Tammy Hall Band with Antoinette Montague
An accomplished solo artist and bandleader, Bay Area-based pianist, organist, and composer Tammy Hall performs with jazz icon Antoniette Montague.
A native of Dallas, Hall began her life with the piano at age four, honing her skills in the church and later in studies at Oaklands Mills College before setting out on a professional career that would find her warm and intuitive mix of jazz, classical, and gospel approaches in great demand. An intensive period of club performances and band building while living in Belgium for two years helped prepare Hall for her life as a collaborator and leader, and upon her return, she built a career in collaboration with a roster of major artists including Mary Wilson, Kim Nalley, Marcus Shelby, Houston Person, David Fathead Newman, Pamela Rose, Queen Esther Marrow, Ernestine Anderson, and Regina Carter, among dozens of others. She was a featured guest on NPRs Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland, and is a dedicated educator, working extensively with SFJAZZs education department as well as the SFUSD, Stanford Jazz Workshop, the Musically Minded Academy, and more. She has led or co-led a number of albums under her name including her latest, Blue Soul.
Antoinette's mentors in the early days of her career were vocalists Etta Jones, and Carrie Smith. She has performed with notable musicians in jazz and blues such as; Benny Powell, Stanhope, Wycliffe Gordon, Bobby Sanabria, Danny Mixon, Lisle Atkinson, Christopher McBride, Solomon Hicks. Red Holloway, Frank Wess, Mulgrew Miller, Winard Harper, Victor Jones, Bernard Purdie, Paul Bollenback, Zeke Mullins, Tootsie Bean, John di Martino, Earl May and with international musicians Warren Vache, and Bucky Pizzarelli. She is known for revamping classic Jazz standards. Musicians who she has worked regularly with in New York; Bill Easley, Norman Simmons, Gabrielle Garo, Winard Harper, Wycliff Gordon, Frank Wess, Duke Ellington Orhestra, Mike Longos New York State of the Arts Orchestra.
Headlining her own performances she has performed for Jazzmobile, Birdland with Duke Ellington Band, Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club-Cola, the Blue Note, and at concert halls and Jazz Standard clubs. She performed in 2010 with the 46-piece Ashdod Orchestra in Israel, and has also performed internationally with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra in Russia.
Montague has worked with Calvin Jones, Chip White, Christian McBride, Earl May, Jimmy Heath, John Farnsworth, Jon Faddis, Kenny Washington, Lou Donaldson, Mike Longo, Norman Simmons, Paul Bollenback, Peter Washington, and Red Holloway.
Jeff Chambers on Bass
Leon Joyce, Jr. on Drums
The Sound Room (View)
Oakland, CA 94612
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