Hi everyone, this is Yae. We were in Indiana for a recording of trumpeter Clay Jenkins, pianist Steve Allee, bassist Bob Bowman, and drummer Steve Houghton. I am so lucky to have been in the studio listening to such beautiful sounds by amazing musicians! Oh and Luca Rodoni is bringing his quartet from Temple Univ to Montana next week. I put some dates and a message from him in Upcoming Jazz & More section. Please scroll down (but don’t skip in between!) and check the band’s schedule.
* 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.


Backburner Reunion

I’ve got an exciting news from my friend and great musician Eric Funk. Backburner (Alan Fauque on sax, Eric Funk on piano, Eddie Tsuru on bass, Mike Gillan on drums) will have a reunion concert at Rialto on August 23rd!! Alan will travel back to Montana from Wisconsin and Eric will “give it a try” after a few years away 😉 It will be so exciting! I will post more when I get more detail.


ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT PLONK

On Wednesday, June 6th from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Alex Robilotta on guitar, Silas Stewart on vibraphone, Eddie Tsuru on bass, and Alex Platt on drums will be making fantastic sounds! Please come down to enjoy the music and support local musicians with glass of wine and delicious food! No Charge.
Plonk Wine Bozeman
Wednesday, June 6th
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
https://plonkwine.com/

ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT CAFE ZYDECO

Great news for Bozeman jazz players and music fans! There will be open jam session at Cafe Zydeco Bozeman on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. And hopefully this will be regular! The house jazz band will consist of Alex Platt on drums, Silas Stewart on vibraphone, John Swendseid on tenor, and Michael Steel on bass. Jazz musicians one and all, students, teachers, and players, come out and play! We will open with our own set, and then open up the stage to anyone who wants to jam. All ages, no cover, amazing food! And BYOB!
Cafe Zydeco
Thursday, June 7th
6:00 p.m. ~
http://www.cafezydeco.com/bozeman

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 June 8th Gypsy Jazz band Montana Manouche will be performing! You’ll hear many Django Reinhardt compositions along with American jazz standards played in the Gypsy Jazz style. Enjoy your Friday night with good live music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine!
Red Tractor pizza
Friday, June 8th
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, June 10th
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 Rimrock Hot Club will be performing!! So please come down to enjoy the music with delicious food and drinks! No charge.
American Grill & Tapas Bar WALKERS
Sunday, June 10th
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
http://walkersgrill.com/

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

June 14th @ The Mint (Belgrade)
Skylark (Krista Barnett on vocal, Craig Hall on guitar, Bob Bowman on bass, Alex Platt on drums)

June  15th @ Red Tractor Pizza
Silas Stewart on vibraphone, Alex Robilotta on guitar, Michael Steel on bass, Jeff Jensen on drums

June 22nd @ Red Tractor Pizza
Alex Robilotta on guitar, Eddie Tsuru on bass,  and Josh Poole on drums

June 24th @ Sola Cafe
Montana Manouche

June 27th @ Saffron Table
Skylark (Krista Barnett on vocal, Craig Hall on guitar, Bob Bowman on bass)


LUCA RODONI QUARTET in MONTANA


From Luca :
I am really excited to inform you that I will returning to Montana this month for a few very special performances with my quartet from Philadelphia. The quartet includes three of my dearest friends and rising-stars in the jazz world: bassist Nathan Pence, saxophonist Dylan Band, and guitarist/pianist Elijah Cole. I am looking forward to presenting this wonderful group of musicians to all of you.

  • Wednesday, June 13th: @ Plonk – Bozeman, MT – 8-11pm
  • Thursday, June 14th: @ Cikan House – Bozeman, MT -7pm – 31 Hitching Post Rd. (email me at lucarodonimusic@gmail.com to reserve your seats)
  • Saturday, June 16th @ Walker’s Grill – Billings, MT -7pm
  • Friday, June 22nd @ Daly Jazz – Missoula, Montana – 7pm

Thank you for your continued support, we look forward to sharing our music with you.
Best,
Luca Rodoni


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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