With her homage to Ella Fitzgerald, Jane Monheit does not want to imitate her singing style. “What I take from her is her warmth, her charm and the joy she puts into music. Ella showed us that it's okay to sing from a very happy seat." To find that happy place, Jane Monheit hasn't embarked on a nostalgic journey into the past, but has brought a series of memorable songs associated with Ella Fitzgerald into the present, in collaboration with trumpeter Nicolas Payton. The result sounds contemporary and timeless at the same time.