Montez Coleman’s Annual Birthday Bash

Montez Coleman’s annual birthday gig features music from his debut release New Beginnings.  The group encompasses everything from straight-ahead jazz to fusion, and features numerous original compositions of Coleman’s.  An East St. Louis native and Belleville resident, Coleman has toured the world with some of the biggest names in jazz. A long time member of the Roy Hargrove Quintet, he has also worked with nationally recognized musicians like Rufus Reid, Russell Malone, and Wynton Marsalis, as well as local favorites Willie Akins and Erin Bode.