Renée Tannenbaum, vocals
Jon Ozment, piano
Kent Miller, bass
Gary Montanaro, drums
Born in Toronto, vocalist Renée Tannenbaum appeared in a variety of venues in Canada and in Italy before moving to New York City in 1996. She has been living in Washington, DC, since 2001, appearing as featured vocalist with Dial 251 for Jazz, Night & Day, the Seth Kibel Quartet and the Hot Club of DC gypsy jazz band, and now fronting her own combo. With her lyrical interpretations of standards in English, French, Spanish and Italian, Renée plays with the area’s top jazz musicians, bringing her warm and engaging energy to the city’s best music venues. Renée also tours internationally, in Italy and the Czech Republic. Her CD Sway was released in 2006.
Pianist Jon Ozment is a performer, instructor, composer and arranger. Jon has performed extensively in the jazz and contemporary jazz fields, appearing on recordings with Buck Hill, David Yarborough, Origem, Matt Belzer, and Vinny Valentino. He has performed with Jon Faddis, Bobby Hutcherson, Al Jarreau, Neena Freelon, Frank Foster, Clark Terry, Frank Wess, Chuck Brown, Curtis Fuller, John Handy, and Larry Ridley, and has toured nationally with Marlena Shaw, Miki Howard, Rain Pryor, Kim Waters, and the Blackbyrds. Throughout ’97-’99, he toured the States and Europe with saxophonist Maceo Parker. Jon currently teaches Jazz Piano at the University of Maryland, College Park and American University, and has conducted artist residencies under the auspices of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the American Composers Forum.
Bassist Kent Miller, a graduate of Rockhurst University, also studied at the University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory of Music, St. Louis Conservatory of Music and studied privately with Warren Claunch of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Wendell Marshall (former Duke Ellington bassist), and joined the legendary George Hudson Big Band. In 1984 Miller moved to New York and was recruited by Vanguard recording artist trumpeter Dave Burns. He continued his bass studies with Rufus Reid, Ray Drummond and Ron Carter. He has performed with a long list of jazz greats.
Gary Montanaro is a professional jazz drummer who has been performing in the DC metro area for over 20 years. Originally from New York, he minored in music at Towson University where he studied under Berklee Graduate drum instructor Grant Menefee, and privately with Dominic Smith. Gary was fortunate to receive several lessons with the late jazz drumming legend Mike Smith. He was the Music Coordinator and Manager of Houston’s Woodmont Grill’s “Live Jazz Nightly” venue for over 12 years.
Showtime: 3 pm ET/2 pm CT/1 pm MT/12 pm PT/7 pm GMT
In-person seats: $20 / $10 full-time students with ID
Attendees receive a link to the recording to view for one week. Advance sales end one hour prior to showtime; tickets may be purchased at door, if any remain.
Streaming Cost is $15
The link will be revealed to live stream participants 15 minutes before the show
and will remain active thru Nov 11