Hi everyone! Bob and I will be headed to Montana after his birthday bash at Black Dolphin, one of great jazz venues in Kansas City, with fantastic musician friends. There will be lots of friends, musicians, and music fans and it will be FANTASTIC!
Bob is very admired by many jazz musicians and fans in Kansas City. I have heard how much they love him and miss him every time we come to the Midwest but we love living in beautiful Montana 🙂
* 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 17th
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
http://www.themurraybar.com/

 

ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT PLONK

On Wednesday, April 18th from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Alex Robilotta on guitar, Eddie Tsuru on bass, and Alex Platt on drums are making fantastic and exciting music at Plonk! So please come down to enjoy the music with delicious food and glass of wine. No Charge!
Plonk Wine Bozeman
Wednesday, April 18th
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 19th
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, Eddie Tsuru on bass, and Adam Greenberg on drums are performing!! Enjoy your Friday night with the music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine!
Red Tractor pizza
Friday, April 20th
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
http://www.redtractorpizza.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 22nd
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/bozemaneagles326/

 

JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL MUSICAL CONCERT AND CULTURAL EVENT TO BENEFIT  MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENGOUS WOMEN (MMIW)

SUNDAY, APRIL 22 ~ Doors Open at 4:30 PM and Concert begins 5:00 PM
At the home of Frank and Jirina Cikan @ 31 Hitching Post Rd, Bozeman, 59715
FEATURING
HONOR SONG by Shane Doyle, EdD, a member of the Apsaalooké Nation, and has 30 years of experience singing Northern Plains style music.  Shane is an educational and cultural consultant who lives in Bozeman with his wife and five children.
MUSIC by
THREE FORM TRIO featuring ANN TAPPAN (piano), MJ WILLIAMS (trombone and voice) and ROB KOHLER (bass)
This renowned improvisational jazz group has been experimenting together for 2 decades, having produced 2 CD’s and performing original music in many venues large and small in Montana and the world. The Three Form Trio has also performed a number of benefit concerts to advance indigenous and women’s rights including Montana’s Congressional Candidate Denise Juneau.
with SPECIAL GUEST MARIO MINOR JR.
Growing up on and around the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, Lakota/Nakoda music artist, Mario Miner Jr. developed an undying connection with the blues and rock & roll music at a very young age. Wielding a 4-string guitar named “Howlin Duke”, which he built out of other broken guitars and junk parts that were laying around his house, Mario infuses his cultural roots, storytelling, a strong passion for playing music, along with his humorous demeanor and molds it into a unique live show that people of all ages can enjoy.
Local advocates for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women will be present to speak about this critical issue.  All donations to benefit the National Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC), Lame Deer, Montana – dedicated to restoring safety to Native women and their children.  More information & if you’d like to support and can’t attend, please consider making a donation to NIWRC at http://www.niwrc.org/donate-niwrc
Concert Donations are $20.00 (more or less)  cash or check.
RSVP to 406/422-3690 or email: mj.willie.williams@gmail.com

 

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 from Kansas City, MO vibraphonist Peter Schlamb and drummer John Kizilarmut are playing with bassist Bob Bowman. They will be making wonderful beautiful music!! So please come down to enjoy the music with delicious food and drinks! No charge.
American Grill & Tapas Bar WALKERS
Sunday, April 22nd
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
http://walkersgrill.com/

 

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 25TH @ PLONK

Vibraphone player Peter Schlamb and drummer John Kizilarmut are coming back to Bozeman! Many of you remember from seeing them performing at Plonk, Cikan House, Red Tractor Pizza, MSU, etc around Bozeman and Billings in last couple of years.  With bassist Bob Bowman they will be creating beautiful music! Here is what Bob said about them “Peter Schlamb is considered by many to be the greatest vibraphonist on the planet btw! Kizilermut is an awesome drummer and  vibraphonist as well. Please join us for beautiful friendships and music.” If you are around Bozeman please call the venues to secure your seat! 😉
Plonk Wine Bozeman
Wednesday, April 25th
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
https://plonkwine.com/

 

April 27th @ Red Tractor Pizza
Alex Robilotta on guitar, Eddie Tsuru on bass, and Alex Platt on drums.

May 8th @ Cikan House
John Stowell on guitar, Kendra Shank, and Bob Bowman on bass. 7:00 p.m. –

May  9th @ PLONK
Jeni Fleming on vocal, Bob Packwood on keys, Jeremy Quick on guitar, Adam Greenberg on drums, and Bob Bowman on bass.

May 11th @ Red Tractor Pizza
John Stowell on guitar and Bob Bowman on bass.

More to come!
We are planning to bring back these great musicians : pianists Dan Haerle and Phil DeGreg, Steve Houghton on drums, 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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