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Montana-native, trumpeter Jim Rotondi began his musical studies at a very early age. His mother, a piano teacher, encouraged Jim to begin playing the piano at age eight. He took up the trumpet at age twelve.

In 1980 Jim graduated from Butte High School in Butte, Montana. After college Jim began recording and touring internationally with the Ray Charles Orchestra. Immediately following this he commenced a six year tenure with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra. During this time Jim also became a member of organist Charles Earland's quintet. He currently tours with his own group, as well as with the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band and Grammy-winner Toshiko Akiyoshi and the collective known as One For All, which features a front line of Eric Alexander and Steve Davis.

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A message from Sonny Rollins, Spring 2008 (.mov)

Montana Wilderness Assoc.
Jazz Hike to Kiyo Crag, July 2007
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Wilbur Rehmann on soprano at Rasselas jazz club in San Francisco, April 2009, with Edo Castro and Eric Smith.

Wilbur Rehmann Quintet at the Archie Bray Foundation, June 2009.

Missouri River Rainbow July 2009

Peter Fox, Mike Shea, Wilbur Rehmann, E. Doc Smith outside of Rasselas

WR Special Edition Quartet at entrance to Rasselas


Moose Creek

Concert at Moose Creek Cabin
for Helena National Forest

Wilbur Rehmann playing jazz on Main St. in Kalispell, Montana during the First Night Flathead Celebration, December 31, 2005. The Wilbur Rehmann Quartet performed at the Marshall Noice Gallery celebrating the end of 2005.

Radio Free Helena Jazz Sessions
KROL Radio 88.5 FM
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 4-6pm

The Wilbur Rehmann Quintet, July 2005, at Moonlight Basin in Big Sky for the National Assoc. of Attorneys General Annual Meeting.

Gates of the Mountain, July 2003

Wilderness Walks

Montana Get Involved

Tenor saxophone legend Sonny Rollins and Wilbur Rehmann, Berkeley, California, Zellerbach Hall, November 18, 2000. (Photo by Joe Bryan)

Both Mr. Rollins and Mr. Rehmann share a concern for a clean and healthful environment and urge everyone to work to save our planet from the effects of pollution and global warming.

Please get involved by contacting any of the following citizen groups that are fighting to maintain our unique, wild places and agricultural lands and fighting to protect our air and water.

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The Wilbur Rehmann Quartet
have brought to us a sense of joy, wonder and solitude with their original jazz interpretations, which explore the interior landscapes of the American West and the meaning of wilderness.

--Mike Clark,
Great Yellowstone Coalition

Quotable Quotes about the Wilbur Rehmann Quartet

Missoula Independent-- "The swinging, swaying, oscillating, lilting beat of fluidity know as the Wilbur Rehmann Jazz Quartet...brings a highly sophisticated Montana-bred jazz to Sean Kelly's"

Bozeman Daily Chronicle-- "The music is exciting and the musicianship is outstanding..."

Great Falls Tribune-- "By popular for people who love jazz..."

Billings Gazette-- "...sophisticated rhythms and harmonies of jazz...has created a cult following..."

Lively Times-- "Their album, 'Back Home Jazz' is studded with jazz four veteran musicians..."

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Upcoming Events

Wilbur Rehmann Quartet


March 7 - Special Quartet, Sheba Lounge in the Fillmore, San Francisco, CA

March 15 - quartet, Colonial Red Lion Inn, Helena, Carroll College Jr/Sr Banquet Dance

March 26 - Quartet, Tophat Lounge, Missoula, MT

March 29 - Duo with Rennan Rieke, Benny's Bistrot, Helena

April 3 - Quartet, Helena Civic Center for Planned Parenthood

April 9 - Quintet, Empty Bowls, County Fairgrounds for The Friendship Center

April 25 - Quartet, Staggering OX, Helena

April 27 - High Jazz Combo, st Paul's Methodist

May 1 - Trio, Atrium Colonial Red Lion Inn for Head Start

May 8 - Quartet, Great Northern Best Western Hotel for Mt Credit Union Assoc.

May 15 - Quartet, Lewis & Clark Brewery, Helena

May 23 - Quartet, Staggering OX, Helena

May 30 - Duo, Archie Bray Foundation, reception, Helena

July 20 - Quintet, Moose Creek Cabin evening outdoor concert


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