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Voices of the People: Philadelphia Jazz Project to Celebrate America’s Cherished Values

Read "Voices of the People: Philadelphia Jazz Project to Celebrate America’s Cherished Values" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

The famed Philadelphia Jazz Project (PJP) has a tradition of organizing and presenting concerts in fresh, imaginative, and creative ways. It is a stimulus program whose mission is to generate interest in and responsiveness to the music and to locally-based musicians. The upcoming series, “Voices of the People," four concerts featuring Philadelphia vocalists, is designed for ...

NEWS: EVENT

DivaNation Showcases "A Sisterhood of Singers"

By Nathea Lee The Philadelphia Jazz Project set out to see what would happen if they brought together a diverse array of vocalists, created a nurturing environment where seasoned performers could mentor younger singers, and gave them all the opportunity to perform on one of the City's premier stages. The result is DivaNation, “a sisterhood of singers" ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Vocalist Barbara Montgomery In Collingswood NJ Thurs. May 2nd!

Vocalist Barbara Montgomery In Collingswood NJ Thurs. May 2nd!

Appearing at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 Collings Avenue in Collingswood, New Jersey on Thursday, May 2nd is singer Barbara Montgomery. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Information: 215-517-8337. Barbara Montgomery has been in the entertainment field for over 30 years as a music industry executive, publisher, producer, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Bridge Presents Barbara Montgomery in a New Series on October 5th (Kennett Square, PA)

Jazz Bridge Presents Barbara Montgomery in a New Series on October 5th (Kennett Square, PA)

Opening the first season of a Jazz Bridge Neighborhood Concerts series on Wednesday, October 5th at the Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, PA will be singer Barbara Montgomery with pianist Aaron Graves, bassist Lee Smith, and drummer Craig McIver. Barbara has been singing in the Philly area for many years, but her voice has ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Barbara Montgomery: Noel: One from the Heart

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Barbara Montgomery sings this slow and somber program of Christmas songs with piano accompaniment in a manner suited to the spiritual meaning of this holiday season. It's a time for reflection, for giving, for sharing, and for being there when our loved ones need us. Her prayerful interpretations leave us with humble tidings that weigh heavily ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Barbara Montgomery: Trinity

Read "Trinity" reviewed by George Harris

Along with the maternal instincts of Nnenna Freelon and Carmen Lundy, add Barbara Montgomery, who delayed a singing career to raise a family. Chalk one up for motherhood, as this CD of originals and '70s compositions reflects a woman with something to offer.

Equipped with a husky voice (think Benny Carter's alto with lyrics), ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Barbara Montgomery: Trinity

Read "Trinity" reviewed by Stephen Latessa

Trinity is an ambitious affair. It definitely takes some gumption to fashion an album from five originals and works by Leonard Cohen, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, and Cahn/Styne and hope that it will all hold together. Oh, and did I mention there is a song in French, too?

Surprisingly, Philadelphia-based vocalist Barbara Montgomery and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Barbara Montgomery: Trinity

Read "Trinity" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Trinity is a very dramatic and theatrical effort that thematically strives to present all aspects of the human spirit, both positive and negative. Singer Barbara Montgomery has a dramatic and theatrical presentation, and her smoky voice is a fine way to deliver her messages on many of these mournful songs. One can easily describe her as ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Barbara Montgomery: Little Sunflower

Read "Little Sunflower" reviewed by Dave Nathan

With just two exceptions, Barbara Montgomery's new album relies entirely on her own compositions, many of which she collaborated on with her long time accompanist Barry Sames. The two exceptions are carry overs from her previous album Dakini Land which paid tribute to the compositions of Chick Corea and Neville Potter. The purpose of this album ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Barbara Montgomery: Dakini Land

Read "Dakini Land" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Barbara Montgomery, who has embraced Buddhism, takes the music and words of Chick Corea written mostly with Corea's long time collaborator Neville Potter, as well as her originals, and turns them into not only a tribute to Corea, but an exultation of a place in the Buddhist tradition, Dakini Land, a place in time that celebrates ...