John Roberts Soul
John Roberts began playing the piano at the age of 5 while living on an isolated ranch in Southeastern Montana. There was no TV, but there was a piano. From age 11-18, in Malta, MT, he was in band (trombone) and choir in the Malta, MT schools. After graduating in 1996 from Montana State University-Billings with a BA in Music Performance, John moved to Los Angeles to earn his Master of Fine Arts in Western Orchestral Performance from California Institute of the Arts. Roberts is now on faculty at Montana State University-Billings as a Jazz, music theory, low brass and world music instructor. He is also band leader of Pan Blanco, the region’s premier salsa and African band. John has a knack for inspiring the audience to dance and enjoy life! As always, no cover! 7-10 pm.