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You Are There- Review

Shawnn Monteiro’s latest album You Are There is a fine documentation of her high caliber vocal prowess. This Providence, Rhode Island chanteuse showcases her prodigious talents in a variety of musical settings, arrangements, tempos employing everything from breathy vocals, sustains, scat, and a large vocal presence.

Monteiro has accomplished a great deal on her latest album, You Are There. She swings. She scats. She croons. She features giants like Michael Renzi, Kenny Barron, and Dave Zinno in a true artist’s effort to flesh out her musical vision. What this album, years in the making and showcasing decades of knowledge, has to offer is huge. Produced by Monteiro and Steve Rizzo at Systems Two Sound and at Stable Sounds in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, You Are There can be appreciated for its resonance as well as its talent.

Upcoming Shows 2023-2024

Sunday’s April 28 event will take place in The Met, Hope Artiste Village, 999 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI and will include the induction ceremonies, the unveiling of their displays, and performances by the new inductees. Doors are at 2:00. Tickets are $25.00 general admission/seated show and are on sale now at

Jazz vocalist and pianist Daryl Sherman will perform selections from the Great American Songbook which have been featured on her many albums. Jazz vocalist and music educator Shawnn Monteiro will be presenting classics from her highly popular jazz repertoire laced with blues-oriented improvisations. Jazz saxophonist Harry Allen will be drawing from his vast and varied repertoire encompassing more than 100 albums. The three inductees will be joined by an all-star trio of piano, bass, and drums.

The induction ceremony and concert for music educator, organist, and founder of the Chorus of Westerly, George Kent, will take place Sunday, May 19, at 3:00 p.m. during a performance of Mozart's Mass in C minor by the Chorus at the George Kent Performance Hall, 119 High Street, Westerly, RI. Reserved tickets are on sale at

All proceeds from RIMHOF's annual induction events go toward creating the museum displays, acquiring recordings and memorabilia, and digitizing that collection for permanent online access for future generations. All organizational work has been donated by members of the Board Of Directors and a small staff of volunteers. For general information, visit



Take a walk through

jazz history with

Shawnn in a tribute

to the great voices of the

black women of jazz, Carmen,

Ella, Sarah, Nancy, Dinah,

Abbey, Billie and

so many more heroines

of our great American art form. 

From the perspective of a black

jazz singer.






YOU ARE THERE - Nominated for best vocal jazz album- Jazz Awards

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"You Are There" is Shawnn's most important album to date. Rich collaborations with many of the current heavyweights of jazz. Kenny Barron and Mike Renzi, Dave Zinno, Steve Langone, Nat Reeves, Joe Farnsworth, John Allmark, Josh Bruneau and Steve Davis. You gotta hear this!"” - L.Y.

— Host WETF Jazz Radio