October 27th was my birthday and  Bob has been spoiling me for over a week!
If you are around Bozeman on Sunday, Nov 4th, Bob Bowman on bass and Loren Stillman on saxophone will be making fantastic sounds at wonderful Cikan House! The concert is from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. See you there!
* 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 PLONK

On Wednesday, October 31st 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 performing at Plonk.  The band will play lots of their original tunes and maybe some spooky surprises! Yes, it is Halloween Night!  Please come down with/without fun costumes and enjoy the music with glass of wine and delicious food! No Charge.
Plonk Wine Bozeman
Wednesday, October 31st
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
https://plonkwine.com/

RYAN MATZINGER WITH SPECIAL GUEST ARTISTS FACULTY RECITAL
NOVEMBER 1ST @ RIALTO

MSU School of Music Director of Jazz Bands, Ryan Matzinger will perform with special guest artists, Stefan Karlsson on piano, Bob Bowman on bass, and Zach Harmon on drums. All of these jazz veterans have been working nationally/internationally and  they will definitely create great sounds together! So please don’t miss this opportunity to experience their music.  This special concert will take place on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the Rialto in Downtown Bozeman. Tickets are $15 General Admission. For more information and tickets please visit Rialto Bozeman ticket page.
Rialto
Thursday, November 1st
Door open 6:00 p.m.  / Show 7:30 p.m. ~
Tickets at Rialto : http://rialtobozeman.ticketfly.com/

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT UNCORKED WINE BAR IN LIVINGSTON

On this Friday, November 2nd 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, November 2nd
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 Friday Bob Nell on piano and Bob Bowman on bass will be making beautiful, wonderful sounds that you don’t want to miss! Please come down and enjoy your Friday night with good live music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine!
Red Tractor pizza
Friday, November 2nd
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
http://www.redtractorpizza.com/

LOREN STILLMAN & BOB BOWMAN DUET CONCERT @ CIKAN HOUSE

This duo will be making truly inspirational and truthful sounds! Saxophonist Loren Stillman and bassist Bob Bowman are having a duo concert at Cikan House on Sunday, November 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Bowman said “Looking forward very much to playing @ Cikans with Loren Stillman Sunday November 4 @ 5:00. Three days later he’s playing at SMALLS in NYC with his own band consisting of Steve Cardenas, Steve Swallow and Matt Wilson. All serious heavy hitters. That’s the caliber that Loren is and he lives in Montana! “
Admission $15.00 (students $5.00). BYOB!

Loren Stillman : The music of Brooklyn-based saxophonist and composer, Loren Stillman, has found acclaimed reviews in such publications as The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, Jazziz, Jazz Times, and National Public Radio, marking him as an innovative voice of modern jazz. With his training stemming from Lee Konitz and David Liebman to Harvey Pittel, Stillman has performed, recorded, and educated throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Alongside an impressive record of performances, recordings, and master-classes with his own ensembles, Stillman has performed and recorded alongside The Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra, Paul Motian Trio 2000+2, Carla Bley, John Abercrombie, Michael Formanek: Ensemble Kolassus, Ralph Alessi, Andy Milne’s DAPP Theory, Michele Rosewoman Quintessence, Tyshawn Sorey Oblique, Brad Shepik, Vic Juris and The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. (for more info : https://www.lorenstillman.com/ )

Bob Bowman : 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, Bill Mays, Clay Jenkins, Danny Embrey, Todd Strait, Bob Sheppard, Matt Otto, Rod Fleeman, John Stowell, Jerry Hahn, Bobby Watson and others. 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. (for more info : http://bobbowman-lownote.com/ )

Cikan House
31 Hitching Post Road, Bozeman, MT
Sunday, November 4th
5:00 p.m. ~ 6:30 p.m.
Admission : $15.00 (student : $5.00)
BYOB Strongly recommended
Reservations : yaezo1027@gmail.com

SWAMP DAWG AT BOZEMAN HOT SPRINGS ON SUNDAY NIGHT

Getting steamy on a Sunday night. Soak up some Swamp Dawg at the Bozeman Hot Springs. Free with admission or membership. Enjoy their Swampy Southern Soul and New Orleans style Fonk and Second Line!
Bozeman Hot Springs
Sunday, November 4th
7:00 p.m. ~ 10:00 p.m.
https://bozemanhotsprings.co/

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, November 4th
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. This week The Nauman-Hammond Project will be performing! Please come down to enjoy the music with delicious food and drinks! No charge.
American Grill & Tapas Bar Walkers
Sunday, November 4th
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
http://walkersgrill.com/

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

JAZZ/YOGA NIGHT HOSTED BY YOUR YOGA

On November 8th from 9:30-10:30pm come enjoy Jazz and Yoga Night hosted by Your Yoga! The Yoga session will be instructed by the one and only Jake Fleming along with background music from the John Swendseid Band : John Swendseid on sax, Alex Robilatta  on guitar, Sean Lehman on bass, and Alex Platt on drums. They will be performing music from the album Guitar Band by Bob Reynolds.
Both Music and Yoga fans are encouraged to come experience this wonderful night and see how well these art forms work together! If you’re looking for a great date night this is it! *In the event you aren’t interested in participating with the class you are more than welcome to sit on a mat and listen to the music!
Your Yoga Bozeman
Thursday, November 8th
9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Limited to 40 people, $10.00 admission
Yoga instructor: Jake Fleming
https://www.facebook.com/events/993944367457499/


BLACK MARKET TRUST AT THE STORY MANSION
NOVEMBER 9TH

The Black Market Trust is a five member jazz band based in Los Angeles. Since the 2012 release of their all instrumental debut album “The Black Market Trust,” a milestone in the genre of gypsy jazz, the band has gone on to record two more albums, maintain a busy touring schedule, and have their music featured on TV shows like the ABC television series “Happy Endings” and the Hulu original program “Casual.” The band features the Django Reinhardt inspired gypsy sound of acoustic instruments, and infuses classics from the Great American Songbook with intricate vocal harmonies inspired by The Beach Boys, and other artists influential to the group. Their sophomore album “II” featured a Top Ten hit on the Adult Contemporary charts, a signature version of “Route 66”.
Story Mansion
811 S Willson Ave, Bozeman, MT
Friday, November 9th
7:20 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Tickets available Cactus Record ( $23.00 – $24.00 )


2ND SATURDAY SWING DANCE

The next 2nd Saturday Swing Dance will be Nov 10th. Vintage style swing dancing plus lots of old school and new school swing and blues for your dancing and listening pleasure. There is a basic swing lesson at 7pm and DJ’ed music starts at 8pm with dancing going until 10:30pm.
$5 at the door. No partner or experience needed. Come to the Masonic Lodge Ballroom (14 S Tracy) and enjoy an evening of great music, fantastic people, and fun dancing!
Masonic Lodge Ballroom
14 S Tracy Ave, Bozeman, MT
Saturday, November 10th
7:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
https://www.bozemanswing.com/


November 7th @ Plonk

Craig Hall Quartet : Craig Hall on guitar, Silas Stewart on vibraphone, Michael Steele on bass, and Alex Platt on drums

November 7th @ Petroleum Club, Billings

Erik Olson on piano, and Bob Bowman on bass

November 9th @ Red Tractor Pizza

Luminous : Silas Stewart on vibraphone, Michael Steele on bass, and Josh Poole on drums

November 10th @ Wild Ginger, Billings

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

November 11th @ Walkers, Billings

Scott Jeppesen on saxophone, Erik Olson on keys, Bob Bowman on bass, and Roxanne Jeppesen on drums


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