Hi everyone, this is Yae. It is getting more green everyday and flowers have started to bloom here around Hebgen! Finally Spring has come!
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* Detail of these concerts can be changed due to artists/venues’ circumstances.

KENDRA SHANK, JOHN STOWELL, & BOB BOWMAN
MAY 8TH 7PM @ CIKAN HOUSE

If you would like to enjoy a lovely Spring evening with beautiful music please join us at Cikan house on Tuesday, May 8th. 
Both nationally and internationally acclaimed musicians Kendra Shank, John Stowell, and Bob Bowman will be performing in an intimate setting of Cikan House!
Cikan Residence
31 Hitching Post RD. Bozeman, MT.
May 8th 7:00PM –
Admission $20.00 (Student : $10.00)
Reservation : yaezo1027@gmail.com

Kendra Shank‘s crystal-pure tone, powerful musicianship and elastic phrasing have won her rave critical notices and fans internationally. Hailed by The New York Times as a “superbly skilled vocalist” and an artist of “effervescence, depth,” and “integrity” (Nate Chinen), she headlines at top venues across the U.S. and abroad, captivating audiences with her genuine warmth and musicality. Shank combines jazz originals, standards, world music, French songs, folk/pop tunes, and open improvisation in an adventurous, genre-bending style that inspired Gary Giddins to call her “one of New York’s most original performers.” (Jazz Times)
“Kendra Shank’s delectable voice–warm-toned, fine-grained, quietly sexy–sets her well apart from the crowd, as does her knack for picking unhackneyed, slightly off-center material. The up-tempo tunes swing hard; the ballads shimmer and shine. Get in on the ground floor: this lady is going up.” ~ Terry Teachout, TIME
http://www.kendrashank.com/

John Stowell is a unique jazz guitarist influenced as much by pianists and horn players as he is by guitarists. His original take on harmony, chords and improvisation sets him apart. He has taught internationally for over 40 years in every educational setting. His clinics are informal, hands-on and informative. In addition to music theory and guidelines for improvisation, John shares his professional experience with the business of music.
“He plays his amplified guitar as if he were surrounded by fine crystal… the type of slow burning, sustained energy that you hear in players that practice all the time.” ~ Downbeat
“John Stowell plays jazz, but he doesn’t use any of the clichés; he has an incredible originality. John is a master creator.” ~ Larry Coryell
http://www.johnstowell.com/

Bob Bowman, a native Kansan now resides Montana has worked with many great musicians like Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabakin Big Band, Dan Haerle and Frank Mantooth, the legendary Carmen McRae, Pat Coil, Freddie Hubbard, Bud Shank, Steve Houghton, Steve Allee, Bill Mays, Clay Jenkins, Danny Embrey, Todd Strait, Bob Sheppard, Rod Fleeman, Jerry Hahn, Bobby Watson and others.
“Bob Bowman’s solo on a ballad on Danny Embrey’s Dues Blues is as life-affirming as a poem by Maya Angelou. The bassist’s concise statement on “November” is one of many standout moments on the welcome reissue of the guitarist’s 1988 recording with Bowman, keyboardists John Beasley and Dave Loeb and drummer Steve Houghton.” ~ Bill Brownlee
http://bobbowman-lownote.com/

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, May 8th
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
http://www.themurraybar.com/

ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT PLONK

On Wednesday, May 9th from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Bozeman’s favorite Jeni Fleming on vocal, Bob Packwood on keys, from Kalispell Jeremy Quick on guitar, Bob Bowman on bass, and Adam Greenberg on drums are making fantastic sound! This will be very special night of music and I recommend to reserve your table. Please come down to enjoy the music by these wonderful musicians with glass of wine and delicious food! No Charge.
Plonk Wine Bozeman
Wednesday, May 9th
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, May 10th
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.  On May 11th great guitarist John Stowell and true jazz veteran Bob Bowman on bass are making exquisite sound for you!! Enjoy your Friday night with the music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine!
Red Tractor pizza
Friday, May 11th
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, May 13th
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/bozemaneagles326/

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

May 16th @ PLONK
Scott Jeppesen on saxophone, Roxanne Jeppesen on drums, and Bob Bowman on bass.

May 18th @ Red Tractor Pizza
Montana Manouche

May  23rd @ PLONK
Alex Nauman on guitar, Brad Edwards on drums, 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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