Award-winning jazz vocalist Shawnn Monteiro returns to Whaling City Sound with “To Carmen with Love,” a fitting tribute to her inspiration and muse, Carmen McRae. This release is an intimate collection of songs that Carmen recorded multiple times over her storied career. Among the 12-tracks are “Old Devil Moon,” “You’re Looking at Me,” “Nice Work” and more. Like Carmen, Shawnn has the rare ability to “own” a room – keeping the listeners riveted as she delivers the lyrics is a meaningful and swinging manner. The able support of pianist Mike Renzi, bassist Dave Zinno and drummer Steve Langone provide a relaxed setting for Shawnn to express her devotion to both these wonderful songs and her longtime inspiration, Carmen McRae.