Archive for February 11th, 2013

Janet Montgomery – A New Beginning

New BeginningJanet A. Montgomery, formerly known as Janet Harkness grew up in the Atlanta area and began her musical training in piano at a very early age, she honed in on her craft in high School by participating in Jazz band, and many classical piano competitions like the Omega Psi Phi Talent hunt, N.A.A.C.P Act-So competition, just to name a few. This was the beginning of her musical transformation as we know it today. Janet Montgomery went on to complete undergraduate studies in music education at Alabama State University with a concentration in piano under the private study of Dr. Joel Jones and Corine Anderson-Free. After pursuing a Bachelor’s of Music Education Degree she went on in her matriculation receiving a Masters of Leadership in Higher Education at Capella University.

Currently, Janet is the permanent Keyboardist for the corporate band “The Momentum Party Band” of East Coast Entertainment. Janet fluently participates with corporate bands in the city of Atlanta and Internationally. As a result, she has developed an extensive repertoire and setlist that includes Motown, Contemporary Jazz, Pop, R&B, and Hip-hop. From artist such as Gladys knight, Stevie Wonder, The Platters, Michael Jackson, Al Green, Temptation, Ceelo Green, Journey, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Adele, Lady Ga Ga, and many, many more……

She has completed her sophomoric project A New Beginning which is entirely composed of Instrumental Piano Jazz music, with undertones of inspiration. Her style as described by other musicians has an R & B feel with funky riffs and motifs. Her music is a fusion of neo-soul, funk, and nu-jazz. She best describes her music as “familiar funk without lyric.”

New Beginning is available at CDBaby.