Jenna Monroe

Jenna Monroe at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014

SpaceCabaret @ 54, North Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1SD - 18th-23rd August 2014 17.45pm,

LOVE LAID BARE & minor obsessions
at Chapel Arts, Bath, 2012

Programme 1: LOVE LAID BARE & minor obsessions

Jenna Monroe, singer/pianist, makes her debut at the Edinburgh Fringe with excerpts from her cabaret show, Love Laid Bare & minor obsessions. Rich with humour and pathos, Jenna takes her audience on a roller coaster journey through love, from the skewered (The Masochism Tango) to the sublime (Cohen's 'Hallelujah'). Also featured is the music of the Uppity Blues Women, Sondheim, Cole Porter & Gershwin.
Jenna has been hailed as "an absolutely mesmerising performer" by the late Marion Montgomery. She sold out two years running at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham.
Originally a classical pianist & singer, Jenna moved effortlessly into jazz, blues, roots & experimental fusion, performing at venues across the south and southwest of the U.K. She is an impressively versatile and dramatic performer whose performances are funny, uplifting, inspiring and profoundly moving.

"Her rich, soulful voice conveys every shade of emotion..." Bath Chronicle

Programme 2: Jenna Monroe sings Leonard Cohen

Jenna sings and plays her unique & sublime arrangements of some of Leonard Cohen's most well-loved songs.

"A singer of terrific emotional power..." Gloucestershire Echo

"A heart stopping Hallelujah..." Stroud News & Journal

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Programme 3: Jenna Monroe Sings Freedom Songs for the New Earth

Jenna sings and plays her compelling & utterly contemporary arrangements of classic freedom songs (spirituals), given a permanent home in the Women In Jazz archives in Swansea.

"She sang classic spirituals magnificently & to such effect that she should take this to as wide an audience as possible - a performance of power & passion..." Newbury Weekly News

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Programme 4: Classic Jazz with Jenna Monroe & James D'Angelo, piano

Jenna Monroe sings mellow classic jazz standards accompanied by pianist/composer/author, James D'Angelo, originally from New York.

"An absolutely mesmerising performer" the late Marion Montgomery, jazz singer

"Absolutely fabulous" Daniel, day manager of the Daffodil Restaurant, Cheltenham

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Programme 5: Crossing Borders

In a richly diverse programme, Jenna Monroe sings and plays across cultures: classic freedom songs (spirituals), British and American folk favourites, the sophisticated and sublime arrangements of Leonard Cohen's work and the simple, heartfelt songs of Emmylou Harris. Her warm, lyrical voice reflects this heritage of many colours in an inspiring performance that is profoundly moving and uplifting.

"Impossible to pigeon-hole...breath-taking beauty...her rich voice effortlessly opens the listeners' hearts." Stroud News & Journal

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CDs by Jenna Monroe

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