April 17th is my wonderful husband and amazing bassist Bob Bowman’s birthday! He will be playing at Plonk on the day with Erik Olson on keys, Alex Nauman on guitar, and Brad Edwards on drums! Please join them to celebrate this beautiful man’s special day!
Also there will be a concert I am REALLY looking forward to at Cikan House on Easter Monday, April 22nd by drummer Pete Zimmer from New York, saxophonist Loren Stillman now lives in Missoula originally from Brooklyn and plays the area often, pianist Erik Olson from Billings, and bassist Bob Bowman from W. Yellowstone originally from Kansas City. This will be a great concert so please don’t miss it!
* 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 TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE DEVIL’S TOBOGGAN

Montana Manouche @ Devil's Toboggan

Join Montana Mnouche for Gypsy Jazz and American Swing in an elegant speakeasy! Here’s a quote from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle: “Behind an unmarked door in the Cannery District lies a world that harkens back to the days of flappers, moonshine and jazz clubs.” This lovely speakeasy-style venue welcomes dancers. No cover. *This event is 21+ Only
Devil’s Toboggan
113 East Oak, Suite 2B (Cannery District)
Tuesday, April 16th 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
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ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT PLONK

Alex Nauman on guitar, Erik Olson on keys, Bob Bowman on bass, Brad Edwards on drums @ Plonk Bozeman

On Wednesday, April 17th from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. will be more festive and maybe it can get even crazier (in an adult manner) than other Plonk jazz nights. Bassist Bob Bowman will be 66 years young on the day and he will be playing with these excellent musicians : guitarist Alex Nauman, pianist Erik Olson, and drummer Brad Edwards. If you are around Bozeman please come down to give him a warm hug and enjoy their fantastic sounds! No Charge.
Plonk Wine Bozeman
29 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
Wednesday, April 17th 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
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ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA

The Royal We Jazz Quintet 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, April 19th The Royal We Jazz Quintet, the band will be Quartet on the day, are performing! From Bozeman, MT featuring Anna Hatcher on bass, Austin Belluscio on kit, Colby Tinsley on tenor saxophone, and Seth Lowman on keys. Please come down and enjoy your Friday night with good live music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine!
Red Tractor pizza
1007 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
Friday, April 19th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT WILD GINGER IN BILLINGS

Matt Austin Group at Wild Ginger

On this Friday, April 19th Matt Austin Group will be performing at Wild Ginger in Billings. Matt Austin on saxophone, Raphael Lopez on guitar, Phil Griffin on bass, and Matt Devitt on drums will be making excellent sounds! Please come down to enjoy wonderful night of music with exquisite Asian cuisine! No charge.
Wild Ginger
2713 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101
Saturday, April 19th 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
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ZIMMER / OLSON / BOWMAN AT WILD GINGER IN BILLINGS

Pete Zimmer on drums, Erik Olson on keys, Bob Bowman on bass at Wild Ginger in Billings

On this Saturday, April 20th Pete Zimmer from New York on drums, Erik Olson on keys, and Bob Bowman on bass will be making absolutely fantastic sounds at Wild Ginger in Billings! Please come down to enjoy wonderful night of music with exquisite Asian cuisine! No charge.
Wild Ginger
2713 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101
Saturday, April 20th 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
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EASTER BRUNCH AT SEVA KITCHEN IN BILLINGS

Pete Zimmer on drums, Alex Nauman on guitar, Bob Bowman on bass at Seva Kitchen

Enjoy delicious brunch and live music at Seva Kitchen in Billings! Every Sunday the venue features local and traveling musicians from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This Sunday, April 21st Pete Zimmer from New York on drums, Alex Nauman on guitar, and Bob Bowman on bass will make your Easter Sunday Brunch fabulous! Easter Brunch time is 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Reservations are recommended.
Seva Kitchen
313 N Broadway, Billings, MT 59101
Sunday, April 21st 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
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ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE EAGLES THE BRIDGER MOUNTAIN BIG BAND

Bridger Mountain Big Band at The Eagles

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
316 E Main St Bozeman, Montana 59715
Sunday, April 21st 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/bozemaneagles326/

ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT WALKERS IN BILLINGS

Pete Zimmer on drums, Erik Olson on keys, Bob Bowman bass at Wallers Grill 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 Pete Zimmer on drums from New York, Erik Olson on keys, and Bob Bowman on bass will be making great sounds!! Please come down to enjoy the music with delicious food and drinks! No charge.
American Grill & Tapas Bar Walkers
2700 1st Ave N, Billings, Montana 59101
Sunday, March 24th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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ZIMMER / STILLMAN / OLSON / BOWMAN AT CIKAN HOUSE ON EASTER MONDAY

Pete Zimmer on drums, Loren Stillman on saxophone, Erik Olson on piano, and Bob Bowman on bass at Cikan House

Please don’t miss this concert! On Easter Monday, April 22nd these amazing musicians : drummer Pete Zimmer, saxophonist Loren Stillman, pianist Erik Olson, and bassist Bob Bowman will be making beautiful sounds at Cikan House where you can enjoy live music at intimate setting and friendly atmosphere. They are from different places and generations but sharing deep passion for music that you will feel it when you listen to them. 
Cikan House
31 Hitching Post Road, Bozeman, MT
Monday, April 22nd
7:00 p.m. ~
Admission : $20.00 (student : $10.00)
BYOB Strongly recommended
Reservations : yaezo1027@gmail.com
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Pete Zimmer : Drummer, Pete Zimmer has established himself as one of the top-call drummers in New York City’s jazz scene. Originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin, Zimmer has made his mark nationally and internationally as a versatile and articulate drummer, bandleader, sideman, composer, educator, and record label entrepreneur. Zimmer’s band has performed at many of the prominent jazz venues in New York City including: The Blue Note, Jazz Standard, Smoke Jazz Club, Smalls Jazz Club, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Birdland Jazz Club, The Kitano, Fat Cat, and Cornelia Street Café. Pete Zimmer is a highly regarded educator and clinician. He has presented clinics and masterclasses at many top collegiate jazz programs throughout the United States and United Kingdom. (for more info : http://www.petezimmer.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/ )

Erik Olson : A native of Powell, Wyoming, Erik Olson has been one of the busiest musicians in the Billings, MT music scene. His talents as a pianist, woodwind specialist, composer, and educator have kept him busy performing in the northwest region. Currently Erik plays in a number of well known Montana groups. He has also performed and recorded with various Country, Classical, Funk, Rock, R&B, Hip Hop, and Soul groups around the area. At 30 years old, Erik has performed with jazz legends Stefon Harris, Steve Turre, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Other notable artists that he has performed with include Nick Mancini, Ronnie Bedford, Kansas, Dave Pietro, and Eric Reed.

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/ )

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

CUBA NIGHTS AT THE MURRAY BAR IN LIVINGSTON

Cubongo at The Murray Bar in Livingston

Cubongo will be performing Cuban and Brazilian dance music at the Murray Bar in Livingston, Saturday April 27 from 9pm-1am. Styles of dance music include Cha Cha, Salsa, Bolero, Son Montuno, Mambo, Samba and Funky Samba. The mix includes slower tempo songs and varies with fast tempo Salsa and Samba. It’s a musical fix for all levels of dancers.
For this performance, Cubongo performs as a quartet; Silas Stewart-Vibraphone, Michael Steele-Upright and Electric Bass, Chris Naro-Drums and Percussion and Matt Ridgeway-Keyboards. 
Dr Cubongo says “Caribbean medicine is da answer! Papa Yo! Yuh waan flap a wing?”
The Murray Bar
201 W Park St, Livingston, Montana 59047
Saturday, April 27th 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
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MAY DAY CUT-A-RUG DANCE PARTY

MAY DAY CUT-A-RUG DANCE PARTY

It’s May Day! And we have some friends coming to town – Jake Sanders and Jonathan Doyle – will be playing some sweet, some hot, and be sure lots of fantastic music for our listening and dancing pleasure!
Live Music will start at 7:15pm and play until 10pm. It’s $10 for this goodness. Everyone welcome so bring friends!
Rocky Mountain Rug Gallery
201 E Main St, Bozeman, Montana 59715
Wednesday, May 1st 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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ALL FOR ONE, ART FOR ALL! GBGV SHOWCASE OF ART & CULTURE

All for one, ART for all! GBGV showcase of art & culture

Thursday, May 2 | 6pm
Facebook Live Stream | Emerson Crawford Theater
Get ready for an evening of music, theater, dance, art, and awareness as TEN great non-profit organizations come together for a live-stream showcase of the amazing arts and culture resources in our community. We invite you join us as we celebrate and support each other during Give Big Gallatin Valley.
Thursday evening, each of the following organizations will step into the spotlight on the Emerson’s Crawford Stage to share the best of what they do with you!
PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATONS
Bozeman Actors Theatre, Bozeman Symphony, Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture, Gallatin Art Crossing, HAVEN, Mountain Air Dance, Open Door Theatre, S.L.A.M. Festivals, Sweet Pea Festival, Verge Theater
SPECIAL GUESTS
Raison D’ê¬tre Dance Project, Swamp Dawg, The Compassion Project
Emerson Center for Arts and Culture
111 S Grand Ave, Bozeman, Montana 59715
Thursday, May 2nd 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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JOHN ROBERTS Y PAN BLANCO LIVE IN HELENA

JOHN ROBERTS Y PAN BLANCO LIVE IN CONCERT

If you are around Helena on Friday, May 3rd John Roberts y Pan Blanco will be playing at Lewis & Clark Tap Room from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.! New Danzons, Descargas, Salsa and Soul tunes for the dancers and everyone else! Please come to dance and enjoy their fantastic sounds with great beer. $5 Cover at the door.
Lewis & Clark Tap Room
1517 Dodge Ave, Helena, Montana 59601
Friday, May 3rd 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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April 24th @ Plonk

Cheyenne John-Henderson on keys, Bob Bowman on bass, Alex Platt on drums

April 26th @ Red Tractor Pizza

Alex Robilotta on guitar, Eddie Tsuru on bass, and Alex Platt on drums


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