For over thirty years, music lovers around the world have agreed with the Chicago Sun Times, "There is only one Doug Montgomery." His unforgettable live performances and his numerous versatile recordings reveal the vast talent of this world-class musician and his repeat engagements at some of the country's premier private and corporate events proves the appeal is surely the music but also the man himself. In fifth grade he walked through the doors of his first music class and entered a whole new world.LEARN MORE
Pianist/Singer Al Rogers has enjoyed a successful international career. The Netherlands was Al’s home base from 1976 -1998 where he was band leader of a popular tv talk show, “T V Prive’,” performed several times for the royal family, & toured many countries in Europe & the middle east. He was featured at the North Sea Jazz Festival & has performed with jazz legends such as Lionel Hampton, Harry “Sweets” Edison, Toots Thielemans, & others. Al has been a favorite at New Mexico’s “Vanessie of Santa Fe” for many years with his piano skills and deep soulful voice performing varied styles from standards, jazz & blues, and r&b.
Also check out Al’s Facebook group page: “Remembering Music Old & New”
BRANDEN & JAMES, the Cello and Vocal duo, brings the soulful timbre of James on his cello combined with Branden's emotional and powerful vocals, creating a sound that leaves audiences feeling moved and inspired. "…the always supportive, sometimes haunting power of the cello accompanying Branden's voice solidifies the classical sound, adds new depth to the popular, and allows the audience to just sit back and take it in…so movingly, that you may forget to breathe!" says Paul Lisnek - Host of Broadway in Chicago Backstage.
Kristina came from her native Los Angeles area to study at & graduate from Santa Fe College and then met Brant Leeper. Brant had already made a name for himself as a pianist/keyboardist. The meeting led to their marriage and forming of their duo, ”Blue Rhapsody” with Brant holding down the keyboard accompaniment and Kristina supplying the vocal receiving recognition from the New Mexico Music Award Academy. Their positive manner and performance skills have been consistently pleasing the Vanessie audience.
In his 63 years, Mr. Finnie has been: a Music Ed. Major, Musicology graduate student, college professor, alumni director, minister, piano salesman, piano teacher, choir director, husband, divorcee, world traveller, boondocker, amateur geologist and naturalist, studio musician, record producer, night club performer, wedding singer, arranger, orchestrator, musical director, conductor, composer, and for the last two decades the Musical Director for Vail and Aspen Community Theatres, Theatre Aspen, and at regional theaters around the country.Bob invites you to come and visit him at our piano bar 4 nights a week – Wednesday thru Saturday - to listen, sing along and dance to America’s favorite songs from the last two centuries, including everything from Broadway show tunes and jazz standards to classic rock and Motown.
With our international reputation for award winning musicians and live piano concerts, Vanessie Restaurant & Piano Bar is the perfect venue for music lovers. Our restaurant features live musicians from all genres, with a focus on getting the crowd to dance and have fun.VIEW OUR ACCOMMODATIONS