Bob and I have been visiting the Midwest. Bob played couple of gigs with Bill Mays and Todd Strait. Then more gigs with Roger Wilder, Matt Otto, Peter Schlamb, John Kizilarmut, Brian Steever, and Justin Binek. I loved their sounds also how they respect each other so much! Hopefully there will be more opportunities for Montana jazz fans to experience their music as some of them have visited Montana and willing to come back!
* 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 CIKAN HOUSE
WAYNE HORVITZ TRIO/THE SNOWGHOST SESSIONS WITH SPECIAL GUEST NAOMI SIEGEL

Wayne Horvitz, piano, Hammond B-3, Wurlitzer Electric Piano
Recipient of the 2016 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, composer Wayne Horvitz own ensembles include The Snowghost Trio, Sweeter Than the Day, and the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble. Mr. Horvitz’s commissioners include The Kitchen, The Seattle Symphony, Kronos, BAM, New World Records, The Flynn Theater, and Vienna Jazz. He has received 3 MAP Fund awards, the NEA American Masterpiece Award, 3 Artist Trusts fellowships and more. As a collaborator or producer, he has worked with Bill Frisell, Robin Holcomb, Butch Morris, Bobby Previte, George Lewis, Reggie Watts, John Zorn (Naked City etc.), World Saxophone Quartet, Fontella Bass, John Adams, and Eddie Palmieri. Collaborators in theater, dance and film include Carey Perloff, Bill Irwin, Gus Van Sant, Paul Taylor and Paul Magid. http://www.waynehorvitz.com/

“there’s nobody else out there I hear even attempting to cover some kind of similar range, and do it so convincingly” — All About Jazz

Eric Eagle, drums and percussion
Seattle’s first call drummer, Mr. Eagle has recorded with Jesse Sykes, Amy Ray, Wayne Horvitz, Mark Pickeral, Danny Newcomb, Dave Peck, and produced records with The Westerlies, Naomi Siegel, and  The Seattle Symphony (featuring Bill Frisell) and others.

Geoff Harper, contrabass
has recorded and performed with, among others, Julian Priester, Evyind Kang, Timothy Young, Gary Bartz, Wayne Horvitz, BeBop and Destruction, Matt Cameron, Thomas Marriott and Stone Gossard.

Naomi Siegel, trombone
Trombonist, composer, and educator Naomi Siegel creates work geared towards authentic expression and honest connection. A winner of an Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award, her poignant trombone playing is changing the way the instrument is heard and viewed. She is a dedicated advocate for intersectional gender justice in jazz and music settings, especially educational institutions. She is one half of the folk/punk/jazz duo Syrinx Effect, a member of Wayne Horvitz’s Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble and an active collaborator in the Missoula and Seattle music scenes, performing regionally and internationally. She is also the Founding Artistic Director of Lakebottom Sound, a non-profit dedicated to enriching Missoula’s music scene by supporting positive environments for live music, music education, and music collaboration.

Cikan House
31 Hitching Post Road, Bozeman, MT
Wednesday, October 3rd
7:00 p.m. ~
Admission : $20.00
Reservations : info@waynehorvitz.com

ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT PLONK

Hear The Ridgeway Collective (Matt Ridgeway, keyboards, Garrett Stannard, drums, John Morford, electric bass and Craig Hall, guitar) on Wednesday, October 3rd from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. They will be playing Latin, jazz and funk standards and originals! Please come down to enjoy the music and support local musicians with glass of wine and delicious food! No Charge.
Plonk Wine Bozeman
Wednesday, October 3rd
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
https://plonkwine.com/

PEARL DJANGO @ STORY HILL MANSION

Tickets are now on sale for Bozeman Folklore Society Presents Pearl Django. You won’t want to miss this great concert, on Thursday, October 4th at the Story Mansion.
Pearl Django : With more than twenty years of performing Pearl Django continues to be one of America’s most respected and busiest Hot Club style groups. Though still strongly influenced by the music of Django Reinhardt, Pearl Django’s repertoire now includes many original compositions. Their music reaches out across the divides of taste to a wide variety of audiences. The band’s fervent followers include Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli fans, guitar enthusiasts (and guitarists!), lovers of string music, including bluegrass devotees, who relish nimble, clean, intricate picking, “world music” fans drawn to French and Gypsy accents, plus jazz buffs and aficionados of the new swing music. Transcending simple categorization, Pearl Django packs in enthusiastic audiences at dancehalls and nightclubs, at folk music festivals and jazz festivals alike.
Story Mansion
Thursday, October 4th
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
$22.50 in store (online sales subject to $1 convenience fee)
Info and tickets: https://cactusrecords.net/events/pearl-django/

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, October 4th
6:00 p.m. ~
http://www.cafezydeco.com/bozeman

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT UNCORKED WINE BAR IN LIVINGSTON

On this Friday, October 5th at Uncorked Wine and Cheese Bar through 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 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. A lovely place for Gypsy Jazz, with tasty treats and beverages!
Uncorked Wine & Cheese Bar in Livingston
Friday, October 5th
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
http://thegourmetcellar.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.  This week David Charles on keys, Eddie Tsuru on bass, and Josh Poole on drums will be performing! Please come down and enjoy your Friday night with good live music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine!
Red Tractor pizza
Friday, October 5th
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, October 7th
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 Sunday, October 7th Kristen Estelle and the Heartstrings from NY will be playing! Please come down to enjoy the music with delicious food and drinks! No charge.
American Grill & Tapas Bar Walkers
Sunday, October 7th
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
http://walkersgrill.com/

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

BIG SKY GYPSY JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018

The 2nd Annual Big Sky Gypsy Jazz Festival is almost here! This two day community-building music festival brings together the premier hot swing and jazz manouche bands throughout the Northern Rocky Mountain region! Thanks to our amazing sponsors, this year’s festival includes the legendary Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo duo headlining our Friday night concert!!!
Tickets are on sale now at https://bigskygypsyjazzfestival.ticketleap.com/
Festival Schedule (subject to change):
Friday, Oct 12
Friday Night Oct 12:  Babcock Theatre:
6pm Montana Manouche (Bozeman)
7pm Cottonwood Club (Helena)
8pm Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo (NYC)
Afterhours Jam session at Walkers grill (two block walk from the theatre) – 9pm

Saturday, Oct 13
Saturday Morning Festival All-Star Brunch Jam at The Sassy Biscuit! 10am
Saturday Night Oct 13th:  Craft Local
5pm Route 66 (Lovell WY)
6pm Big Sky Hot Club (Flathead Valley)
7pm Rimrock Hot Club (Billings)
8pm Night Blooming Jasmine (Missoula)
9pm~   After-hours jam sessions

SQUIRE HOUSE JAZZ SERIES
EDEN ATWOOD / CRAIG HALL / BOB BOWMAN / ADAM GREENBERG

Squire House Bozeman will host another wonderful concert! Singer Eden Atwood with Craig Hall on guitar, Bob Bowman on bass, and Adam Greenberg on drums will be performing on Sunday, October 21st from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Dinner reservations recommended to secure tables. More details will be posted later!
Squire House (Bozeman)
Sunday, October 21st
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Make dinner reservations, too (optional) for around 6:00 p.m. Call Squire House : (406) 577-2773


October 10th @ Plonk

Montana Manouche

October 12th @ Red Tractor Pizza

Eric Funk on keys, Alex Robilotta on guitar, Eddie Tsuru on bass, Mike Gillan on drums

October 17th @ Plonk

Bob Bowman on bass, Alex Nauman on guitar, Brad Edwards on drums

October 18th @ The Mint (Belgrade)

Alex Robilotta on guitar, Eddie Tsuru on bass, Adam Greenberg on drums

October 19th @ Red Tractor Pizza

Luminous (Silas Stewart on vibraphone, Michael Steele on bass, Josh Poole on drums)

October 24th @ Plonk

No Live Music

October 26th @ Red Tractor Pizza

Alex Robilotta on guitar, Silas Stewart on vibraphone, Eddie Tsuru on bass, Alex Platt on drums


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