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Accolades for Antoinette

 

“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.”
—Jazz Times

 

“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)


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“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

 

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Antoinette Montague formed a relationship with Carrie Smith, who I adored and was like family to me.

 

Antoinette adored Carrie, I guess we both adored her for how real and up front Carrie was. Carries unique contralto voice influenced Antoinette and Carrie told her, "I don't teach but I will send you to someone who will teach you". That was me Norman Simmons and the birth of an eternal relationship.

 

I saw Antoinette alter a high Soprano Voice to a Dynamic Contralto, I knew all the sexy moves that she got from Carrie and additional stage presence and song selection from from Etta Jones. I recognized her diligence to learn to be the best from association with the best; plus respect for the music as a whole.

 

I know of no performance situation that Antoinette cannot cover and of course I am never hesitant to recommend her performance ability and flexibility for any situation. That is because of the Character, Dignity and Intelligence that supports her talent.

                                                                             – Norman Simmons

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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."

 

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Weds. August 6, 2014

Jazzmobile

Winard Harper and Jeli Posse

with Guest Vocalist Antoinette Montague

Grant's Tomb

West 122nd Street & Riverside Drive

New York, NY 10027

212-666-1640

www.jazzmobile.org

212-866-4900

 

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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Antoinette Montague

Bethany Baptist Church

275 Market Street

Newark, NJ 07103

973-623-8161

www.bethany-newark.org

 

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Friday, August 15, 2014
7:00 PM
Hudson Valley Jazz Fest
The Chris Persad Group
with vocalist Antoinette Montague

The Dautaj
36 Oakland Avenue
Warwick, NY
845-986-3666

www.hudsonvalleyjazzfest.org

 

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Morristown Jazz Festival

Winard Harper and Jeli Posse

with Guest Vocalist Antoinette Montague

On the Green

West Park Place

Morristown, NJ 07960

973-644-3293

www.townofmorristown.org

 

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Weds. September 3, 2014

Noon – 1:00 pm

WBGO Jazz Series

Antoinette Montague

at the Hilton Gateway 2

1048 Raymond Blvd.

Newark, NJ 07102

www.wbgo.org

973-622-5000

 

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

12:30pm – 5:00 pm

31st Annual World Class Jazz Concert & Brunch

Internationally renowned musicians

 

Warren Vaché, Cornet

Bucky Pizzarelli, Guitar

Derek Smith, Piano

Rufus Reid, Bass

Bill Easley, Tenor Saxophone

Steve Johns, Drums

   with Antoinette Montague, vocalist

Indian Trail Club

830 Franklin Lake Road

Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417

www.redcross.org

 

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Jazz at Kitano

Antoinette Montague

Kitano

66 Park Avenue at 38th Street

New York, NY

www.kitano.com

 

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Valentines Day, Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Red Ball at Flushing Town Hall

Antoinette Montague Quintet

137-35 Northern Boulevard

Flushing, NY 11354
718-463-7700 

www.flushingtownhall.org

"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. 

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RECENT PRESS COVERAGE:

 

Click here to see Antoinette on WBGO's photoblog.

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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.

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View John Herr's Picasa photo album of Antoinette's performance at the Sheraton University Ballroom, February 13, 2011 here.

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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.


 


 

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Antoinette MontagueBorn 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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