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Kimberlee Carlson Jazz
February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kimberlee Carlson, from Odessa, Texas, has been singing jazz and swing since 1979 and as professional dancer she performed dancing and singing in reviews in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York City. In the 1980’s and ‘90’s she performed and toured internationally with the Los Angeles jazz band Swingstreet as well as fronted her own jazz quartet performing regularly at the Vine Street Bar and Grill (Los Angeles) for many years. She is honored to be part of Missoula’s jazz festival Jazzoula and has been featured yearly 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015. She is a founder and member of Missoula’s Texas swing dance band Western Union (Downtown Tonight-2 years running, River City Roots Festival). She also is a member of the country swing duo Louie Bond & the Texas Playgirl and is co-producer of Missoula’s Stubborn Belly Fat Records. In her jazz trio she thrilled to be collaborating some of Montana’s finest jazz musicians-Ron Meissner-guitar (considered by to be by many Missoulian’s as Montana’s Wes Montgomery) and Pete Hand-bass (Basement Boyz, Ed Norton Big Band).