“Montague has a voice that is immediately appealing, and is adaptable to the variety of tunes that she has chosen for the album. Her sound is smooth with a soulful edge. She never gets tied up with vocal excesses, emphatic when she needs to be, and tender at the appropriate moments.”
—Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz
“Antoinette Montague has a powerful voice, the ability to hold long notes without wavering, and a knack for making every song sound bluesy.”
—Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene
“Jazz players love to accompany a genuine jazz singer and Antoinette is as real as they come: good range, phrasing and taste.”
“Her lusty and soulful voice reaches your most inner core. Her strength is combining the heartfelt passion of the Blues with the sophistication of Jazz.”
—EAGLEyeONE Magazine (Canada)
“My Grandfather said of Ella Fitzgerald that she was 'BEYOND CATEGORY,' and I would like to say the same of Antoinette Montague, that she is 'beyond category.’ "
Mercedes Ellington, CEO
The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts
Rave Reviews for Sunday's First Annual Ridgewood Jazz Feast with Antoinette Montague, accompanied by Dave Chamberlain's lush, wonderful Band of Bones and King Solomon Hicks.
Click here for a full review with photos of the Ridgewood Jazz Feast 2013.
"Antoinette Montague kicked it off, backed by Band of Bones. Fantastic big band jazz."
"The music was top-notch. I was sort of expecting cookie-cutter snoozy jazz, catering to boring white-bread Bergenites. But what we got were three incredible and well-regarded acts, spanning a wide range of jazz and blues. The acts played over the course of what seemed like 5 hours. The lulls between bands were brief, which meant the music kept pumping almost constantly."
"This was a well-run and organized event. Congrats to everyone involved."
Saturday, March 8, 2014
7:30 – 9:00 pm
Antoinette Montague Group
featuring 7-time Grammy Nominated Artist,
Bobby Sanabria, Latin & Jazz Drummer
Danny Mixon, piano
Alex Tremblay, bass
Jazz at Japanalia Eiko
11 Whitney Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Dorthaan's Place – Sunday Brunch
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Please Reserve early.
Tuesday, March 25 – Monday, March 31, 2014
Eleuthera All That Jazz Festival
Eleuthera, Central Eleuthera, Bahamas
Saturday, April 12, 2014
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Antoinette Montague Group
50 Ascan Avenue
Forest Hills, Queens, NY 11375
RECENT PRESS COVERAGE:
Click here to see Antoinette on WBGO's photoblog.
Click here to read coverage of Antoinette's triumphant return gig at the Central New York Jazz Arts Foundation Black History Month Cabaret in Syracuse.
View John Herr's Picasa photo album of Antoinette's performance at the Sheraton University Ballroom, February 13, 2011 here.
Click here to see Antoinette interviewed by Jackie Lennon on "Jackie & Company" Friday, April 8, 2011 12:30 am. Time-Warner Cable CH 67/69, RCN CH 85, Verizon CH 36.
Born and raised in Newark, Antoinette Montague considers Carrie Smith, Etta Jones, Della Griffin and Myrna Lake to be her mentors. Antoinette has worked extensively in the New York area during the past decade with such musicians as Bill Easley, Norman Simmons, Winard Harper, Wycliffe Gordon, Frank Wess, the Duke Ellington Orchestra and Mike Longo's New York State of the Arts Orchestra. more info...
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