Monte Croft

  • Monte Croft
  • Instruments: Vibraphone

  • Biography:

    Monte Croft is a multi-instrumentalist, playing six instruments, and counting. Drums, vibraphone, keyboards, chromatic harmonica, bass guitar, and guitar are all part of an arsenal that actually includes his singing voice, bringing the count to seven. A brief stint at Columbia records in the late 80’s produced two fine jazz albums, and a number of compilations. Monte has performed, and recorded, with such diverse artists as: Steve Jordan, Brian Blade, Smokey Robinson, Gladys Knight, Sean Puffy Combs, and Branford Marsalis. He spent 2012 as a member of the classic, platinum-selling R&B/Funk unit, The Average White Band. Monte Croft performs regularly at Ashford and Simpson’s Sugar Bar, in New York. His onscreen work includes Boardwalk Empire, Luke Cage, and 20th Century Fox’s The Greatest Showman. Monte will be featured on 2019 recording releases by Quiana Lynell, and Brian Blade’s Life Cycles.