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Barbara Montgomery

Born: June 30    Primary Instrument: Vocalist

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

Barbara Montgomery (1992) bjazz.com records Ask Me Now (1998) bjazz.com records Dakini Land (2001) bjazz.com records Little Sunflower (2002) **Blue Chip Award of 2002 for Best CD, Jazz Vocalists, IAJE bjazz.com records Trinity (2005) **Blue Chip Award of 2005 for Best CD, Jazz Vocalists, IAJE bjazz.com records Noel—One From the Heart (2005) bjazz.com records

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Trinity
Bjazz.Com Records (2005)

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