Jazz Cocktail Hour

Help support Groovetrail's Flathead Ellington Project!

April 18th at the Bigfork Inn in Bigfork, MT. Doors at 6:30

April 19th at Cypress Yard Events in Whitefish, MT. Doors at 5:00


Beverages available for purchase. Dinner also available for purchase at the Bigfork Performance.

Summer Camargo is an award-winning trumpet player from Fort Lauderdale Florida. A member of Carnegie Hall's NYO Jazz Ensemble, Summer has written music for Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and has been a featured performer at the Essentailly Ellington Festival in New York.

Groovetrail is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that brings live music into nursing homes and supports jazz education in schools.

Our Gift of Music Program provides over 70 performances for residents at care facilities valley-wide and features great local talent. For more information and for show times, click on "The Gift of Music"

Our Flathead Ellington Project is an all-star high school jazz ensemble comprised of students from throughout the valley. Students rehearse, perform locally, and will be traveling to NYC in May 2019 to perform at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Click on "Jazz Education" for more information.

Meet our Founder

Erica von Kleist moved from NYC to Montana after graduating from Juilliard and embarking on an extensive career in the jazz scene. Having performed alongside Wynton Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval and Kristin Chenoweth, Erica wanted to create an organization that showcased the incredible musical talent residing the the Flathead while giving back to the community. Groovetrail has become a source of live entertainment for residents of nursing homes while providing paid work for local musicians at the same time.


Being a product of great jazz education programs, Erica has made it possible to provide these same impactful experiences for the students of the Flathead Valley through Groovetrail. For more information about Erica von Kleist, visit www.ericavonkleist.com

Erica von Kleist Groovetrail