Making music is a meditative tool to touch God and find love within yourself.

— Pepe Romero

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.

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30 decades of memorable performances.

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Dirty rice w/ Nat…

great food memory…a tour with Nat Adderley and the piano player that was working with us wanted to make Nat his dirty rice recipe (which was pretty good…spicy!). Nat told us a story about him and Cannon on the road years ago. They were going to do some dirty rice at a friends house in Michigan and Cannon would only cook his recipe if he had these certain rib tips from New Orleans…so, he got on the phone and had a bunch of them on the next plane to Detroit…the rib tips made the dish. I asked Nat what made them special…he said it was a mixture of the sweet vinegar, pepper and the smoking temperature. I wonder if that place is still around…


My dear friend Eddie Harris told me once on the road that Louis Armstrong used to take laxatives to control his weight…I remember responding with “YOU lost weight when Louie took laxatives?” He went back to sleep.

Ray in the tundra…

I recall Ray Brown telling me once as we drove across the tundra of North Dakota with two basses in the van “You look stupid with that cigarette in your mouth. Is there a place that we can get some cigars in Billings, and some good food?” We did both. We had cassoulet and got 1/2 dozen great cigars.


Ah, having these upcoming gigs w/Sheryl Bailey has truly brought about some memories while listening to her tribute to my old friend Emily Remler…Sheryl dresses Em up good! A really vivid recollection: Em and I had just completed a 16 date duet tour in, I think, ’87 …we had a great human and musical experience…Em’s sense of humor was over the top! She flew back to record a new CD (now legendary) w/ a rhythm section not of her choosing and she was a bit pissed and apprehensive about it. I was with my group in a home studio immediately after the tour recording with MJ Williams and I got numerous calls from Em during her session…she was livid. Completely pissed to the point of saying “Why do these legends completely write off women and not give the music the energy it needs? When I talk about the dynamics of the music, no one listens and the bass player needs to tune up.” I could only respond by telling her that in retrospect it would be appreciated regardless of the tenured folks who were under appreciating her music…and that has proven true. I wish she was around to see it.

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