Emerson Crawford Theater

  • Event Time 7:30 pm
  • Event Start Date 11/26/2019
  • Event Location 111 S Grand Ave

The Montana State University jazz ensembles’ Thanksgiving concert, “Music for Mittens,” featuring New York jazz vocalist Milton Suggs, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Crawford Theater at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, 111 S. Grand Ave.

Donations of gloves and mittens will be collected both before the concert in the MSU School of Music office in Howard Hall and in the Emerson theater’s lobby the night of the event. They will be donated to the Bozeman Warming Center, according to Ryan Matzinger, MSU jazz professor and producer of the event.

“(The concert will be) a musical celebration of the compassionate community of Bozeman and the jazz program’s focus on a culture of giving,” Matzinger said. “We are asking our audience to share the warmth.”

Suggs comes to Bozeman after recent performances with Wynton Marsalis and with the Lincoln Center Orchestra, among others. Born in Chicago and raised in Atlanta, Suggs is a third-generation musician who played several instruments while he was growing up. Returning to Chicago after high school, he studied piano with the legendary Willie Pickens while honing his craft as a vocalist and performer. Now living in New York City, he has released four albums, performs internationally and is frequently at the top of Downbeat magazine’s annual critics’ poll.

The MSU Advanced Jazz Quartet, The Royal We, featuring special guest Adam Greenberg on the drums, and Matzinger, a jazz saxophonist, will also perform.

For more information, see montana.edu/calendar/events/32100

Tickets available at door or online

$5 for students

$10 for general admission. They can be purchased at the door or online at ticketpeak.com/msumusic.