All a musician can do is to get closer to the source.

— John Coltrane

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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Biography - Kelly’s musical journey.
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30 decades of memorable performances.

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Podcast archives from Kelly's various venues.


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Yearly Archives: 2010

1st, Happy 76th Birthday Eddie Harris! E…

1st, Happy 77th Birthday Eddie Harris! Eddie had so much going on in his head at all times. Numerology, Astrology, deep mystical understanding from all lover the world, unbelievable wit and a walking encyclopedia concerning music and the arts…a philosopher. We used to talk on the phone for hours about very diverse subjects that always ended with me gathering much insight into the world as Eddie viewed it and lived it. I remember the last time I talked with Eddie was the Christmas Eve before he made his transition 11 months later. We laughed and talked about family and the possibilities of another tour…Eddie was genuinely interested in the people he knew. I miss those kinetic talks on the holidays.

Slumber Ballads Shipping Now


I’m am so very honored to finally announce that my long awaited album, Slumber is ready to ship. Use the links below to place your order. Coming soon to our online Store, digital downloads of both album and individual songs in full Wav quality. Stay tuned, we will announce when those options are available but Slumber CD is ready and shipping now.


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The Woods Project

Join the brotherhood of Kelly, Brad and Craig at Cikans for a superb evening of jazz, trio style.

Jazz & More: September 27th

Roles are reversed as Jazz and More host Kelly Roberti takes a seat on the other side and is interviewed by Eric Funk & Paula Beswick followed by an appropriate series ending performance with Alan Fauque and Eric Funk, 2 friends and long time colleagues who also appear on Kelly’s forthcoming album, Slumber.
Jazz and More is a summer tradition now, part of the monthly Exploring The Arts series which is made possible through the hard work of Paula Beswick and the Bozeman Public Library Foundation at the Bozeman Public Library. Jazz & More was born from Roberti’s dedicated activism for the arts and his desire to showcase musical and artistic styles in a more personalized way, from not only the rich diversity of the Bozeman community and the great state of Montana but also drawing in world renowned names over the years like David Murray, Jack Walrath, David Morgenroth and Joshua Breakstone.
Kelly Roberti himself is a renowned musician and composer, a native son of Montana, who despite touring and playing on five continents in his 46 years as a performer, has lived and worked from Bozeman much of his life. His Mother and Father were tremendous influences in his music development, both involved in teaching and playing music, allowing free range for thought and creativity, making him spellbound as a child with the magic of musical form, properly infusing him from the beginning in all genres ranging from Broadway and Tin Pan Alley to Ethnic, World and Jazz thus cultivating his “earthy and meticulous” style described as

“a powerful blend of musical passion layered with an
insightful grace and a spiritual edge”.

Kelly has a list of hundreds of tours with musical icons and legends such as Arnett Cobb, Eddie Harris, David Newman, Dave Grusin, Freddie Hubbard, Tommy Flanagan, Peter Gabriel, David Murray and many more. Kelly also has vast teaching experiences at many major educational institutes and continues to work as a clinician and private instructor as well.

What is the true meaning of music now for Kelly?

True music is an indefinable communication. It is physics, philosophy, history, mathematics and to me a big dose of romance. Of course it is always about the illusive heart, and can only be what you’ve lived or dreamed, the pulse of our nature. I want to give to it what I have been given. I want to contribute to the tradition, the true human condition and to the next generation.

As he so eloquently states in his closing remarks from the new album,
   “Special Warmth to all I love and have loved… you composed me.”… yes Kelly, the music, the memories, the miles, they have composed you profoundly indeed. And we are all enriched from it.

Help us close out Jazz and More for 2010 in style and join Kelly for a refreshing and notable end to our summer series.

Jazz & More has been graciously sponsored by Montana Ale Works.

Jazz & More: September 20th

As our season begins to wind down, we welcome pianist
Stefan Stern to the next Jazz and More Monday evening show.

Stefan has been playing piano since five years of age, where he started on an old organ in his parents basement in Schöningen, Germany.  Soon after, he started taking his first piano lessons and by age nine he was earning pocket money by playing pipe organ in local churches.  

Since then, Stefan has freelanced as a jazz, classical, and rock pianist and performed at all level of venues, from large music festivals to private house concerts, to recitals in Antarctica and on a cruise ship traveling up the Amazon River.  He is a founding member of the German rock band Seven which released its most recent album in 2008. 

Locally, Stern has played with the Bozeman Symphony and the Glenn Johnston Swing Band, along with many others.  In the Fall of 2008 he finished recording his first solo classical album of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition at the UFO Sound Studios in Berlin, Germany and is working on a solo album of original work that is expected to be released next year.  

Currently Stefan lives and works in Bozeman with his wife, daughter and two golden retrievers and is excitedly expecting their second daughter in October of this year.
Also joining the performance list later in the show is pianist Ed Lewis, drummer George Baskin, all in all, another great night of music is on schedule. Only two shows are left in this summer’s series, come join us this Monday at 7pm.
Jazz and More is sponsored by Montana Ale Works.

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