"The beauty of Ms. Sheehan's voice is refreshingly unvarnished and devoid of circus tricks. Drawing from a deep well of feeling, she interprets lyrics from the point of view of someone who knows who she is and conveys empathy in a voice that glows with insight." -- THE NEW YORK TIMES
"A major new voice has arrived, and this is wonderful news for those who love good songs sung with the kind of artistry that makes each of them shine like a precious gem." -- JERSEY JAZZ MAGAZINE
"Sheehan is a vocal chameleon, adaptable to any style, and yet it never seems put on. Likewise, her pitch and diction are flawless, but her delivery never seems studied. Honesty is her hallmark trait." -- THE BISTRO AWARDS NEW YORK
"Sheehan's versatility and the pleasures of this disc can be highlighted by describing the disc's first two tracks: Her beautiful and gossamer interpretation of Jerome Kern and Hammerstein's 'All the Things You Are' is followed by a rendition of Shelton Brooks' 'Some of These Days,' in which she channels her inner Sophie Tucker. Meanwhile, a medley of Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Some Enchanted Evening' (from South Pacific) and Adam Guettel's 'Fable' (from The Light in the Piazza) proves to be shrewdly conceived and expertly rendered.” -- THEATERMANIA.COM
"What is most remarkable and intriguing is the emotional translation given by Ms. Sheehan to every facet of each genre. Her voice is pure and bold, trained and truthful." -- THEATRE REVIEWS LIMITED
“As I listened to Jennifer Sheehan's 'You Made Me Love You,' I got the impression that her love was more directed to the American Songbook than any mere mortal being. It is rare that one singer has as much going for her as Jennifer displays on this new disc. Her classical training (The Juilliard School) does not get in the way of subtlety and nuance-- perhaps it even supports these qualities as her pitch seems perfect and she never pushes her soprano. All this was evident from the opening, ‘All the Things You Are,’ to the finale, ‘Love is Here to Stay.’ On ‘In the Still of the Night,’ with a gently swaying Latin feel, she uses vocalese with the skill of a jazz singer. Her breath control and shapely phrasing are especially evident all through ‘I’ll Be Seeing you,’ one of the many songs where she includes the verse.” -- CABARET SCENES MAGAZINE
"There is aural glory to relish. 'In the Still of the Night' is also worthy just because of the purity of the sound, the sumptuous accompaniment that makes it a ravishing rhapsody by skilled accompanists and a songstress who has the pipes.
Longing back to the past or looking forward, Jennifer Sheehan has a glow and her real affection and respect for the material is evident, too. That's plenty to appreciate." -- TALKIN BROADWAY.COM
It's time to celebrate! The Great American Songbook is celebrating its 100th birthday and multi-award winning vocalist Jennifer Sheehan has created a critically-acclaimed show (and now an album of songs from that show) that recognizes this milestone and celebrates the phenomenal music that has moved and delighted generations.
While the Great American Songbook is widely considered to be a collection of standards from the 1920s until about 1960 (when rock 'n' roll and other genres began to dominate the airwaves), Jennifer shows how the Songbook actually began about 100 years ago, with the recording of the first true modern American standard, "Some of These Days." And, while the Songbook may have lost the spotlight in the '60s, the second chapter of the Songbook- just as glorious as the first- continues to be written!
Passionate about classics from the Songbook’s Golden Era, as well as more contemporary masterpieces, Sheehan sings the songs—and the praises—of America’s finest lyricists and composers—from Berlin to Bucchino and Gershwin to Guettel. And she shares how their songs have taken hold of the hearts and imaginations of generations, including her own!
The show (and album) includes songs by Jerome Kern, George & Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Henry Mancini, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand, Barry Manilow, Susan Werner, Adam Guettel and more!
Multi-award winning vocalist Jennifer Sheehan has performed for audiences from coast to coast and in the U.K., including at Carnegie Hall as the guest of Michael Feinstein, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, the Savannah Music Festival, Feinstein's at Loews Regency, Guild Hall, the Juilliard at Aiken Festival, Ely Cathedral in England, the Colony Hotel's Royal Room in Palm Beach and more-- as well as in numerous concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, 92nd Street Y and many of New York's prestigious private clubs.
She is the first-ever recipient of the Johnny Mercer Foundation's Margaret Whiting Award and the first winner of the Noël Coward Foundation Award. Ms. Sheehan also has received the Dorothy Loudon Foundation Award, the Julie Wilson Award, and was first-place winner of the National Glenn Miller Vocal Competition.
In addition to her solo concerts celebrating the music of the Great American Songbook and the music of the '60s, Ms. Sheehan performs in the theater. She most recently starred as Betty Haynes (Rosemary Clooney's role) in "White Christmas" regionally and has performed as one of six vocalists in Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular.
Ms. Sheehan is a graduate of The Juilliard School.
To visit her website: www.JenniferSheehan.com
To follow her on Facebook: www.facebook.com/JenniferSheehanMusic