Hi everyone! Bob and I will be headed to the Midwest for about 3 weeks and come back with vibraphone player Peter Schlamb and drummer John Kizilarmut! There will be few gigs in Bozeman and Billings. I will post details later!
* To musician friends, if you would like to add your message or on going projects like new albums on this website or news letter please contact me!
* Detail of these concerts can be changed due to artists/venues’ circumstances.

 

ON TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY BAR IN LIVINGSTON

Hear The Ridgeway Collective (Matt Ridgeway, keyboards, Garrett Stannard, drums, John Morford, electric bass and Craig Hall, guitar) Tuesday nights at the historic Murray Bar in Livingston, playing Latin, jazz and funk standards and originals, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m. Excellent food, featuring a Prime Rib special on Tuesday nights. Corner of Park and 2nd, no cover.
The Murray Bar in Livingston
Tuesday, April 3rd
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
http://www.themurraybar.com/

 

ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT PLONK

On Wednesday, April 4th from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Craig Hall on guitar, Silas Stewart on vibraphone, Alex Platt on drums, and Bob Bowman on bass are performing at Plonk! This will be fresh, fun and of course beautiful night of music!  So please come down and enjoy the music with glass of wine and delicious food! No Charge.
Plonk Wine Bozeman
Wednesday, April 4th
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
https://plonkwine.com/

 

ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT YELLOWSTONE VALLEY BREWING COMPANY IN BILLINGS

There is a Jazz Jam session on every Thursday at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company in Billings.  It’s free, all ages, and everyone is welcome to come play! Jams go from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Yellowstone Valley Brewing
Thursday, April 5th
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
http://www.yellowstonevalleybrew.com/

 

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA

Every Friday, there is a Jazz Night at Red Tractor Pizza in Bozeman from 7:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  This week Alex Robilotta on guitar, Jake Fleming on saxophone, Eddie Tsuru on bass, and Mike Gillan on drums  will be performing!! Enjoy your Friday night with the music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine!
Red Tractor pizza
Friday, April 6th
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
http://www.redtractorpizza.com/

 

JENI FLEMMING & BOB PACKWOOD @ CIKAN HOUSE
SUNDAY, APRIL8TH

Following 3 sold out shows in February 2018 the duo, Jeni Flemming on vocal and Bob Packwood on piano, was approached by several venues for another concert. Don’t miss this encore performance!
Their combined experience results in a performance that is at once generous and intimate. There’s an element to their delivery that says they’re not really there to “sell” you the music, they simply open up and let it unfold, unhurried and without ambition. Their collective ability to inhabit and transform songs from disparate genres allows them to set a tragic ballad next to an irreverent shuffle without explanation. Fair warning, it’s their ballads that’ll get you; the ambience they create makes time seem like a hazy concept. The material they choose are all stories about the Humanity that binds us together, and yet there’s still something almost voyeuristic about their presentation, the juxtaposition in itself is compelling. These musicians have 2 exemplary things; they manipulate silence as a 3 member of their ensemble, and they exploit the intimate connection that music can afford. The effect is pretty fantastic.
Cikan House
Sunday, April 8th
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cikan House : 31 Hitching Post Road Bozeman
General Admission: $15/ea.
Tickets : brownpapertickets.com

 

ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE EAGLES THE BRIDGER MOUNTAIN BIG BAND

The Bridger Mountain Big Band performs at The Eagles on every Sunday led by a drummer Adam Greenberg.  No cover charge but there will be a tip jar so be generous. 😉 For more information please check https://www.facebook.com/TheBridgerMountainBigBand/.
The Eagles
Sunday, April 8th
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/bozemaneagles326/

 

ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT WALKERS IN BILLINGS

On every Sunday American Grill & Tapas Bar WALKERS in Billings has Jazz night through 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This week Scott Jeppesen Quartet will be making beautiful sound!! So please come down to enjoy the music with delicious food and drinks! No charge.
American Grill & Tapas Bar WALKERS
Sunday, April 8th
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
http://walkersgrill.com/

 

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

April 11th @ Plonk
John Roberts’ Band.

World-renowned Gypsy Jazz musicians are coming to Montana!
Tim Kliphuis & Alfonso Ponticelli will be playing in Billings (Cisel Hall) April 14; Bozeman (Rialto) April 15; Helena (Free Ceramics) April 17; and Missoula (Longstaff House) April 19. Details and ticket info: https://montanamanouche.com/tim-kliphuis-alfonso-ponticelli-concert-info. Also, Alfonso Ponticelli will be teaching a Gypsy Jazz guitar workshop on Wednesday, April 18. For more info, please email info@montanamanouche.com.

More to come!
We are planning to bring back these great musicians : pianists Dan Haerle and Phil DeGreg, vibraphonist Peter Schlamb, saxophonist Matt Otto, and drummer John Kizilarmut from Kansas City, MO, and guitarist John Stowell, saxophonist Loren Stillman, and pianist David Morgenroth  in Spring & Summer!


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