Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Antoinette Montague @ Gillespie Auditorium with Winard Harper & the Joli Posse

Get ready for some more heavy swing with Jazz & Blues Singer Miss Antoinette Montague with Winard Harper & the Joli Posse on Tuesday, April 17 at "Jazz Tuesdays" in the Gillespie Auditorium at the New York Baha'i Center at 53 East 11th Street (between University Place & Broadway). There will be two shows at 8:00 and 9:30 p.m. Call 212-222-5159 for reservations and information.

Antoinette Montague has appeared on the cover of Jazz Improv's Jazz Guide and on two book covers of Who's Who in Jazz, Cabaret and Music (from 1600's to Now). She has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, the Zebra Room in Harlem's famous Lenox Lounge, the legendary Blue Note, the Blue Smoke, Jazz Standard with the Winard Harper Sextet and Dr. Billy Taylor. Antoinette was hired as a leader opposite Jr. Mance for Jazzmobile's Summer Breezed Concert Series with Huston Person for a tribute to Junior Mance with Winard Harper, Tommy James and Bill Moring.

Born and raised in Newark, Antoinette Montague has released two CDs to critical and public acclaim: "Pretty Blues" and "Behind the Smile." 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 Bill Easley, Norman Simmons, Winard Harper, Wycliffe Gordon, Frank Wess, the Duke Ellington Orchestra and Mike Longo's NewYork State of the Art Jazz Ensemble, and Lou Donaldson has introduced her to many of his audiences. Antoinette frequently appears 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.

Piadrum recording artist Winard Harper is one of the hardest working drummers in jazz today, not only leading his very exciting and hard-swinging sextet, but also continuing as an in-demand sideman. When not touring with his band, Harper continues to work and record with such artists such as Joe Lovano, Avery Sharpe, Steve Turre, Wycliffe Gordon, Frank Wess, Ray Bryant, and Jimmy Heath. His newest CD, "Make It Happen," goes further than any of his previous six releases to highlight his talent as drummer, composer and bandleader. The group appears regularly all over the United States from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to Yoshi's, the legendary West Coast jazz club.

Admission is 15.00, $10.00 for students.
Tickets will be sold at the door, or call 212-222-5159 for reservations and information.

Jazz Tuesdays
in the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium
The New York Baha'i Center
53 East 11th Street (between University Place & Broadway)
Two shows: 8:00 and 9:30 p.m.

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