“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
Jazz Woman to the Rescue is a foundation in the works.
It's historic as it visits Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and living Jazz Heroes on the band stand.
There are 2 elements to the Jazz Woman foundation. "The Play it Forward" program of encouraging people to take old instruments and give them to disenfranchised children.
The second prgram is "Put it Back!" The push for citizens to contact local schools in their community to ask if they have an arts education program for their students. If not, we as taxpayers insist they Put it Back! into the curriculum.
Jazz Woman to the Rescue helps with donated instruments and assigns a roster of artists to provide low cost musical education in after school programs and/or designated study slots.
We are currently reaching out in search of grants and donor funding to enable us to bring these two programs to more schools and children.
Photo credit: Tony Graves. Antoinette Montague Quartet with Danny Mixon at a sold out performance at Dorthaan’s Place at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, March 2014.
Valentines Day, Saturday, February 14, 2015
The Red Ball at Flushing Town Hall
Antoinette Montague Quintet
World Peace in the Key of Jazz
with Danny Mixon, Bobby Sanabria, Solomon Hicks
If you are empassioned about Love and Peace,
feel free to wear a Splash of Red.
137-35 Northern Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11354
"Love and Peace in the Key of Jazz, Blues and Beyond"
From Stardust, to Light My Fire, this tribute to the inspirational tunes of Johnny Hartman, The Doors, Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James, Earth Wind and Fire, Nat King Cole, and more done in the spirit of Jazz, Blues and beyond will delight and inspire.
It's a Red Ball at Flushing Town Hall!
A swinging tribute to the fun and art of love, so please feel free to wear your vibrant red outfit (or not) to this Valentines Red Ball at Flushing town Hall where all are welcome.
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015
Central NY Jazz and
Brackens Financial Solutions Network presents
Antoinette Montague's Jazz, Blues and Beyond Review
with Special Features by Amazing Jazz Greats:
Danny Mixon, piano
King Solomon Hicks, guitar/vocals,
the great Bobby Sonabria, drums
and Hassan Shakur, bass
Sponsored by Brackens Financial Solutions Network
Saturday, March 7, 2015
8:30 am – 12:00 noon
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to honor
Antoinette Montague with the
"Standing on their Shoulder:
A Celebration of the Wisdom of Women"
The Grand Ballroom of the Eastwoon Manor
3371 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY
From 8:30am-12:00 noon
(breakfast at 8:45 am) $45.00
Contact Hostess/liaison: Edith Bly Jenkins
Send reservation or donation labeled
“Friends of Antoinette” to Edith Jenkins
Weds. March 11, 2015
8:00 pm and 10:30 pm sets
Antoinette Montague Trio
The New Brunswick Jazz Project
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
Two Albany Street
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
The Norah Iroka Scholarship Fund presents:
A tribute to the great Slide Hampton
Featuring Antoinette Montague Quintet
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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