We just love the music and its depth of tradition – it’s romantic and challenging path…jazz is a bitch.

— Kelly Roberti

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..

Read the complete story here


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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Kelly offers local and Skype lessons for intermediate and advanced students

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Get to know the many facets of Kelly's life story


Biography - Kelly’s musical journey.
Roberti Rants - Unvarnished memoirs from touring days.
Poetic Thought - A collection of poem and prose.
Photos - Personal and performance photo galleries.

It's all about the music


Studio recordings list.

Historic Sounds

30 decades of memorable performances.

New Sounds

The latest recordings with visiting artists.


Podcast archives from Kelly's various venues.


Albums for sale.



Studio Albums

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Historic Sounds

Historic Sounds

Vintage performances.

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New Sounds

New Sounds

Brand-new, shiny performances.

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Archived performances from Bozeman, Montana

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Yearly Archives: 2010

Slumber CD and USB Available Now

Slumber is available in two very distinct forms.
Slumber CD is a beautifully packaged album, that comes in high fidelity at 1411 bit rate WAV format. It is how I intended, full of a richness and depth that never betrays the music.
I also offer this album in a new and unique reusable form, on an exclusive, Slumber commemorative USB flash drive. The offering here is very dynamic. You get the full album in WAV format and MP3 format, with bonus material including all the original album artwork, lyrics sheet, a personal note from me detailing the making of the album and a signed concert series Slumber Poster, all on a metal engraved, 1 Gigabyte USB flash drive that is completely reusable. I am so pleased with the craftsmanship of this item, it will be a great way to enjoy Slumber but also will serve the individual with choices when storing and transporting other folders or files.

Just choose your option below, shipping is included.

Slumber CD

United States Shipping – Cost: $17
International Shipping  – Cost: $19

Slumber USB Drive

United States Shipping – Cost: $22
International Shipping  – Cost: $25

Next Release: The Final Drum

The Final Drum is back on the front burner and in full production mode. The release date is not too far away but there is still plenty of time to participate and I hope you do. I invited one and all to add their unique message or instrument voice to this album by visiting the original post (Click Here) to download the song and PDF sheet music. All instructions are included in the original post. Submissions will be accepted until the last day of mixing so don’t delay and please join us in this heartfelt lamentation concerning the human condition worldwide…starving, fighting, politicizing and ignoring. All proceeds will be going to a variety of appropriate relief charities.

Read the original poem Here

For now, enjoy this music sample from the new mix, there are thousands of both instrumental and conversational files yet to be included. What you hear is just the core beginning and the initial input of drummer Brad Edwards.

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Drum photo by Luz Rivera ~ http://nieve44.blogspot.com/
Artwork by Lu

The Ellen Theatre Presents

Kelly Roberti CD Party

Cocktails at 6:30 PM
Concert at 7:30 PM
Tickets – $20
Ticket and CD – $30

Four powerhouses of the local music scene are converging Thursday, November 18th, to celebrate the release of Kelly Roberti’s newest CD. Bass player Roberti has invited some talented friends to join him on stage, most notably Alan Fauque and Eric Funk, who provide high-quality accompaniment on saxophone and piano, respectively. If that wasn’t enough, there will be a special appearance by singing sensation Jeni Fleming, who is sure to add her own brand of sultry vocals to the evening. These four have blended their amazing abilities into the CD Slumber, comprised of seven ballads which will be the focus of the evening’s concert.

In putting together the CD, Roberti, known for his street-smart technical skills, has drawn on his experience as a performer and teacher, to compose a haunting mix of mellow and moody tunes. Roberti’s style highlights a powerful musical passion layered with an insightful grace and a spiritual edge.

His music reflects everything from Tin Pan Alley to ethnic world music with an awareness of the underlying harmonic and rhythmic structures affecting the listener on multiple levels. Author of stylized lyrics for his latest release, Roberti is also a published poet who has worked with many legends in the jazz world.

When reviewing his work, The Village Voice perhaps said it best, “Roberti is quite literally a shaman of the bass with the ability to take the receptive listener into a wonderland of thought. His inner warmth and maturity shine through whether soloing or in a supportive role.” The influential and respected publication Le Jazz Hot agreed, “Kelly Roberti’s bass is rock solid and his solos are a wonderful display of how to give a tune a signature.”

Tickets for the November 18th CD release party, featuring Roberti, Fauque, Funk and Fleming, are only $20.00. For those interested in purchasing a CD along with a ticket, there is a special combination price of $30.00. Immediately following the performance there will be a “Jazz Reception” at PLONK! featuring oyster on the half shell and champagne specials. The music at the reception will be provided by the Craig Hall Trio (Craig Hall – guitar, Mike Carey – bass and Adam Greenberg – drums) making for a complete night of celebration!

Cocktails will be served in The Ellen lobby starting at 6:30 PM and the concert is at 7:30 PM.
Click Here to buy tickets now

After The 8 Years Of The Bush/Cheney Dis…

After The 8 Years Of The Bush/Cheney Disaster, Now You Get Mad?

You didn’t get mad when the Supreme Court stopped a legal recount and appointed a President.

You didn’t get mad when Cheney allowed energy company officials to dictate energy policy, and to push us to invade Iraq.

You didn’t get mad when a covert CIA operative got outed.

You didn’t get mad when the Patriot Act got passed.

You didn’t get mad when we illegally invaded a country that posed no threat to us.

You didn’t get mad when we spent over 800 billion dollars (and counting) on said illegal war.

You didn’t get mad when Bush borrowed more money from foreign sources than the previous 42 Presidents combined.

You didn’t get mad when over 10 billion dollars in cash just disappeared in Iraq.

You didn’t get mad when you found out we were torturing people.

You didn’t get mad when Bush embraced trade and outsourcing policies that shipped 6 million American jobs out of the country.

You didn’t get mad when the government was illegally wiretapping Americans.

You didn’t get mad when we didn’t catch Bin Laden.

You didn’t get mad when Bush rang up 10 trillion dollars in combined budget and current account deficits.

You didn’t get mad when you saw the horrible conditions at Walter Reed.

You didn’t get mad when we let a major US city, New Orleans, drown.

You didn’t get mad when we gave people who had more money than they could spend, the filthy rich, over a trillion dollars in tax breaks.

You didn’t get mad with the worst 8 years of job creations in several decades.

You didn’t get mad when over 200,000 US Citizens lost their lives because they had no health insurance.

You didn’t get mad when lack of oversight and regulations from the Bush Administration caused US Citizens to lose 12 trillion dollars in investments, retirement, and home values.

You finally got mad
when a black man was elected President and decided that people in America deserved the right to see a doctor if they are sick.
Yes, illegal wars, lies, corruption, torture, job losses by the millions, stealing your tax dollars to make the rich richer, and the worst economic disaster since 1929 are all okay with you, but helping fellow Americans who are sick…Oh, Hell No!!

Slumber CD Release Concert

I am truly thrilled to extend the warmest of invitations to all of my friends and colleagues to join me for this special evening as the music from Slumber premiers at the beautiful and historic Ellen Theatre in downtown Bozeman.
Tickets are available at The Ellen Theatre.

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