“On behalf of the GRAMMY Foundation we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks. Your performance was hailed as “pure inspiration!” –Kristen Madsen, GRAMMY Foundation
“The record of the Montclair Women’s Big Band is very impressive! It makes me very proud to know that there are so many wonderful women players out there. I would love to have you as a guest on Piano Jazz.” –Marian McPartland
“The Montclair Women’s Big Band is one of the most formidable jazz ensembles on the West Coast. This is premium-grade big band jazz, rigorously blended for high mileage and maximum pleasure.” –Jack Bowers, All About Jazz
“When I first heard the Montclair Women’s Big Band I was thrilled, I was inspired, I was excited!!" –Melanie Berzon, Program Director, KCSM-FM
“The hard-swinging Montclair Women’s Big Band headlined the sold-out house at the 13th Annual Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Festival...the group’s CD is a blues-drenched gem that swings with dazzling aplomb.” –David Pulizzi, Jazziz Magazine
“Under the direction of veteran trumpeter Ellen Seeling, the arrangements take full ad- vantage of the band’s expansive sound and gifted soloists.” –Mike Joyce, The Washington Post
“A sharp and consistently rewarding big band album, irrespective of gender....three cheers!" –Cadence Magazine
“The Bay Area ensemble has set an enviable standard by every measure, serving as a potent rebuke to a scene that still often marginalizes female players. With a vivid cast of musical personalities, the MWBB combines an audacious sense of swing, tight ensemble work, and inspired solos.” –Andrew Gilbert
“The big band from Oakland featured several fine soloists...a knockout! –Larry Appelbaum, JazzTimes
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Location Montclair Women's Big Band
2740 de la Briandais Court

Pinole, CA 94564
Contact Us
Director: Ellen Seeling
ellenseeling@comcast.net 510-685-6695
Assistant Director: Jean Fineberg
jeanfineberg@comcast.net 510-758-2200