Bob will be playing with wonderful musicians from Sep 5th to 8th in Billings then on 9th at Cikan House in Bozeman. Ben Markley from Laramie, WY on piano, Stephen Martin from Kansas City, MO on saxophone, and Brian Steever also from Kansas City, KS on drums. Both Martin and Steever are two of the busiest jazz musicians in Kansas City area. Markley is an active performer in the Denver-metropolitan area and along the front range. Now he teaches at the University of Wyoming as as Director of Jazz Studies.
On September 17th Bob will join his old friend and great saxophonist Rob Scheps at Cikan House with drummer Adam Greenberg and pianist Cheyenne John Henderson. Please don’t miss these concerts!!!
* 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 DEVIL’S TOBOGGAN

ON TUESDAY NIGHT AT DEVIL’S TOBOGGAN - Rhythm & Ramble Quartet

On Tuesday, September 3rd join the Rhythm & Ramble Quartet for night of cocktails and dancing at the gloriously rakish Devil’s Toboggan. Tyler de Caussin on guitar, Colby Tinsley on reeds & voice, Alex Platt on drums, and Anna Hatcher on upright bass.Band starts at 6pm, and plays until 8pm. Free admission, but please support the bar to make live music possible!
Devil’s Toboggan
113 East Oak, Suite 2B (Cannery District) 
Tuesday, September 3rd 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
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SEP 5TH – 8TH BOWMAN / MARKLEY / MARTIN / STEEVER IN BILLINGS

If you are in Billings area on Sep 5th to 8th please don’t miss this amazing quartet! They will be playing at Craft Local on Thursday, Thirsty Street Brewery on Friday, Wild Ginger on Saturday, and Walkers on Sunday. The quartet consists of Bob Bowman from West Yellowstone, originally from Kansas City, MO on bass, Ben Markley from Laramie, WY on piano, Stephen Martin from Kansas City, MO on saxophone, and Brian Steever also from Kansas City, KS on drums. Both Martin and Steever are two of the busiest jazz musicians in Kansas City area. Markley is an active performer in the Denver-metropolitan area and along the front range. Now he teaches at the University of Wyoming as as Director of Jazz Studies. Bowman has played and recorded nationally/internationally with heavy jazz names. He has brought “best of the best” jazz musicians to Montana and many Billings jazz fans have seen his playing and love for music.
“This will be very adventurous and fun music.” ~ Bob Bowman

ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT VALHALLA MEADERY IN BOZEMAN

ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT VALHALLA MEADERY IN BOZEMAN - Silas Stewart and Michael Steele

On Thursday, September 5th Silas Stewart on vibraphone and Michael Steele on bass will be returning to Valhalla! The duo will play some of their original and jazz tunes. Please come and enjoy fresh sounds by these fine musicians with delicious mead and food! No music charge.
VALHALLA MEADERY
875 Bridger Drive Unit B, Bozeman, Montana 59715
Thursday, September 5th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT FOLLOW YER’ NOSE IN EMIGRANT

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT FOLLOW YER' NOSE IN EMIGRANT - Swamp Dawg

On Friday, September 6th will be Swamp Dawg’s final appearance of the season at Follow Yer Nose BBQ! Brews and blues, smoked meats and sweet beats. Second line with a glass of wine. One of Swamp Dawg’s favorite venues ever. Come join us and you’ll see why.
Great Views, Brews, and BBQ’s! Music is always free, y’all.
Follow Yer’ Nose BBQ
4 Overlook Rd, Emigrant, Montana 59027
Friday, September 6th 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT UNCORKED WINE BAR IN LIVINGSTON

On Friday, September 6th Montana Manouche will be playing at Uncorked Wine & Cheese Bar from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The band plays swinging instrumental Gypsy Jazz music in the style of Django Reinhardt. Please come down and  experience the music with top-notch wine, beer, soft drinks, cheese plates, and seasonal specials to tickle your tastebuds. No cover. Live music will be outside on the patio if the weather is nice. Otherwise inside.
Uncorked Wine & Cheese Bar in Livingston
212 W Park St Livingston, MT 59047
Friday, September 6th 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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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. hosted by Alex Robilotta! Please come down and enjoy your Friday night with good live music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine! For more information please check RTP’s event page.
Red Tractor pizza
1007 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
Friday, September 6th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

ON SUNDAY AT BOZEMAN HOT SPRINGS JOHN SWENDSEID GROUP

ON SUNDAY AT BOZEMAN HOT SPRINGS JOHN SWENDSEID GROUP

On Sunday, September 8th at Bozeman Hot Springs from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. John Swendseid Group will be performing! The band consists of John Swendseid on sax, Eddie Tsuru on bass, Alex Robilatta on guitar, and Chris Naro on drums. This quartet brings a groovy jazzy funk sound that any given audience can enjoy.
Bozeman Hot Springs
81123 Gallatin Rd. Bozeman, Montana 59718
Sunday, September 8th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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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, September 8th 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
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ON MONDAY, SEP 9TH BOWMAN / MARKLEY / MARTIN / STEEVER AT CIKAN HOUSE IN BOZEMAN

BOWMAN / MARKLEY / MARTIN / STEEVER AT CIKAN HOUSE IN BOZEMAN

“This will be very adventurous and fun music.” ~ Bowman.
Mark your calendar on Monday, September 9th! There will be a great live jazz at Cikan House by pianist Ben Markley from Laramie, WY, saxophonist Stephen Martin from Kansas City, MO, bassist Bob Bowman from West Yellowstone, originally from Kansas City, MO, and drummer Brian Steever from Kansas City, KS.  Please check their bios below and don’t miss this concert by excellent and very sincere musicians!
Cikan House
31 Hitching Post Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715-9241
Monday, September 9th 7:00 p.m. –
Admission : $20 (students / musicians $10)
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Reservations : yaezo1027@gmail.com

Ben Markley from Laramie, WY is a jazz pianist, has performed with Brian Lynch, Greg Osby, Eddie Henderson, Terell Stafford, George Garzone, and John Fedchock. Markley’s latest recording project is Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton (OA2 records). Markley, along with special guest trumpeter Terell Stafford, celebrates one of the more influential and beloved figures in jazz through this unique project, showcasing many of the late pianist and composer Cedar Walton’s most revered tunes through new arrangements for big band. Performing iconic compositions such as ‘Hindsight,’ ‘Bolivia,’ and ‘Holy Land,’ Markley brings together fellow faculty members from the University of Wyoming and top-flight Denver-area musicians to produce an honest and swinging recording that honors Cedar Walton while presenting his music in a bright new light. The album received great critical acclaim and was selected as one of the best 4 star rated albums of 2017 by DownBeat magazine. He is an active performer in the Denver-metropolitan area and along the front range. Now he teaches at the University of Wyoming as as Director of Jazz Studies.
https://benmarkleymusic.com

Stephen Martin currently based in Kansas City, MO has developed a personal sound on saxophone characterized by a relentless energy and particularly adventurous ideas. He is a highly emotional player, and the vibe of his music ranges widely from sensitive and inviting to thunderous and enraged – inspired by perhaps his deepest musical influence, John Coltrane. Martin’s debut album, Vision, was released on July 27th, 2018. It debuted in the top 40 of the iTunes Jazz Charts, and as an Amazon best-seller. Also he was named a finalist for the 2018 Carinthian International Jazz Award. Martin maintains a regular performance schedule, and is on faculty at The Conservatory of Music & Dance at The University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC). He contributes to a thriving, exceptional local music scene as well as performing throughout the country and abroad.
https://www.stephenmartinjazz.com/

Bob Bowman 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 dedicated himself to jazz education. Bob now resides in Montana continuing to play and influence the music scene.
http://bobbowman-lownote.com/

Brian Steever is a Kansas City-based drummer who brings a spark of imaginative propulsion and a lift of fluid motion to improvised music performances of all kinds. Artists from around the world, including Steve Cardenas, Bob Bowman, Addison Frei, Matt Otto, Hermon Mehari, Peter Schlamb, Deborah Brown, Danny Embrey, Eddie Moore, Jeff Harshbarger, Adam Larson, Brad Cox and Mike Metheny have added his sound and spirit to their ensembles over the years. As a constant rhythmic morale booster, Brian thrives on the endless search for new ways to lift an ensemble. 

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

HOUSE CONCERT W/ SUNDAE + MR. GOESSL 

HOUSE CONCERT W/ SUNDAE + MR. GOESSL

On Thursday, September 12th, Ray and Nancy Padilla are hosting a house concert at their home in south Bozeman, with the vintage jazz duo Sundae + Mr. Goessl. Doors open at 7:00. The concert begins at 7:30 and ends at 9:30. Seating is limited. Suggested donation is $15-20. For reservations call or text Nancy Padilla at 406-539-2203, with your name and number of seats requested. She’ll confirm and let you know the address and details.
House Concert w/ Sundae + Mr. Goessl
Thursday, September 12th 7:30 p.m. –
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ROB SCHEPS W/ BOB BOWMAN, CHEYENNE JOHN HENDERSON, ADAM GREENBERG AT CIKAN HOUSE IN BOZEMAN

ROB SCHEPS W/ BOB BOWMAN, CHEYENNE JOHN HENDERSON, ADAM GREENBERG AT CIKAN HOUSE IN BOZEMAN

Come to a special show on Sept. 17th at the Cikan house featuring saxophonist Rob Scheps on his first trip to Montana. Rob will be backed up by favorites Bob Bowman on bass, Cheyenne John Henderson on piano and Adam Greenberg on drums. Show time is 7pm. Tix $20. Please call (406)580-6020 to get your reservation now. Rob has played with a who’s who of the jazz world and you don’t want to miss this special concert!

“Rob Scheps is a reknowned artist with his own citation in The Encyclopedia of Jazz.  He has performed with legends such as Aretha Franklin, Buddy Rich, Gil Evans, and John Abercrombie.  He tours actively worldwide, and leads bands in New York, Seattle, Portland, Kansas City & Honolulu.”
https://www.robschepsmusic.com/

Cikan House
31 Hitching Post Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715-9241
Tuesday, September 17th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Admission : $20
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OPEN RANGE JAZZ NIGHT STARTS ON THU, SEP 19TH

On every Thursday from 9:00 – 11:00PM there will be live jazz at Open Range in Downtown Bozeman! The first jazz night will be on Thursday, September 19th with a jazz trio : guitarist Alex Nauman, bassist Bob Bowman, and drummer Brad Edwards. Nauman is one of the busiest guitarist in Billings area. He not only plays large variety of music but teaches music and organizes music events. Edwards is a jazz veteran from Billings and has played nationally/internationally. Bowman has toured around the world and been on many recordings that have won or been nominated for GRAMMY awards. He recently moved to West Yellowstone from Kansas City, MO where he was based for long time. They have played many times in Bozeman and Billings and it appears they never fail to fascinate audience with their sounds. Please come join them at Open Range on September 19th and support local jazz!!
Open Range
241 E Main St Bozeman, MT 59715
Thursday, September 19th 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.


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