I have been enjoying fantastic sounds by pianist Ben Markley, saxophonist Stephen Martin, drummer Brian Steever, and my wonderful husband and bassist Bob Bowman in Billings! They will have a house concert at Cikan House on Monday, September 9th. If you are around please join the band and experience their fantastic sounds!
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* Detail of these concerts can be changed due to artists/venues’ circumstances.

ON MONDAY, SEP 9TH BOWMAN / MARKLEY / MARTIN / STEEVER AT CIKAN HOUSE IN BOZEMAN

ON MONDAY, SEP 9TH 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/

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. 

HOUSE CONCERT W/ SUNDAE + MR. GOESSL IN BOZEMAN

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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ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT CRAFT LOCAL IN BILLINGS

Erik Olson, Parker Brown & Zach Paris LIVE at Craft Local

On Thursday, September 12th from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. pianist Erik Olson, Parker Brown on bass, and Zach Paris on drums will be making beautiful sounds at Craft Local. Please come down and enjoy the sounds by these wonderful musicians with delicious local beer/wine! No cover. 
Craft Local
2413 Montana Ave., Billings, Montana 59101
Thursday, September 12th 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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ON FRIDAY NIGHT DOWNTOWN BOZEMAN ART WALK

ON FRIDAY NIGHT DOWNTOWN BOZEMAN ART WALK

Art Walks occur on the second Friday of the month June through September from 6 to 8PM at art galleries and businesses displaying artwork located along Main Street and at the Emerson Center for Arts and Culture. The galleries feature artists’ openings and receptions and often provide hors d’oeuvres and complimentary refreshments. Also, keep an eye out for local musicians playing music as your stroll Main Street in Downtown Bozeman.
Montana Manouche will be playing outdoors, on the front lawn of the Emerson Cultural Center, if weather permits. Otherwise inside. And Rhythm and Ramble Quartet will be playing at Treeline Coffee Roasters Downtown. Please stop by to enjoy their music at the art walk!
Downtown Bozeman Art Walk
Down Town Bozeman, MT
Friday, September 13th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
https://downtownbozeman.org/event/art-walks-2019

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA IN BOZEMAN

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA - Frances Stewart on vocals, Bob Nell on piano, Mike Carey 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, September 13th Frances Stewart on vocals, Bob Nell on piano, and Mike Carey on bass will be making beautiful sounds! 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, September 13th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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SWINGING SEPTEMBER NIGHT IN BOZEMAN

SWINGING SEPTEMBER NIGHT

On Saturday, September 14th there will be Befrienders 1st annual decade dance party and fundraising event. Befrienders is a non-profit organization that provides companionship, support, and advocacy for the aging population throughout the Gallatin Valley. This event promises to be a night full of fun, including a live music by The Bridger Mountain Big Band, swing dance lessons from the MSU Swing Cats, 1930s appetizers, cash bar, and costumes. $30 Per Ticket or $50 Per Couple.
Swinging September Night at Bozeman Event Space
14 S Tracy, Bozeman, MT 59715
Saturday, September 14th 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 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 15th 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 - Sundae + Mr. Goessl

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 from Seattle Vintage Jazz Duo Sundae + Mr. Goessl will be performing! 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, September 15th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
https://walkersgrill.com/

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

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

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.


September 20th @ Belgrade Holiday Inn Express

Montana Jazz Collective Trio : Bob Britton on piano, Geno Kries on bass, Adam Greenberg on drums at 16th Annual Winefest, fundraiser hosted by Belgrade Community Library

September 20th @ Red Tractor Pizza

Alex Robilotta on guitar, Silas Stewart on vibraphone, Micheal Steele on bass, Josh Poole on drums

September 21st @ Cikan House

Silas Stewart on vibraphone, Craig Hall on guitar, Michael Steele on bass, Adam Greenberg on drums

September 26th @ Open Range

Craig Hall on guitar, Silas Stewart on vibraphone, Michael Steele on bass, Josh Poole on drums

September 27th @ Red Tractor Pizza

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

October 3rd @ Open Range

Michelle Manzo Cobb on vocals, Matt Ridgeway on keyboard, Bob Bowman on bass

October 4th @ Red Tractor Pizza

Montana Manouche

October 10th @ Open Range

Alex Robilotta on guitar, Eddie Tsuru on bass, Mike Gillan on drums

October 11th @ Red Tractor Pizza

Sundae + Mr. Goessl

October 18th @ Red Tractor Pizza

Alex Robilotta on guitar, Michael Steele on bass, Josh Poole on drums

October 24th @ Open Range

Michelle Manzo Cobb on vocals, Cheyenne John Henderson on keyboards, Bob Bowman on bass

October 25th @ Red Tractor Pizza

Alex Robilotta on guitar, Rob Kohler on bass, Mike Gillan on drums


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