Great news! These truly amazing musicians will have a concert at Cikan House on Monday, June 17th. Guitarist John Stowell, vibraphonist Peter Schlamb, and bassist Bob Bowman! I guarantee the music will be absolutely beautiful. I will put detail on next newsletter but right now please mark your calendar. I am so excited!!!
* 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

Join Montana Mnouche for Gypsy Jazz and American Swing at Devil’s Toboggan! An elegant 1930-style speakeasy lends the perfect ambiance for the band’s music. Feel free to dress vintage, you’ll fit right in! Delicious hand-crafted cocktails and tapas served. Dancers welcome! No cover. *This event is 21+ Only
Devil’s Toboggan
113 East Oak, Suite 2B (Cannery District) 
Tuesday, May 21st 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
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ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT PLONK

ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT PLONK - Bob Bowman on bass, Brad Edwards on drums, and Alex Nauman on guitar

On Wednesday, May 22nd from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Alex Nauman on guitar, Bob Bowman on bass, and Brad Edwards on drums will be making fun, exciting, and beautiful sounds! Please come down to enjoy the music with glass of wine and delicious food! No Charge.
Plonk Wine Bozeman
29 E Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
Wednesday, May 22nd 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
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JAZZ JAM AT YVB IN BILLINGS

JAZZ JAM AT YVB

There will be Jazz Jam at Yellowstone Valley Brewing in Billings on Thursday, May 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tickets : $5.00
Yellowstone Valley Brewing
2123 1st Avenue North Suite B, Billings, Montana 59101
Thursday, May 23rd 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA - Scott Jeppesen on saxophone and Bob Bowman on bass

Every Friday, there is a Jazz Night at Red Tractor Pizza in Bozeman from 7:00p.m. to 9:00 p.m. On this Friday, May 24th Scott Jeppesen on saxophone and Bob Bowman on bass will be performing and it will be amazing music! 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, May 24th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT WILD GINGER IN BILLINGS

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT WILD GINGER IN BILLINGS

On this Friday, May 24th from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Alex Nauman on guitar, Brad Edwards on drums, Mark Bryan on Bass, and Matt Austin on saxophone will be making wonderful sounds! Please come down to enjoy wonderful night of music with exquisite Asian cuisine! No charge.
Wild Ginger
2713 Montana Ave, Billings, MT 59101
Friday, May 24th 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
http://wildgingermt.com/

ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA

The John Swendseid Group will be performing at Red Tractor Pizza on May 25th from 6:30p.m. – 9:30 p.m., playing music written by the great Bob Reynolds (he plays with Snarky puppy and John Mayer). The band will consist of Alex Robilatta on Guitar, Eddie Tsuru on Bass, Michael Gillan on the Drums, and John Swendseid on Tenor Saxophone! Come out and enjoy some great food, great drink, and good music.
Red Tractor pizza
1007 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
Saturday, May 25th 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
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CUBA NIGHTS AT THE MURRAY BAR IN LIVINGSTON

CUBA NIGHTS AT THE MURRAY BAR IN LIVINGSTON - Cubongo

Cubongo will be performing Cuban and Brazilian dance music at the Murray Bar in Livingston, Saturday May 25th 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 features singer Michelle Manzo with Matt Ridgeway on keyboard, Jake Fleming on saxophone, Michael Steele on Upright/ Electric Bass, Chris Naro on Drums.
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, May 25th 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
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ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE EAGLES THE BRIDGER MOUNTAIN BIG BAND

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/.
Bozeman Eagles Club & Ballroom
16 E Main St, Bozeman, Montana 59715
Sunday, May 19th 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
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ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT WALKERS IN BILLINGS

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 making fabulous 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, May 26th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
https://walkersgrill.com/

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

MICHELLE MANZO COBB WITH BOB BOWMAN, CHEYENNE JOHN-HENDERSON, AND ALEX PLATT AT CIKAN HOUSE

On Tuesday, May 28th, a very special concert will be held at the Cikan’s residence! We are welcoming a new jazz singer to our community, the wonderful Michelle Manzo Cobb! If you haven’t heard her, check her out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nLIw3X0Qgk.
Seating is limited, and reservations are highly encouraged. You can RSVP to the event by emailing plattalex@gmail.com.
Cikan House
31 Hitching Post Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715-9241
Tuesday, May 28th 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Tickets : $20 at the door
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Here’s our lineup for the evening!
An acclaimed vocalist dedicated to jazz, Michelle Manzo Cobb puts her heart in everything she sings. She believes improvisation is not just a technique but a way of life. Originally from Miami, FL she moved to New York to further her music studies and began performing with Les Paul, Gene Bertoncini, Ray Santos and Victor Jones. Among the countless music endeavors she embraced there, she also dazzled audiences in the far East. She has performed in Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Now based in Bozeman, she looks forward to exploring all the music it has to offer. 

Bob Bowman (West Yellowstone/Kansas City) has performed with numbers of artists including Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Frank Mantooth, Carmen McRae, Pat Coil, Freddie Hubbard, Bud Shank, Ed Soph, Karrin Allyson, Dan Haerle, Steve Houghton, Steve Allee, Bill Mays, Clay Jenkins, Danny Embrey, Todd Strait, Loren Stillman, 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 BOWDOG. Also he has also dedicated himself to jazz education. Bob now resides in Montana continuing to play and influence the music scene.

Cheyenne John-Henderson studied jazz piano and ethnomusicology at the University of California, Los Angeles and completed his master’s degree in composition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He has composed music for a variety of settings from mobile video games to jazz ensembles. As a performer he has performed in numerous jazz groups and extensively as a soloist as well. He began teaching at MSU-Bozeman in 2016.

Alex Platt began playing the drums at the age of 10, began performing at the age of 13, and received his degree in jazz from the California Institute of the Arts. He has performed and/or recorded with jazz artists such as Alice Coltrane, Oranyon Coltrane, Jack Walrath, Larry Koonse, and Brad Rabuchin; as well as country artist Stephanie Quayle, soul/funk impresario Big Joe Hurt, Persian legends Bahram Bajelan and Mehrdad Arbifarb, Jake Faulkner and Zac Sokolow of The Americans, and many others. He also is part of the rotating faculty at the Stanford Jazz Workshop. After many years in Los Angeles, he has returned to Bozeman and continues to perform, teach, and produce music. 


NAOMI MOON SIEGEL QUINTET – CIKAN HOUSE, BOZEMAN

NAOMI MOON SIEGEL QUINTET - CIKAN HOUSE, BOZEMAN

Naomi Moon Siegel – “a trombonist and composer of great style and distinction” (Earshot Jazz) – celebrates her new album release with a concert of all original music with her Seattle quintet featuring Wayne Horvitz on piano, Sean Woolstenhulme on guitar, Geoff Harper on bass and Chris Icasiano on drums.
A winner of an Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award and recent inductee into the Missoula Jazz & Blues Society Hall of Fame, her expressive trombone playing is changing the way the trombone is heard and viewed. Fusing folk melodies with fantastical soundscapes and circular grooves, she is a model of creative self-expression inspired by the jazz tradition.
naomimoonsiegel.com
Cikan House
31 Hitching Post Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715-9241
Friday, June 14th 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
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May 29th @ Plonk

Montana Manouche

May 31st @ Red Tractor Pizza

Luminous


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