Bob and I are in Mitchell, SD for Palace City Jazz Festival.
We made a short trip to Kansas City, MO for Bob’s gigs before we drove to Michell. The time was very short but I had a great time listening and meeting KC’s wonderful musicians!
For Plonk jazz regulars : There is NO Wednesday Jazz on Feb 13th. They are having Montana Manouche on Thursday, Valentine’s Day special dinner. So if you haven’t made a romantic dinner with your partner yet, this will be a sweet option!
* 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.

PLONK VALENTINE’S DAY 2019

Celebrate You + Me. Thursday, FEB 14th. Four lovely, handcrafted courses, full menu below, $70 per person. With musical guests Montana Manouche, an intimate evening of live jazz perfect for “I Love You.” RESERVE online with john@plonkwine.com.

The Evening’s Menu:
FIRST
Half shell oyster, toasted seaweed yuzu citrus vinegar mignonette. 
SECOND
Butter lettuce, violet flowers, nasturtium, dill crème fraîche dressing, toasted long pepper, egg mimosa.
THIRD
Sherry glazed prawns, pistachio crusted pork tenderloin, vanilla beet puree, roasted red radish, braised greens, pickled green peppercorn cream.
FOURTH
Red beet velvet cake, huckleberry mascarpone mousse, black fennel ice cream, blood orange huckleberry syrup, black pepper candied walnuts.
Facebook Event Page : https://www.facebook.com/events/747461805640746/

PHIL AABERG AND JENI FLEMING

Grammy and Emmy nominated composer & pianist Phil Aaberg, and Montana’s beloved vocalist Jeni Fleming join musical forces in creating what will no doubt be an incredibly special and memorable night. 
Facebook Event Page :
https://www.facebook.com/events/2064174647000610/
For more about Phil Aaberg:
https://www.sweetgrassmusic.com/about-us/
For more about Jeni Fleming:
http://jenifleming.com/bio/
Cikan House
31 Hitching Post Rd. Bozeman, MT
Thursday and Saturday, Feb. 14 & 16
Doors 7:30pm, Concert 8:00pm
TICKETS: $25 nonrefundable, nonexchangeable
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4045732
1-800-838-3006

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, February 15th The Royal We Jazz Quintet 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, February 15th
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
http://www.redtractorpizza.com/

ON FEBRUARY 15TH AT THE RED ROOM (LATITUDE 48) IN WHITEFISH

On this Friday, February 15th at The Red Room, basement of restaurant Latitude 48 in Whitefish will have wonderful duo. Jeremy Quick on guitar and Bob Bowman on bass. Their warm and positive sounds will make you smile! Music start at 6:30 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. No charge.
The Red Room
Friday, February 15th
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
https://www.latitude48bistro.com/

ON FEBRUARY 15TH AT BENNY’S BISTRO IN HELENA

Take the chill off of winter by coming inside to listen to Wilbur Rehmann, saxophone and Ann Tappan, piano at Benny’s Bistro, Friday, February 15th,  Celebrate with your sweetheart or your best friend especially if that’s the same person!  They will be playing songs from the classic American songbook with ballads and swing galore, great music, food, wine and desserts at Benny’s.
Benny’s Bistro
Friday, February 15th
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
http://bennysbistro.com/

ON FEBRUARY 16TH AT BUTTE BIG BAND DINNER AND DANCE IN HELENA


Full 18 piece band with vocalist will fill the room with beautiful sound, sure to get you out on the dance floor to swing! Buffet dinner and non-alcoholic beverages included with each admission. Beer and wine available for purchase.
Tickets on sale at Staggering Ox in back at the Red Atlas Beverage House, or order by phone Tuesday through Friday, 11am-1pm, with credit card. Advance purchase price $50 for 2 tickets or $30 for 1 ticket. Day of show (if available) will be $60/2 or $35/1…but hurry! This show sold out last time we hosted it in 2016.
Staggering Ox
Saturday, February 16th
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Facebook Event Page : https://www.facebook.com/events/2245793902359066/

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, February 17th
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 Brennan Baglio Quartet will be playing! Please come down to enjoy the music with delicious food and drinks! No charge.
American Grill & Tapas Bar Walkers
Sunday, February 17th
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
http://walkersgrill.com/

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

KRISTIN KORB, HALL, OLSON AT THE ELLEN

Billings-born Kristin Korb has developed a world-wide reputation for her clever arrangements of jazz standards that she sings while playing upright bass. With several CD’s under her belt, including one on the prestigious Telarc label with The Ray Brown Trio, she now lives in Europe but in early March will tour Montana with guitarist Craig Hall and pianist Erik Olson. Catch them Sunday, March 3 at The Ellen Theatre, tix $19 at TheEllenTheatre.org. For more info about her tour in Montana area please check https://kristinkorb.com/tour/ .
The Ellen Theatre
March 3rd, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30p.m.
http://theellentheatre.com/
Facebook event page


February 20th @ Plonk

Erik Olson on keys, Bob Bowman on bass, and Brad Edwards on drums

February 22nd @ Red Tractor Pizza

Alex Robilotta on guitar, David Charles on piano, Mike Carey on bass

February 24th @ Walkers (Billings)

Rimrock Hot Club


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