Monty Banks is an authentic professional, experienced, award winning singer, pianist, bandleader, and entertainer. His musical style is an entertaining mix of Rat Pack Era Swing, Traditional Jazz, and New Orleans R&B.
From the roots of Rock N Roll, to the swingin good times of the Rat Pack Era, Montys adventures in music have taken him from New York City, to his native Seattle, to Las Vegas, to cuise ships, Indian Casinos, and now the city where jazz was born. I love mixing the swingin sensibilities of Frank Sinatra, with the syncopating blues of Jelly Roll Morton, when combined with the upbeat, Creole boogie of Fats Domino, he says. Thats the right recipe for my kind of good times music!
Monty loves playing music in New Orleans. He often plays at The Spotted Cat, Three Muses, Mahogany Jazz Hall, and the Royal Frenchmen Hotel. He also loves performing at Fritzell's European Jazz Club on Bourbon Street, as well as The 21st Amendment, The Bombay Club, Little Gem Saloon, and Tommy's Wine Bar.
In Seattle he can be heard at the Sorrento Hotel, The Pink Door, Vitos, The Royal Room, and the Seattle Space Needle.