Hope you had a great July 4th! There are more jazz happenings in couple of weeks I would like to share with you so here it is, a special edition! I will send out regular news letter next week as well 🙂
In case you missed a regular July 2nd jazz news, please check this page.
* 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.

JULY 8TH CRAIG HALL & ERIK OLSON AT ST. TIMOTHY’S

Message from Craig : July 8 is a new beginning for me, a duo concert with piano great Erik Olson at The St Timothy’s Chapel at Georgetown Lake. Lori Marx and Kearen Samsel will be featured also. I’ve written a suite of music bowing to the places around Montana and Wyoming that pervade my mind, esp when the vacation bug hits me. The music is lofty, open-sounding but not quite jazz (except that everything I write/play is tinged by jazz in some way.) I’ve busted a gut on this new music, and I have a new sound now that involves 5 different guitars through three amp, that’s working well and I am excited to test drive it around Montana. Please consider making the voyage to Georgetown Lake, concert begins at 4 PM in the little chapel.
St. Timothy’s Summer Music Festival
Sunday, July 8th
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
http://sttimothysmusic.org/
Tickets : http://sttimothysmusic.org/purchase-2018-tickets/

ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT SAFFRON TABLE

On Wednesday, July 11th at Saffron Table from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 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. The live music will be at the outside patio so if you make a reservation please mention you would like to sit outside to listen to the music. ! Please come out and enjoy the gorgeous Summer evening and delicious food! No Charge.
Saffron Table
Wednesday, July 11th
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
http://www.saffrontable.com/

ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT PLONK

On Wednesday, July 11th 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 are making exciting sounds! They might play some of their original tunes! Please come down to enjoy the music with glass of wine and delicious food! No Charge.
Plonk Wine Bozeman
Wednesday, July 11th
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
https://plonkwine.com/

JULY 11TH, 14TH & 16TH
JEREMY QUICK, BOB BOWMAN & JACK WALLER IN WHITEFISH & KALISPELL, MT

Guitarist Jeremy Quick, bassist Bob Bowman, and drummer Jack Waller are performing in Whitefish and Kalispell on July 11th, 14th, and 16th. Jeremy creates such positive and refined sounds. With heavy jazz veterans like Bob Bowman and Jack Waller it will be a promise of wonderful jazz nights!

ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT CAFE ZYDECO

There will be open jam session at Cafe Zydeco Bozeman on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. 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, July 12th
6:00 p.m. ~
http://www.cafezydeco.com/bozeman

JULY 12TH ALIVE AFTER 5 WITH JOHN ROBERTS Y PAN BLANCO IN BILLINGS

Join us for Alive After 5 at Walker’s on July 12! Outdoor live music in the street from John Roberts Y Pan Blanco. Admission with alcohol wrist bands is $2 for 21+. Admission is free for ages under 21! Come party with us and 3,000 of your closest friends on a Summer Thursday night!
American Grill & Tapas Bar Walkers
Thursday, July 12th
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/events/2138485983029693/

JULY 13TH JEREMY QUICK & BOB BOWMAN IN SWAN LAKE, MT

Jeremy Quick on guitar and Bob Bowman on bass are performing at The Laughing Horse Lodge, Swan Lake, MT on Friday, July 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The duo will make beautiful sounds at a cozy and rustic lodge located by Swan Lake, MT.
The Laughing Horse Lodge
Friday, July 13th
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
http://www.laughinghorselodge.com/

JULY 13TH BOZEMAN ART WALKS (EMERSON CULTURAL CENTER)

On Friday, July 13th Montana Manouche will be performing at Emerson Cultural Center for Art Walks.  The Art Walks occur on the 2nd Friday of the month; June through September and again for our “Winter” Art Walk in December from 6 to 8PM in Downtown Bozeman. The businesses and galleries generally feature artists’ openings and receptions during the event and often provide complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.
For more info : https://downtownbozeman.org/event/art-walks-in-downtown-bozeman-2018

JULY 18TH BOB BOWMAN & ERIK OLSON AT CIKAN HOUSE

If you are looking for quiet, intimate, and heart felt live jazz, this will be the one.  Pianist Erik Olson and bassist Bob Bowman will have a duo concert on Wednesday, July 18th at Cikan residence. Erik Olson from Billings has been playing all over in Montana as well as outside of the state with variety of musicians. Bob Bowman, a true jazz veteran, has been in a jazz scene nationally/internationally for over 40 years. Bob says he feels strong music bond with Erik. This will be the first time for them to play as duo at an intimate setting at Cikan residence and it will be FANTASTIC!!
Cikan House
Wedneday, July 18th
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Admission : $20.00 (student $10.00)
31 Hitching Post RD. Bozeman, MT.
Reservation : yaezo1027@gmail.com

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

Backburner Reunion on August 23rd at Rialto

BACKBURNER is a Bozeman, Montana-based poly-stylistic jazz quartet that has worked together for almost 20 years. During that time they recorded five CDs, all favorably reviewed by the, prestigious international jazz music magazine “Le Jazz Hot” [Paris]. The group was featured on season 1 of the 9-time Emmy Award winning Montana PBS-TV program “11th & Grant with Eric Funk” and is partly responsible for the creation of that series due to the powerful public response to the PBS Christmas Special “A Jazz Peace” in 2004. The group features Alan Fauque, saxophones, Eric Funk, piano, Eddie Tsuru, bass, and Mike Gillan, drums.
Rialto
Thursday, August 23rd 6:00 p.m. ~ / 9:00 p.m. ~
Tickets at Rialto : http://rialtobozeman.ticketfly.com/


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