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Antoinette Montague

In the music world, jazz and blues have a long history as close companions, but singer Antoinette Montague joins those genres in holy matrimony on her debut album, Pretty Blues.

The phrase “Pretty Blues” is simply another way of describing Antoinette’s jazzy-blues. Her strength is combining the heartfelt passion of the blues with the sophistication of jazz. Her style can be powerful one moment and soft-and-delicate the next. Her lusty and soulful voice reaches right into the heart of the listener.

“At times I have been called a jazz singer who can belt the blues, and other times they say I am a blues singer who can swing with a jazz band,” states Montague. “I don’t care. I am just happy to be a singer. Period. I’m just letting it flow however it goes. Of course I mix jazz and blues. It’s natural to take all of your inspirations and blend them together. You also might hear me throw in a little gospel, R&B, Motown soul or big-band stylings. We build on what came before. The classic example is Billie Holliday, who was influenced by Bessie Smith’s blues, but Billie took it into more of a jazz direction.”

Antoinette Montague’s new CD is on CAP Records (Consolidated Artists Productions) and is available in record stores nationwide, online at major webstores (including amazon.co, cdbaby.com and jazzbeat.com/html/montague) and at digital download sites such as iTunes.com.

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“Antoinette Montague has a powerful voice, the ability to hold long notes without wavering, and a knack for making every song sound bluesy.” --Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene

“Jazz players love to accompany a genuine jazz singer and Antoinette is as real as they come: good range, phrasing and taste.” --Jazz Times

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