Hi everyone, this is Yae. Bob’s Birthday Bash at Black Dolphin in Kansas City, MO was so wonderful. Many friends and music fans came to celebrate his big 65 together and it was great turnout!
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* Detail of these concerts can be changed due to artists/venues’ circumstances.
Vibraphone player Peter Schlamb and drummer John Kizilarmut are coming back to Bozeman this week! 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 at Plonk (Bozeman) on Wednesday, April 25th 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.!!!
If you are around Bozeman and would like to see their performance please call the venues to secure your seat!
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 24th
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 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. They are amazing musicians and on top of that beautiful people! 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! Kizilarmut 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! 😉 So please come down to enjoy the music with delicious food and glass of wine. No Charge!
Plonk Wine Bozeman
Wednesday, April 25th
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
AMINA FIGAROVA SEXTET AT ELLEN
Azerbaijan-born, globe-trotting composer and pianist Amina Figarovaintroduces ten colorful and compelling new compositions, performed by her touring sextet, on Blue Whisper, her 13th album since her 1994 debut.
Amina Figarova was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and as a child studied to be a classical concert pianist. In the late 1980s she entered Rotterdam Conservatory to pursue jazz, coming to the United State in 1989 to complete her formal education at Boston’s Berklee College of Music (where she met Platteau, a fellow student from Belgium). In 1998 they were invited to the Thelonious Monk Institute’s summer jazz colony in Aspen, and after more than a decade of bookings in major U.S. jazz clubs, concert halls and festivals, the couple gained legal immigrant status in 2014. They currently live in Manhattan, and tour constantly.
The compositions “Pictures” and “The Traveler” were commissioned by Jazz from Lincoln Center for its 2014-15 New Jazz Standards series. Blue Whisperis Figarova’s second album, after Twelve, on In + Out Records, an independent label based in Freiberg, Germany.
For more info : The Ellen
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 26th
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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, Alex Platt on drums are performing!! Enjoy your Friday night with the music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine!
Red Tractor pizza
Friday, April 27th
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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/.
Sunday, April 29th
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
ON APRIL 29TH AT SOLA CAFE
Gypsy Jazz group Montana Manouche will be performing at Sola Cafe in Bozeman on Sunday, April 29th from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Gypsy jazz sound for your Sunday brunch enjoyment. No cover!
Sunday, April 29th
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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 The Big Sky Trio featuring Erik Olson, Parker Brown & Keller Paulson are making wonderful sound! So please come down to enjoy the music with delicious food and drinks! No charge.
American Grill & Tapas Bar WALKERS
Sunday, April 29th
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS
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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