Music has generated all the techniques I use. When I sit down to learn to play something… it is not because I want to master a technique. It is because I want to hear what an idea sounds like.

— Pat Martino

The Bozeman Public Library presents Jazz & More - Season 8.

Bozeman Public Library

Jazz & More

with Kelly Roberti

Season 8 begins June 22 @ 7 PM

Join us for the premiere night of Jazz & More Season 8, every Monday night, from June 22 through August 24.

Featuring live jazz and lively conversations with local, regional and national artists..

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Join Kelly in welcoming a variety of regional and national artists to the stage at PLONK! for your side serving of jazz at this landmark of Bozeman nightlife


Kelly Roberti & Friends

Bozeman, Montana Jazz Listeners!

Don’t miss KELLY ROBERTI & FRIENDS every Wednesday evening ~ 8 PM at PLONK! in downtown Bozeman. Tremendous food, incredible wine list and unbeatable service can’t be topped. Each week features new faces & special guests to keep the music fresh.

Please support the music downtown….

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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Roberti Receives Governor’s Award for the Arts

2010 Governor’s Arts Award

statesealKelly 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,
Ray Pratt.

Read the official announcement from Montana Arts Council by
Clicking Here.

Audio Anticipations for The New Year

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

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