ANTOINETTE MONTAGUE hails from the Great City of Newark, is loved and highly respected as a great crowd pleasing New York Jazz, Blues, and more performer. Antoinette is an international entertainer, educator, producer and promoter of events. Ms.Montague hosts a Saturday morning Jazz radio talk show on WHCR 90.3fm celebrating multi generational Jazz artists and legends! Antoinette has been mentored by many greats including Etta Jones, Carrie Smith, Inez McClendon and others. Ms. Montague has mentored many current artists and teaches for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Syncopated Leadership for MBA Students. She is an Adjunct Professor at Marymount Manhattan College teaching Jazz and Blues singing and History, stage presence, auditioning, and organic music theory.
Ms. Montague also instructs Jazz and Blues singing and history for: Jazz Power Initiative as Sr. Vocal Instructor, Marymount College NY, The New School, NY, The Newark School of the Arts, teaches incarcerated persons for MOTI (Music on the Inside), teaches foster care children the Blues of Inspiration and Jazz at NYC’s ACS for Jazz Power Initiative, instructs singers for Jazzmobile at the Celia Cruise School of the Performing Arts in the Bronx, and more. A few of the noted Clubs she has headlined in with her group The Antoinette Montague Experience Art the world famous Blue Note, Dizzys, Jazz At Lincoln Center, Charlie Parker Festival, Jazzmobile Summerfest, Marcus Garvey Park, Grants Tomb, colleges, NJPAC Dorthaan’s Place, Newark Museums Jazz in the Garden series, museums and so much more.
Ms. Montague is CEO, of Jazz Woman to the Rescue.
The foundation encourages donating instruments to young people. She is former Vice President of Human Resources, Board of Directors member of The Duke Ellington Center For the Arts and Advisory Board Chair for International Women in Jazz. Antoinette is a current contributor to community affairs as well as to the growth and welfare of young urban adults, and currently Community Advisory Board of WBGO Radio here in The Great City of Newark. She now proudly brings her heart, joy and experience to the Newark School of the Arts! Please support them in their mission to lift up the arts through education.
Tammy Hall has worked with vocalists Etta Jones, Kim Nalley, Holly Near, Linda Tillery(and the Cultural Heritage Choir), Denise Perrier, Rhonda Benin, Tiffany Austin, Pamela Rose, Lisa Ferraro, Nicolas Bearde, Branice McKenzie, Ernestine Anderson, Kenny Washington, Melba Moore, Darlene Love, Miki Howard and Queen Esther Marrow, award-winning cabaret singer and actress Connie Champagne, the Supreme Mary Wilson, chanteuse and actress Debbie De Coudreaux, Amikaeyla Gaston, The Montclair Women’s Big Band, Houston Person, David ‘Fathead Newman’, violinists Regina Carter, Jeremy Cohen, Mads Tolling and Laurie Anderson, orchestra leader and bassist Marcus Shelby, drummer and band leader Allison Miller and guitarist Terrence Brewer.
Tammy’s continued involvement with her musical and cultural community include working as an instructor/lecturer (faculty)/mentor, with a number of schools and non-profit arts organizations dedicated to making music and theatre accessible to under-funded inner city children and well known and funded organizations such as: Adventures In Music (AIM), under the auspices of the San Francisco Symphony in collaboration with the San Francisco Unified School District, The Handful Players Children’s Theatre (San Francisco public schools/Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco), the Drew School (San Francisco), SFJazz Educational Outreach programs (Jazz In The Middle, Jazz In Session, Jazz and Freedom, Jazz and the American Experience), The Oakland Public Conservatory of Music, Alameda Unified School District, Stanford Jazz Workshop, Zellerbach Foundation, Yoshi’s and the Jazz & Heritage Center of San Francisco, Musically Minded Academy in Oakland, the Narada Michael Walden Foundation, VIBO Music in San Francisco and the California Jazz Conservatory – and the world, through Broadway Bound, with workshops and performances in Uruguay, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. In 2019 Tammy was recognized by the San Francisco Chapter of the Human Rights Commission, as one of the recipients of its inaugural Pleasant-Leidesdorff San Francisco Community Stalwart Award.