All Press Releases for August 14, 2008

Antoinette Montague Summer 2008 Performance Schedule : : Friday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 20

Antoinette Montague continues her swinging Summer schedule with a hot set of sessions. Next up is the FREE Yonkers Jazz and Blues at Dusk Series on Friday, August 15. On Wednesday, August 20 Antoinette appears at The Kitano - New York, one of the city's finest luxury hotels

    Friday, August 15, 2008
6:30, ending at 8:30 pm FREE!

Antoinette Montague Quintet
Guest: Bill Easley (sax), Tommy James (piano),
Hassan Shakur (bass), Vince Ector (drums)
and Bobby Lovelle (sax and flute)

Jazz and Blues at Dusk at the Yonkers Water Plaza
Main Street (aka 1 VanDerdonk Street)
at the lovely waterfront stage
Yonkers Business /Arts Development

Please come out and hang out at The Kitano-New York
Celebrate a special evening in a special, intimate and cozy spot

Wednesday, August 20, 2008
8:00 pm and 10:00 pm

Antoinette Montague Quintet
Tommy James(piano), Hassan Shakur(bass),
Vince Ector (drums), and Bobby Lovelle (sax and flute)

The Kitano - New York
66 Park Avenue at 38th Street, NYC
No cover / $15 minimum (parking on 38th Street)
Reservations recommended: 212-885-7119

Antoinette Montague

Born and raised in Newark, Antoinette Montague recently released her first CD, Pretty Blues but she has had many invaluable musical experiences. She worked in gospel and R&B ensembles after college, serves as the vice president of the International Women in Jazz, and considers Carrie Smith, Etta Jones, Della Griffin and Myrna Lake to be her mentors.

"She has a powerful voice, the ability to hold long notes without wavering, and a knack for making every song sound bluesy. Antoinette Montague's delivery is heartfelt, infectious and memorable." — Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene

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 and Lou Donaldson has introduced her to many of his audiences.

"If this is the future of Jazz or Blues or even Rock & Roll, then the music is in very good hands."— Sound Bytes

She has appeared on the cover of Jazz Improv's Jazz Guide, and has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, the Zebra Room in Harlem's famous Lenox Lounge, and at many Jazz Societies and Festivals. Antoinette is on the Board of the Boys and Girls Club of America, Better Business Bureau, The Jazz Committee of St Peters Church, International Women in Jazz, and the Women In Jazz Festival.

"Her ability to both belt the blues and swing with a jazz band is in full evidence on her debut album Pretty Blues. With a style that can be powerful one moment and soft-and delicate the next, her lusty and soulful voice reaches right into the heart of the listener." —The Portland Observer

Recording and releasing Pretty Blues on the Consolidated Artists label raised her profile and has given her fame beyond the East Coast. On this highly enjoyable CD, Antoinette Montague is featured belting out blues, interpreting sensitive ballads, combining passion and sophistication, and making every song sound fresh, infectious and topical.

For Bookings, please contact Blues/Straight Ahead: 203-820-8819

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Fairfield, CT
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