Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Music in May FREE!
Essex County Veterans Courthouse
50 West Market Street, Newark, NJ
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Jazz Woman to the Rescue presents
"World Peace In the Key of Jazz"
201 South Division Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
Thursday, June 4, 2015
9:00 am – Noon
Jazz and Business Workshop
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Frederick P. Rose Hall
Broadway at 60th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
3:15 pm–5:15 pm
Jazz Journalist Awards
The Blue Note
131 West 3rd Street
New York, NY 10012
Saturday, June 27, 2015
West Connecticut Performing Arts Center
Litchfield Performing Arts, Inc.
Litchfield Jazz Festival & Litchfield Jazz Camp
Sunday, February 14, 2016
11:00 am & 1:00 pm Brunch
NJPAC's Jazz at Dorthaan's Place series presents
World Peace and Heavy Love in the Key of Jazz and Blues
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Listen to the Jazz Woman to the Rescue theme song here:
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.
“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
A personal review of Antoinette's 02-15-15 performance at Syracuse:
Thank you so much for your performance. You are a gifted performer. Your diverse repertoire and your audience interaction was very refreshing. We especially enjoyed your spontaneous rendition of ‘Young Gifted and Black.’ You project yourself with such conviction the listener has no choice but to be moved. Your enthusiasm on the bandstand is contagious.
We gave a ride to one of Vicki's interns who is from India and a freshman at SU, she had never been to a jazz concert before or exposed to jazz music of any nature. She indicated that she enjoyed it and asked if that was how all jazz concerts were my nephew who is a jazz musician quickly replied "NO" but that's how they should be.
Thank you again. We look forward to hearing you live in the near future. But in the meantime, we shall continue to chant "Jazzwoman" to the rescue.
Jamie Lou McKinney
A personal review of Antoinette's 02-14-15 performance at FlushingTown hall:
SUPERB concert last night at Flushing Town Hall. Thank you so much for making so many people so very happy–and your band is Amazing!!!!
Executive and Artistic Director
Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts
Antoinette and her group hit town like a fast freight train and delivered an engaging, high-energy show that showcased veteran talent, Danny Mixon, Chip White, Paul Beaudry, and the best of the next generation, Christopher McBride, Solomon Hicks. Our audience responded in kind – standing ovation. Kudos to the supremely talented Antoinette and the dynamite show that she assembled for our event.
Larry Luttinger, CNY Jazz Central
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.
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...
|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.”
“Antoinette Montague has a powerful voice, the ability to hold long notes without wavering, and a knack for making every song sound bluesy.”
“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.”
© 2015 Antoinette Montague