The 'Senior Jazz Band of Minnesota' Inc. under the direction of Robert 'Pops' Montgomery, has been active in the West Saint Paul communities, and the greater Twin Cities communities since early March 2008.
In April 2009, the first 'Senior Jazz Band of Minnesota' anniversary and awards presentation was held
in West Saint Paul, Minnesota.
The prestigious 'POPS' MONTGOMERY' Award was awarded to 90 year old saxophonist, Irv Williams (in absentia) for his lifetime contributions and generous musical gifts to Minnesota Arts and to the Twin Cities. The April 2009 anniversary celebration/awards and the June 4, 2009 "LIVE" Concert tribute will be long remembered by jazz lovers from many communities.
L -R top row: Larry Sims, Trevor Peterson, 'Pops' Montgomery, Brendan Begnow, and Charles Oliver, Sr.
Bottom row: Diane Mancini, Mark Stevens, Trevor Riveron, and Peter Dodge. Not pictured: Keith Horst and Nick Shanpo.
Organized as a non-profit organization, the 'Senior Jazz Band of Minnesota' is a high caliber concert performing organization presenting accomplished jazz instrumentalists and vocalists as exemplary guides for the young trailblazers of jazz arts.
The SJBM is a 17 piece big jazz orchestra, instrumental in promoting music education, both in the field of life, and through academic channels.
SJBM CONTACT INFORMATION
Senior Jazz Band of Minnesota, Inc.
1670 Robert Street South #121
West Saint Paul, Minnesota 55118
See website for SJBM info at: palaceofjazz.net
651.788.7196 Contact person:
Attention: Robert 'Pops' Montgomery
All musicians are welcome to perform with the 'SJBM' especially those 50 plus years old and in relatively good heath.
.VOTED MVP OF SJBM
(most valuable pianist)
The Senior Jazz Band of Minnesota, Inc. accepts support of all kind. To maintain and develop our ideas, we encourage gifts, contributions, and donations of all sizes, shapes, and seasons. We need land and commercial properties to build our vision.
Thank You, SJBM