Music: Sun Feb 4

Jazz Lady to the Rescue Antoinette Montague returns to CUUC with her friends, pianist Danny Mixon, drummer Bobby Sanabria, tap dancer AC Lincoln, and bassist Melissa Slocum.

Read on for Antoinette’s bio, and see below for programming details. Consider staying for Antoinette’s concert on our Music at CUUC series immediately following Sunday’s brunch at 12:30.

            Raised in the great city of Newark, NJ, Antoinette Montague is a singing ENTERTAINER'S Entertainer, and activist for the human rights of the arts who is dedicated to putting music and arts education back in the lives of our disenfranchised children!. Antoinette instructs about Jazz, blues, singing and the history of this music in schools, homes and festivals (in an edutainment fashion) at schools, Jazz Power Initiative, adult homes, and community centers. Jazz at Lincoln Center's Syncopated Leadership Seminar for MGA students from China, and Japan, The Urban Leagues 465 young future leaders and more. Ms. Montague recently returned from a U.S. State Department singing and teaching tour of in the Ural Mountains of Russia. She has performed in South Korea, Israel, Paris and more. Antoinette is a well branded Jazz and Blues ARTIST who has performed actively since 1996, emerging as a vocal band leader since 2000 in NYC, creating a much beloved Jazz Super Shero enjoyed by people of all ages around the world, performing for Jazz Mobile, Kitano, and Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Center, the 2016 Charlie Parker Festival,  and all the top NYC Jazz clubs (Blue Note, Dizzys, Jazz Standard, etc).  She truly is an entertainer’s entertainer, known and beloved for giving 100% to the audiences with excellent, fiery performances.  To that effect, she has received the Cedar Grove "Jazz and Blues Entertainer of the Year Award 2017". Member of Board of Director for The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts, and Advisory Board Chair for International Women in Jazz, Member of Local 802. She has supported and mentored the inter generational Jazz community and encourages a spirit on oneness throughout the arts. Antoinette Montague has recorded several CDs that have received tons of national airplay as well as on WBGO. Her most recent CD, World Peace in the Key of Jazz, is dear to her heart for its Civil Rights homage for our young to learn about, and the rest of us not to forget. Antoinette created her not-for-profit 501c3 Jazz Woman to the Rescue Foundation that is dedicated to make public service appeals about all thing great in Jazz and donate used instruments (sitting in folks’ closets) to disenfranchised children. Ms. Montague has created a 501c3 Jazz, Film, Art and Media Consortium (501cJFAM) to encourage collaborative thinking and partnerships between leaders of powerful 501c3 organizations to help lift Jazz and the arts.
             Antoinette Montague will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in Music and Service of the Arts March 27, from Women in Media Newark and a related celebration performance on March 29, 2018 at Rutgers University at the Paul Roberson Center. 6pm (no cost to the public). The Antoinette Montague Experience with a multigenerational Show.
Please visit AntoinetteMontague.com.

Centering Music:  The Antoinette Montague Experience
“Echoes of Spring” / “Up Jumped Spring”
 Willie the Lion Smith / Freddy Hubbard

Opening Music:
Just a Closer Walk With Thee
                                    Traditional Gospel associated with New Orleans

Magic Box:
Jazz Woman to the Rescue and the ‘Magic Box’  present:
“Better than an App: Your Marvelous Brain!” as it relates to intuition, life, music and art. Song: “The Brain Gam

People/There’s A Place for Us
                        Jule Styne/Leonard Bernstein

“And So It Is”
A prayer of Love and Peace for the World by Antoinette Montague

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