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All that jazz: festival at St. Petersburg College, Linda Eder, Jane Monheit

Jane Monheit

She has been a busy jazz singer since coming onto the scene about 10 years ago. At 33, the Long Island, N.Y., native already has 10 albums to her credit, and the latest, Home, is the first she produced herself. It is a collection of jazz standards that includes There's a Small Hotel, Tonight You Belong To Me and I'll Be Around. Monheit performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Largo Cultural Center. $35, $40. (727) 587-6793; largoarts.com.

Linda Eder

Eder is not, strictly speaking, a jazz singer, but she knows how to swing. Her forthcoming album, Now, reunites her with ex-husband Frank Wildhorn, who wrote the songs and produced. Included is The Mad Hatter, Eder's rendition of a song from Wildhorn's musical Wonderland, which got its start at the Straz Center in Tampa and opens on Broadway in April. Eder has a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. $49.50, $70. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

SPC Jazz Festival

St. Petersburg College's third annual jazz festival features singer Denise Moore, the Alex Berti Trio (Berti is shown here) and the Ronnie Burrage Trio. Moore performs with the Helios Jazz Orchestra, conducted by festival director David Manson, today. Berti, a bassist, leads his Miami-based trio in concert Friday. Drummer Burrage and his trio play the festival finale Saturday. All concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at the music center on the St. Petersburg/Gibbs campus. $10. (727) 341-4360; spcollege.edu/spg/music.

John Fleming, Times performing arts critic

All that jazz: festival at St. Petersburg College, Linda Eder, Jane Monheit 01/26/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:30am]

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