The Kennedy Center

Yamomanem



Biography

Led by New Orleans ex-pat Monty Montgomery (sousaphone; co-founder of the much loved Panorama Jazz Band of New Orleans), Yamomanem interprets the Traditional Jazz repetoire and Carribean Creole music of the 30s with electric guitar and latin percussion. Yamomanem is based in DC and plays venues as diverse as Haydees in Mount Pleasant to the White House. "Yamomanem" is New Orleans speak for "Your mother and the rest of your family and friends that always seem to be around the house." Yamomenem's credentials include nominations for Best Jazz Band in 2007 by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA), and an honorable mention for the Takoma Voice Award as favorite local band.
Yamomanem