Hope you are enjoying a gorgeous summer of Montana. Bob and I will be in Whitefish and Kalispell area this week to play with guitarist Jeremy Quick and drummer Jack Waller. If you know anyone who likes jazz in the area please pass it on!
* 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 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 will play new original and modern jazz 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. This Thursday the 12th we are excited to feature special guests playing in the core band: Sean Lehmann on bass, and Josh Poole on drums! Silas Stewart (vibes) and John Swendseid (sax) will be holding down the fort as usual! 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/

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 July 13th Alex Robilotta on guitar, Eddie Tsuru on bass, Josh Poole on drums will be making great sounds! Enjoy your Friday night with good live music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine!
Red Tractor pizza
Friday, July 13th
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
http://www.redtractorpizza.com/

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

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, July 15th
7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/bozemaneagles326/

ON SATURDAY & 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. Walkers features some of the very best jazz cats in the Rocky Mountain region and is well known for its depth of musicians. This Sunday, July 15th Scott Jeppesen Quartet will be playing! Please come down to enjoy the music with delicious food and drinks! No charge.
American Grill & Tapas Bar Walkers
Sunday, July 15th
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
http://walkersgrill.com/

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

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

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/

July 18th @ Plonk & July 20th @ Red Tractor Pizza
Montana Manouche

July 25th @ Saffron Table
Skylark : Krista Barnett on vocal, Craig Hall on guitar, Bob Bowman on bass

July 25th @ Plonk
Luminous : Silas Stewart on vibraphone, Michael Steele on bass, Josh Poole on drums

July 27th @ Red Tractor Pizza
Silas Stewart on vibraphone, Sam White on saxophone, Bob Bowman on bass, Alex Platt on drums


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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