Summer is a very busy season for local musicians and great time for jazz fans! This week Bite of Bozeman, Sweet Pea Festival, and SLAM are happening! Bob is playing with Krista Barnett and Jake Fleming at Red Tractor Pizza on this Friday then with David Morgenroth, an amazing pianist on Sunday, August 5th at Cikan House. If you are around Bozeman please come down and enjoy the music!
* 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.

LUNCH ON THE LAWN AT EMERSON

Join Emerson Center for Arts and Culture for FREE live music, local food, kids’ activities, and sunshine! On Wednesday, August 1st John Swendseid Quartet : John Swendseid on saxophone, Eddie Tsuru on bass, Alex Robilotta on guitar, and Alex Platt on drums.
FOOD VENDORS
Genuine Ice Cream – locally made ice cream and roasted nuts / Lotte Dogs – locally sourced hot dogs, chips, and drinks / Rancho Picante Bison Hut – local bison burgers, tacos, bratwurst, and sides / Totally Tasty Food Truck – sliders and assorted hot sandwiches organic and locally sourced
Emerson Center for Arts and Culture
Wednesday, August 1st
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1016325131877646/

ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1ST PLONK

There is NO live jazz at Plonk on Wednesday, August 1st

 ON THURSDAY BACKPACKERS BALL

Wilbur Rehmann Quartet will be playing with vocalist Sarah Elkins
The Backpacker’s Ball is an elegant evening in a spectacular setting – but leave your heels at home – this party welcomes your dusty hiking boots for the most magnificent celebration of the year for Glacier National Park.
Join us at the beautiful Dancing Spirit Ranch located between Columbia Falls and Whitefish with stunning views of Glacier’s peaks. Bring your appetite to feast on the locally sourced menu and wonderful wine and beer selections.
Wrap up the evening dancing to the live band as the sun sets and the stars begin to twinkle.
The Backpacker’s Ball is our signature event to support vital programs and projects in Glacier National Park, through your generous support. Your help makes it happen. Your purchase of tickets to the Backpacker’s Ball will directly fund park education, preservation, and research programs. Limited seating is available and this event sells out every year. Tickets are $150, are non-refundable but are transferable. Tickets are no longer available online. Please contact Linda Clark at 406.250.8031 to purchase tickets.
Backpacker’s Ball 2018
Thursday, August 2nd
5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
https://glacier.org/backpackers-ball/

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 August 3rd Krista Barnett on vocal, Jake Fleming on guitar/saxophone, and Bob Bowman on bass will be making sweet and lovely sounds for you! Enjoy your Friday night with good live music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine!
Red Tractor pizza
Friday, August 3rd
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
http://www.redtractorpizza.com/

MORGENROTH & BOWMAN CONCERT AT CIKAN HOUSE

Pianist David Morgenroth and bassist Bob Bowman will be making splendid music at Cikan house on Sunday, August 5th . They are virtuosi and true artists who have dedicated their lives to music and you will know when you listen to their sound.

David Morgenroth is among the rare breed of artists at home in both classical and jazz genres. He has performed with such jazz luminaries as Joe Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Lionel Hampton, Gary Peacock, Clark Terry, Bill Watrous, Toots Thielemans, Michael Brecker and Benny Golson. He has performed across the United States and Canada as well as in Europe and South America. After freelancing in Dallas, Phoenix and San Francisco, Mr. Morgenroth performed extensively in New York City as a chamber musician and jazz artist, while studying with famed pedagogue Sophia Rosoff and jazz great Fred Hersch. He holds graduate degrees in both classical piano and jazz studies from the University of North Texas.

Bob Bowman has performed with numbers of artists including Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Frank Mantooth, Carmen McRae, Freddie Hubbard, Bud Shank, Karrin Allyson, Dan Haerle, Steve Houghton, Steve Allee. Bob has toured around the world and been on many recordings that have won or been nominated for GRAMMY awards. While performing with these artists, he works with his own bands including the legendary Kansas City group, INTERSTRING and has also dedicated himself to jazz education. Bob now resides in Montana continuing to play and influence the music scene.

Cikan House
31 Hitching Post RD. Bozeman, MT
Sunday, August 5th
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Admission : $20.00 (student $10.00)
Reservations : yaezo1027@gmail.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, August 5th
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. Walkers features some of the very best jazz cats in the Rocky Mountain region and is well known for its depth of musicians. Please come down to enjoy the music with delicious food and drinks! No charge.
American Grill & Tapas Bar Walkers
Sunday, August 5th
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
http://walkersgrill.com/

AUGUST 5TH WILBUR REHMANN QUARTET

August 5 – Sunday – Moose Creek Cabin for the Discovery Foundation, 4 miles up Rimini Road at the base of McDonald Pass.  The road is now paved so come on up this Sunday and enjoy an nice outdoor jazz concert by the Wilbur Rehmann Quartet. 6:00p-8:00p, bring a camp chair or blanket and sit outside of a historic restored Forest Service cabin and listen to jazz.
Moose Creek Cabin
Sunday, August 5th
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

WILL BROWN TRIO AT CIKAN HOUSE

The Will Brown Trio is a New York City based group that blends standard jazz repitiore with jazz and folk inspired original compositions. Will seeks to combine the sounds of his upbringing with modern jazz harmony and rhythm. The trio features John Koozin on bass, Chris Garriga on drums, and Will Brown on saxophones. Will also will be performing at Walkers in Billings with his band on Sunday, August 12th.
Cikan House
31 Hitching Post RD. Bozeman, MT
Friday, August 10th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets : $20.00 (students $15.00)
Reservations : willbrownsounds@gmail.com

BOZEMAN SWING CLUB PRESENTS TUESDAY SWING SPECIAL

This special dance is going to be full of goodness with international swing musicians Jonathan Doyle and Jack Sanders plus Bob Bowman joining in the fun. We will have amazing music to swing to all night long!
A basic swing lesson from 6:30-7pm to help you get out on the dance floor. Live music with Jonathan Doyle on Sax and Clarinet, Jake Sanders on Guitar and Banjo, and local musician Bob Bowman is joining in on upright Bass. These amazing musicians will play from 8-10pm for all of our dancing pleasure.
Plus, there will be a performance from Cold Smoke Fight Club! Social Jams and other fun too!
$10 at the door. No partner or experience needed. Just bring your happy feet, some friends be sure to come and get in on this goodness!
Masonic Lodge
14 S Tracy Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715-4659
Tuesday, August 21st
6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tickets : $10.00 at the door
https://www.facebook.com/events/477168946029390/

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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