jersey City, N.J. and then grew up in New York City. Jane attended high school at Quintano's School For Young Professionals in New York City alongside friends and classmates, Bernadette Peters, Greg Hines, Bonnie Bedelia, Michele Conaway, Z (formerly known as Bruce Scott) and Patty Duke.
Jane's Off-Broadway debut was in "Curley McDimple", a parody of the Shirley Temple movies. Jane played the comedic role of the mean Miss Hamilton, (a montage of the many characters played by the great actress, Margaret Hamilton). She played this role for 3 years at the Burt Wheeler Theatre and then The Plaza 9 Theatre. Jane's reviews were outstanding as she sang, tap danced and acted with the legendary Butterfly McQueen in this production. As a result of Jane's fond memories of her experience working with Ms. McQueen, she was invited to contribute to Stephen Bourne's book, "Butterfly McQueen Remembered". Another great memory of this show was when Ms. Margaret Hamilton attended her performance and gave it her blessing. Margaret Loved Jane's portrayal.
Jane shared the stage with Richard Gere, Jessica Harper and the late Vicki Sue Robinson (Turn The Beat Around) in "A Long Time Comin' A Long Time Gone" written by Richard Farina. Jane's portrayal of Joan Baez (Richard Farina's sister- in-law) was another dramatic success for her. Her reviews were outstanding.
Jane was featured in an innovative jazz musical, "Sambo", written by Ron Steward, for Joe Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre. This show was a part of the Jazz Mobile Theater that performed throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The all star orchestra featured many legendary jazz musicians such as, Woody Shaw, Hal Vick and Freddie Waites to name a few.