Antoinette Montague at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Antoinette Montague with John DiMartino, Bill Easley,Hasaan Shakur, Elias Tobias, Steve Johns will perform on Tuesday through Saturday, April 1519, 2008 at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Unlike most historical and modern-day jazz venues, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola soars several stories above the expansive vista of Central Park.
Offering amazing views similar to those of The Allen Room and the Atrium, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola presents the best in live jazz performance seven nights a week. After entering through an inviting muraled hallway, the patrons of Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola enter the club proper, the walls of which are lined with seductively curved bamboo. An intimate room designed specifically to accommodate live jazz, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola also offers full service dining, a soulful menu of down-home flavors with New York flair: The food is provided by Jazz at Lincoln Center's exclusive caterer, Great Performances, in consultation with Spoonbread Inc., New York's largest African-American owned, full-service caterer.

Born and raised in Newark, Antoinette Montague may have just released her first CD 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. Antoinette has worked extensively in the New York area during the past decade with such musicians as Red Holloway, Benny Powell, Bill Easley, Winard Harper, Wycliffe Gordon, Frank Wess, the Duke Ellington Orchestra and Mike Longo's New York State of the Arts Orchestra.

"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

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.

Antoinette will be receiving the NAACP ACT-SO DISTINCTIVE SERVICE AWARD 2008 FROM NYAC, Spring Valley brance of the NAACP Act-So Organization for her work young, gifted and talented high school students for the 2007 and 2008 periods of service from Doria Hillsman. On Friday, 4/11/8. There is still much more work to be done.

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