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Barbara Montgomery

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: July 30    

Barbara Montgomery

Barbara Montgomery has been making a life and a living in the entertainment field as a jazz vocalist, music industry executive, music producer and publisher, as well as working in production for film and television as a director/producer, film editor, camera operator, lighting director, property master and stage manager. She began performing as a jazz vocalist but took a detour in her music career by joining the NBC/Westinghouse television station that produced the “Mike Douglas Show”, working for that program and others. During this time she also freelanced, working on the seminal PBS series, “The Constitution: That Delicate Balance”, as well as touring as a lighting designer for international popular music groups. She was also the managing director of a major recording studio servicing the music, television, advertising and film businesses....
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Awards

Little Sunflower (2003) Blue Chip Award for Best Jazz Vocals, IAJE Trinity (2005) Blue Chip Award for Best Jazz Vocals, IAJE
“Barbara Montgomery is a special sort of jazz singer—her unassuming musical intelligence, her emotional honesty, and her refined taste in songs...” - Frank John-Hadley, jazz critic, DownBeat/Jazziz

“...think Benny Carter’s alto with lyrics...evoking emotions similar to Branford Marsalis’ Eternity...” - George Harris, All About Jazz

”Find it, buy it, treasure it.” —Chris Loudon , referring to Little Sunflower Noel, One From the Heart—”The perfect present for Christmas, this Christmas all the Christmases to follow. Barbara Montgomery's voice is like the sound of a 10 carats diamond gently touching the face a dreamy river... it splashes and radiates beauty. It is an elegant voice enrobed with an intimate beauty, depth and human warmth...” —ejazznews

  • Trinity

    Mr. Bean & Bumpy Music
    2005
  • Noel: One from the Heart

    Mr. Bean & Bumpy Music
    2005
  • Little Sunflower

    Mr. Bean & Bumpy Music
    2002

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Aug18 Divanation Showcase
Free Library Of Philadelphia
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