Music: The Newest Jazz Singer

Jane Monheit has good looks, a great voice and the best sidemen around. So what's wrong with that?

Could there be a better time to be Jane Monheit? She's young, she's great looking, she's the hottest thing in jazz since the Ken Burns series ended--it has ended, hasn't it?--and the only thing difficult in her life, she says, is "being an adult."

Yet even that shouldn't prove so hard if one of the measures of adulthood is accomplishment. The 23-year-old singer's first album, last year's Never Never Land, has sold more than 60,000 copies, a number which might not seem special to Janet Jackson, but to a jazz artist has the same sweet sound that "NASDAQ up 100...

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