January 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Little Gem Saloon
445 S Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70112

Join us every Friday Eve for a good time with Monty Banks!

“Seattle native, Las Vegas Strip veteran and now a fully acclimated New Orleanian, pianist/vocalist Monty Banks is a refreshing blast from the past…”

– Dean Shapiro
New Orleans Breakthru Media Magazine, 2015


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.

Monty lives in Seattle every summer (June, July, August, September), and in New Orleans the rest of the year (October through May).

When in New Orleans, Monty can be heard in the French Quarter, twice weekly  at the award winning Richard Fiske’s Martini Bar (previous operator of the lovely Bombay Club), and every week at the historic Little Gem Saloon, and at Mahogany Jazz Hall.  Monty also plays regularly in the fashionable Frenchmen Street Music District,  at Three Muses, the Apple Barrel, and the Spotted Cat.

From the roots of Rock ‘N Roll, to the swingin’ good times of the Rat Pack Era, Monty’s adventures in music have taken him from New York City, to his native Seattle, to Las Vegas, to cruise 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. “That’s the right recipe for my kind of good times music!”