Jane and Micah

Jane and Micah

BandJazz

In their unconventional cabaret show, Jane and Micah Burgess bring to the table a diverse set of music that includes classic and modern music theatre, comedy, jazz, pop and country.

Biography

In their unconventional cabaret show, Jane and Micah Burgess bring to the table a diverse set of music that includes classic and modern music theatre, comedy, jazz, pop and country. After debuting their show in South Dakota, Jane and Micah are currently playing clubs, concerts and showcase venues throughout the eastern United States and in their adopted hometown, New York City.

Jane and Micah both grew up in West Virginia and although they met once as teenagers, it wasn’t until attending music school at Duquesne University that they got to know each other. While at Duquesne Micah studied jazz guitar and Jane studied classical voice. Because of their differing musical tastes neither one saw much potential in ever getting to work together. After many failed attempts and as Micah says, “violent tempests in an otherwise tranquil relationship”; however, they did find some common ground.

Their first official gig together was for a Christmas party in 2006 in which they were asked to perform for two hours and include as many Cole Porter songs as possible. Instead of trying to play the Cole Porter tunes in the typical jazz format, they opted to play them in a more theatrical style. Jane comments, “All of a sudden we were using Micah’s jazz training along with his arranging ability and my love for singing and theatrics to come up with a solid set of music”. It wasn’t until a couple of months later, though, when we finally decided to call it a “Cabaret”.”

Jane and Micah’s musical influences are reflected in their set list, which ranges from George Gershwin to William Finn, Patsy Cline to Joni Mitchell and even includes a song by West Virginia outsider Hasil Adkins. The two eventually plan to collaborate on original material but for the time being are dedicated to entertaining audiences with a collection of songs by artists they love.

Set List

Our cabaret show is approximately 75 minutes. For longer engagements we add a variety of classic musical theater selections as well as jazz standards.

Our show includes:

Dear Mr. Gershwin
Not For the Life of Me
Beautiful Hills
Walking After Midnight
You Can't Get A Man With A Gun
Taylor the Latte Boy
Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
A Case Of You
Johnny One-Note
Summertime
Tell Me On A Sunday
Happily Ever After
Someone To Light Up My Life
I Said "No"
Infinite Joy
Somewhere Over the Rainbow