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

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Monty in New Orleans 2009

Monty plays solo at Piano in the Parks Seattle

Playing Music on a Cruise Ship – NCL Star to Alaska

Calendar: Seattle

Pianist and crooner extraordinaire Monty Banks now lives in New Orleans as a musician, but returns to Seattle, his hometown, every summer, for a number of exclusive engagements.

Banks, whose regular gigs have included Vito’s, Dinette, the Century Ballroom and the Baltic Room,

Monty Banks is back in town this summer

June: Seattle Space needle


Seattle Summer Premiere: Vito’s Restaurant & Lounge Sat, June 22, 9:30pm

Old School Swing and Super Cool Loungin’

One of the great classic jazz venues of all time !!

927 Ninth Avenue
(& Madison)
Seattle, Wa 98104


Monty Banks (Fall Schedule) in New Orleans – Bombay Club, Three Muses. The Spotted Cat

BOMBAY CLUB: 5 Nights a Week

Monty plays five nights weekly at the lovely Bombay Club, located in the heart of the French Quarter: 830 Conti Street, just off Bourbon Street, in the Prince Conti Hotel.

Noted for it’s award winning martinis and excellent dinner menu and appetizers, Bombay Club has a very relaxing mood, perfect for enjoying the world class music presented here seven nights a week.

Monty Banks Duo featuring Alex Bosworth Nov 23 and 24

Monty’s Schedule:

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays
6:30 – 9:30 pm

Fridays and Saturdays
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Monty is followed on friday and saturday nights by a star studded cavalcade of top, world-class musicians, including Luther Kent, Don Vappe, Lillian Boutte, Leroy Jones, and many more.

Bombay Club – 830 Conti Street
between Bourbon Street and Dauphine.
at the Prince Conti Hotel

more venue information here 


Monty Banks sings and plays jazz piano at The Three Muses, Wednesday April 4th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

Three Muses is a wonderful music venue, with fantastic food, spirits, generous hospitality, and an overall friendly vibe.

“I love playing the ‘happy hour’ times at Three Muses,” Monty says. “The early hours are a wonderful time to visit and enjoy the music, the ambience …. ”

Alternating Wednedays and Fridays, please see schedule …

Address: 536 Frenchmen St., New Orleans, La.

More venue information here:


Monty Banks and the High Rollers at the Spotted Cat

Jazz Night, Wednesdays 6-9 pm, at the Bombay Club.

Hear a sample of Monty’s Sax Trio: Blue Bossa

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I am very excited about something we are doing at the Bombay Club, starting next week.

I will be fronting a saxophone trio, with the lovely and dynamic Boyanna Trayanova on drums, and sensational jazz and latin pianist Emilio Avila.

I will singing on the saxophone, a living passion of mine, and a delightful way to stimulate the emotions.

We are going to play a lot of sexy music !!

There will be a selection of specialty, hand crafted cocktails at “happy hour” prices …

Jazz Night, Wednesdays 6-9 pm, at the Bombay Club.