“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
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.
Friday, November 21, 2014
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Jazzmobile 50th Anniversary Concert
First Corinthian Baptist Church
7th Ave. | Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd
& West 116th Street
Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014
The Bridgehampton Museum & Art of Song
Parlor Jazz Concert
Jazz Woman to the Rescue
Antoinette Montague, vocalist
Richie Scollo, saxophone
Hosts: Jane Hastay & Peter Martin Weiss
2539-A Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton
(East of the monument)
Tickets available at bhmuseum.org
$15 for members – $25 for non-members
Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014
Hidden Treasures III:
More Songs of Larry Kerchner
Stage 72 at the Triad
158 West 72nd Street
New York, NY
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
with Danny Mixon and Solomon Hicks
Jazz at the Baha'i
New York Baha'i Center
53 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
Monday, December 8, 2014
MERCEDES ELLINGTON with STEVE ROSS, LEE ROY REAMS, STACY SULLIVAN, WALTER WILLISON, ANTOINETTE MONTAGUE and More!
Landmark on the Park
160 Central Park West (at 76th Street)
New York, NY 10024
$25 Student Tickets
$65 General Admission
$100 VIP Admission – Champagne Reception with Goody Bag
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Order Tickets Here
Saturday, Dec 13, 2014
with Musical Director
Dave Chamberlain's Band of Bones
Flatted Fifth Jazz Vespers
7th Street (off South Orange Ave.)
FREE! for the love of our community
Vocals - Antoinette Montague
Leader, Trombone, & Flute - Dave Chamberlain
Special Guest Jay Hoggard - vibes
Piano - Bob Kaye
Bass - Jerry DeVore
Chembo Corniel - congas
Drums - David Gibson
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Luther Gales' New Year's Eve Day
Antoinette Montague's Jazz, Blues and Beyond Review
featuring Danny Mixon, Solomon Hicks, Winard Harper
Other guests included. Dancers and more!
A tribute to Al, owner of the Lenox Lounge club/brand
2116 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.
New York, NY 10027
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
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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