Roberti Receives Governor’s Award for the Arts
- Thursday, 31 December 2009 23:00
2010 Governor’s Arts Award
Kelly Roberti will be presented the 2010 Governor’s Arts Award on January 22nd at a State Capital ceremony in Helena, MT for his lifetime involvement in playing, composing, teaching and his advocacy of jazz music and the arts.
Roberti helped introduce Montanans to another era of jazz beginning in 1982 when he took part in founding the Bozeman Blues and Jazz Society, a success that led to the creation of Jazz organizations in five other Montana cities and eventually to a touring network nationwide. He continued producing jazz performances over the next two decades, organizing more than 150 memorable tours and thousands of performances (16 years…250 shows a year) by some of the greatest figures in jazz. Kelly has moved on as a figurehead in the Montana music community, constantly producing and promoting the live performances of Montana musicians and other artists. He also hosted the “ Jazz & More with Kelly Roberti “, weekly series at the Bozeman Public Library for the past two summers featuring interviews and performances with area and internationally acclaimed musicians of all genres to spotlight their lives beyond music.
I can think of no single person I have known who knows more about jazz, he has lived the music and performed it with some of its greatest practitioners.
Jazz & Blues Society co-founder,
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Audio Anticipations for The New Year
- Thursday, 31 December 2009 12:01
Enjoy these two unmastered pre-releases from Kelly’s forthcoming album, The Final Drum, due out soon in 2010.
The CD features all Kelly Roberti compositions with vocalist Jeni Fleming (on four tracks), saxophonist Alan Fauque, pianist Eric Funk and Kelly at the bass…enjoy! These takes will be mixed and mastered soon. A warm wish for a joyful and happy new year to one and all. Cheers
Project Peace: An Invitation To Collaborate
- Tuesday, 17 November 2009 22:11
Dear friends and fellow musicians,
My new CD is just around the corner and I’m offering one and all an open invitation to join me for an exclusive performance on the album with the song “The Final Drum”, a free flowing arrangement written in protest of the Wars we are ensnared in and the involvement of our children in these wars.
This composition is a raging storm of emotion and welcomes all improvisatory and heartfelt (musical or not…say it and say it loud!) reaction. I have recorded the basic track and the MP3 file is posted above, along with the lead sheet and those who wish to take part can import the file, record along with it (any taping quality is acceptable) and send it back, where it will be included in the final synthesis of the recording. Join me in this unprecedented musical protest to our incursions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Feel free to contact me for more details.
- Sunday, 27 September 2009 15:58
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