Monthly Archives: May 2015

Monty Banks and the Seattle High Rollers (VIDEO)

Monty Banks and his Seattle High Rollers at the Century Ballroom, Seattle, WA.
This is the band Monty plays with every summer in Seattle.

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“Toe Tappin’ in Washington State:” Monty Banks Swings the Ladies Shoe Dept. at Neiman Marcus Grand Opening (Bellevue, WA)

Monty Banks and the High Rollers were thrilled to headline the Grand Opening of a brand new Neiman Marcus store in Bellevue Washington.

It was quite a novelty to play in the shoe department of such a fashionable and beautiful store.

New Orleans Gigs May 2015

MontyJacksonSquareSaturday May 30th: 9:30 pm – 12:30
Monty Banks and the High Rollers Quartet
Fritzel’s European Jazz Pub
733 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA

Saturdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Mahogany jazz Hall
125 Chartres, New Orleans, LA

Fridays 6 – 9 pm
Richard Fiske’s Martini Bar
301 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA

Thursdays 5:00 – 7:30 – Happy Hour
Little Gem Saloon
445 S Rampart St, New Orleans, LA

Thursday May 21 – 8-10 pm
The Spotted Cat Music Club
623 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA
With the Great Sophie Lee

Tuesday May 26 6:30 – 9:30 pm
The Apple Barrel
609 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA

Mondays 7 – 10 pm
Richard Fiske’s Martini Bar
301 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA

 

Monty Banks plays at the Seattle Space Needle

Monty Banks Swings the Sorrento !!

Monty at Sorrento Last YearSeattle pianist and crooner extraordinaire Monty Banks is back in town this summer for a number of exclusive engagements, which this Saturday includes a special set in the historic Fireside Room at the Sorrento Hotel.

Banks, whose regular gigs have included Vito’s, the Dinette, the Century Ballroom and the Baltic Room, now lives in New Orleans as a musician but returns to his hometown every summer. The gig at the Sorrento came about when he needed a place to stay earlier this summer. “I was running around doing a series of gigs in June, at the Space Needle and elsewhere, and took a room at the Sorrento for its location,” he says. “That night the great Overton Berry was in the Fireside Room, and I found the atmosphere and the staff were so incredible and one-of-a-kind that I couldn’t believe I had a chance to play there. I felt like I’d won a lottery.”

Banks, who often plays with other local jazz musicians, will be demonstrating his full range of New Orleans piano style in a solo set that also will feature the classic crooning styles Banks picked up during his years in Vegas.

The show, which represents a great way to class up your evening over dinner or drinks, is no cover.

Who: Monty Banks

What: New Orleans-style piano and classic crooning

Where: The Fireside Room at the Sorrento Hotel,

When: Saturday July 26th, 8:00-11:00 pm

How Much: No cover.

Monty Banks in New Orleans

Listen to “Monty Banks in New Orleans” – Rat Pack Era Swing.

Monty in New Orleans 2009

Monty plays solo at Piano in the Parks Seattle