We’ve had gusty days at Hebgen that completely buried our snowshoe tracks we’d made in last couple of months!
Lots of music happenings in this week. Personally, I am very looking forward to experiencing a concert by saxophonist Loren Stillman, bassist Bob Bowman, and guitarist Alex Nauman at Cikan House on Sunday, Jan 20th at 7PM. This will be a very sincere and inspiring concert!! Earlier on the 20th there will be a lecture by Zak Zakovi “Carving Stone: Zak Zakovi’s Journey” at Bozeman Public Library. Pianist Ann Tappan and vocalist/trombonist MJ Williams will open the lecture. Of course The Bridger Mountain Big Band will be playing at The Eagles!
* 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.

PINT FOR A CAUSE & SILENT AUCTION, PHS JAZZ ENSEMBLE

The National Association for Music Education has selected the Park High Jazz Ensemble to perform at the 2019 Northwest Division Conference in Portland, OR. A silent auction has been open on Facebook to support Park High Bands’ trip to Portland OR for the NAfME All-Northwest Conference, this February. The auction will be closed on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. so please bid on now!
There will be a concert by Park Hight Bands at Katabatic Brewing Company in Livingston. Come hear and support the PHS Jazz Ensemble and members of The FiVe performing from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Concert info : https://www.facebook.com/events/364577004370731/
Silent auction page : https://bit.ly/2SS7ntt
Katabatic Brewing Company
Tuesday, January 15th
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
http://www.katabaticbrewing.com
Silent Auction Closes Tuesday at 7:30pm

ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT PLONK

On Wednesday, March 27th from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Erik Olson on keys, Craig Hall on guitar, Bob Bowman on bass, and Brad Edwards on drums will be making fantastic sounds! Please come down to enjoy and support the live music with glass of wine and delicious food! No Charge.
Plonk Wine Bozeman
Wednesday, March 27th
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
https://plonkwine.com/

JAZZ/YOGA NIGHT HOSTED BY YOUR YOGA

Jazz/Yoga Night at Your Yoga is back for round two!! Both music and Yoga fans are encouraged to come experience how well these art forms work together!  Yoga will be instructed by Jake Fleming with live music performed by the John Swendseid band (John Swendseid on saxophone, Alex Robilotta on guitar, Eddie Tsuru on bass, and Alex Platt on drums) during the class.  The band will play saxophonist Bob Reynolds’s music.
Jake will teach about the correlations between music and yoga and play a few of his own instruments, while he guides you through an improvisational yoga experience!
Facebook event page : https://www.facebook.com/events/283822652317365/
You Yoga
Thursday, January 17th 7:30 p.m. ~
Admission : $10 / The class is limited to 40 participants
Please make reservations at http://www.youryogabozeman.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, March 22nd Alex Robilotta on guitar, Eddie Tsuru on bass, and Alex Platt on drums will be making excellent sounds!  Please come down and enjoy your Friday night with good live music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine!
Red Tractor pizza
Friday, March 22nd
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
http://www.redtractorpizza.com/

ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT WILD GINGER IN BILLINGS

On this Saturday, January 19th Alex Nauman on guitar, Bob Bowman on bass, and Brad Edwards on drums are making fun, exciting, and fantastic sounds at Wild Ginger in Billings! Please come down to enjoy wonderful night of music with exquisite Asian cuisine! No charge.
Wild Ginger
Saturday, January 19th
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
http://wildgingermt.com/

CARVING STONE: ZAK ZAKOVI’S JOURNEY
AT BOZEMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Pianist Ann Tappan and vocalist MJ Williams will open the first Library Lecture of 2019 featuring Zak Zakovi at Bozeman Public Library.
“Carving Stone: Zak Zakovi’s Journey” in the Large Meeting Room. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Music will be performed preceding the lecture, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Lecture begins promptly at 2:35 p.m.
Zak Zakovi, the author of Stone Journey, and books on leather working, home building and design is a native Montanan who has created original art in several mediums for his entire adult life, spanning 50+ years. This talk will examine the path Zak Zakovi chose as an Artist and Craftsman; including 30 images of six major sculpture projects, his training and inspiration, and his counsel for other artists.
Bozeman Public Library
Sunday, January 20th
Door open : 1:30 p.m. / Music : 2:00 p.m. / Lecture : 2:35 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
https://www.bozemanlibrary.org/

MAN CUBED :
STILLMAN / NAUMAN / BOWMAN

The trio, Loren Stillman on saxophone, Alex Nauman on guitar, and Bob Bowman on bass will be making exciting, spontaneous, and truly fantastic sounds at Cikan House on Sunday, January 20th where you can enjoy live music at intimate setting and friendly atmosphere.They are from different generations but sharing deep passion for music that you will feel it when you listen to them. If you appreciate something different and beautiful, please don’t miss this concert!
Cikan House
31 Hitching Post Road, Bozeman, MT
Sunday, January 20th
7:00 p.m. ~
Admission : $20.00 (student : $10.00)
BYOB Strongly recommended
Reservations : yaezo1027@gmail.com

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 globally including Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Carmen McRae, Frank Mantooth, 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/ )

Alex Nauman : At the crossroads of traditional jazz guitar, funk, and experimental improvising music stands a rising star shining brighter every day: Alex Nauman. Once this young guitarist, composer, arranger, songwriter, and educator starts putting those talents to work everyone begins to take notice.
People have been taking notice for quite some time now. Alex has been a regular player throughout the Rocky Mountain Gig circuit. He’s been an integral member of a long list of eclectic groups even before he could drive himself to gigs. Playing everything from straight-ahead Jazz, Bop, Funk, R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop, Big-Band Swing, Acoustic Bluegrass, and even a little country, its easy to see why Alex is considered one of the most talented & versatile Musicians around. (for more info : https://alexnaumanmusic.com/ )

ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE EAGLES THE BRIDGER MOUNTAIN BIG BAND

The Bridger Mountain Big Band or small combo 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, March 24th
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 Raphael Lopez Trio will be performing!! Please come down to enjoy the music with delicious food and drinks! No charge.
American Grill & Tapas Bar Walkers
Sunday, March 24th
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
http://walkersgrill.com/

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

January 23rd @ Bozeman Public Library

Django Reinhardt Birthday Celebration Concert – Montana Manouche

January 23rd @ Plonk

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

January 24th @ Cafe Zydeco

Jazz Jam Session

January 24th @ The Mint (Belgrade)

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

January 25th @ Red Tractor Pizza

Montana Manouche

January 30th @ Plonk

Jake Fleming on saxophone, Bob Bowman on bass, w/TBA

January 31st @ The Mint (Belgrade)

Way Station feat. Dan Bradner on guitar

February 1st @ Red Tractor Pizza

Bob Nell on piano and Bob Bowman on bass


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