This week we have some exciting music events among fantastic regular jazz happenings!
A wonderful saxophonist Rob Scheps will be performing at Cikan House with Cheyenne John Henderson on piano,  Bob Bowman on bass, and Adam Greenberg on drums on Tuesday, Sep 17th.
On Thursday, Sep 19th please join us to celebrate the new start of jazz nights at Open Range in Bozeman!
Vibraphonist Silas Stewart will move to Philadelphia to pursue his music career and he will have a concert at Cikan House on 21st with Craig Hall, Michael Steele, and Adam Greenberg. So please come to celebrate his news start!
* 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

On Tuesday, September 17th 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)  Bozeman, MT
Tuesday, September 17th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 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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ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT CRAFT LOCAL IN BILLINGS

On Thursday, September 19th from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Jeff Long will be playing with Robin Martinez, Raphael Lopez, and Matt Devitt at Craft Local. They will play jazz standards and Jeff’s original music! Please come down and enjoy for local art, local music, local brews at Craft Local! No cover. 
Craft Local
2413 Montana Ave., Billings, MT 59101
Thursday, September 19th 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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JAZZ NIGHT STARTS ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT OPEN RANGE IN BOZEMAN!

OPEN RANGE JAZZ NIGHT STARTS ON THURSDAY NIGHT! - guitarist Alex Nauman, bassist Bob Bowman, and drummer Brad Edwards

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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ANNUAL WINEFEST & KISS THE PIG EVENT TO BENEFIT BELGRADE LIBRARY

Don’t miss the 16th Annual Winefest also “Swinefest” on September 20th at the Belgrade Holiday Inn Express!
Prominent public figures are prepared to pucker up at the first ever “Kiss the Pig” event to benefit the Belgrade Library on Sept. 20. The spirited “Swinefest” contest will be part of this year’s “Winefest,” an annual fund-raiser hosted by the Belgrade Community Library Foundation. There will be Silent Auction, Live Auction, Live Music, Games, Kiss the Pig, Food, and Wine! The live music by Montana Jazz Collective Trio : Bob Britton on piano, Geno Kries on bass, Adam Greenberg on drums. Tickets for the “Winefest/Swinefest” can be purchased at the Belgrade Library for $30 apiece, or $50 for a couple. Tickets also will be available at the door the night of the event for $35 or $60 for two.

16th Annual Winefest at Belgrade Holiday Inn Express
Friday, September 20th, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
For more info please contact Belgrade Public Library :
Tel : (406) 388-4346 / www.belgradelibrary.org

ON FRIDAY EVENING AT THISTY STREET BREWING COMPANY IN BILLINGS

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THISTY STREET BREWING COMPANY IN BILLINGS - Alex on The Patio

On this Friday, September 20th guitarist Alex Nauman brings two hours of solo guitar to the Thirsty Street Patio! Come sip a delicious beer while enjoying Alex’s unique and humorous twist on standard jazz repertoire of the past 100 years. 5pm-7pm, No Cover, All Ages!
Thirsty Street Brewing Company
3008 1st Ave N, Billings, MT 59101
Friday, September 20th 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA IN BOZEMAN

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA IN BOZEMAN - Alex Robilotta on guitar, Silas Stewart on vibraphone, Michael Steele on bass, and Josh Poole on drums

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 20th Alex Robilotta on guitar, Silas Stewart on vibraphone, Michael Steele on bass, and Josh Poole on drums will be making fantastic 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 20th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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SATURDAY JAZZ BRUNCH AT SASSY BISCUIT IN BILLINGS

SATURDAY JAZZ BRUNCH AT SASSY BISCUIT IN BILLINGS - Alex Nauman Trio

Brunch Jazz with The Alex Nauman Trio at The Sassy Biscuit. Alex Nauman on guitar, Erik Gothberg on bass, Brad Edwards on drums. A delicious combination of swinging standards and soul food brunch! 10am-1pm.  No Cover, All Ages.
The Sassy Biscuit Co.
115 N 29th St, Billings, MT 59101
Saturday, September 21st 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
https://www.thesassybiscuit.com/

STEWART / STEELE / GREENBERG / HALL AT CIKAN HOUSE

The Bozeman Jazz scene sends another up-and-coming player out into the world this month, vibraphonist Silas Stewart, who is transferring to the vibrant (pun intended) Philadelphia jazz scene. In one of his last Bozeman performances before blastoff, he teams up with bassist Michael Steele, guitarist Craig Hall and drummer Adam Greenberg to deliver intense jazz standards honed in nearly two years of 10-hour-a-week practicing together as a group, achieving new levels of musicianship both individually and as a unit. Catch them at The Cikan House (31 Hitching Post Road) 7 PM Saturday, Sept 21. $20 at the door. Reservations requested, at 551-3496 or craig@craighallmusic.com
Cikan House
31 Hitching Post Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715-9241
Saturday, September 21st 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Admission : $20
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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, September 22nd 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 - LOCHA featuring Raph Lopez, Keller Paulson & Juanillo Chavez

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 LOCHA featuring Raph Lopez, Keller Paulson and Juanillo Chavez 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 22nd 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
https://walkersgrill.com/

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

OCTOBER 5TH AT THE ELLEN THEATRE IN BOZEMAN

OCTOBER 5TH AT THE ELLEN THEATRE IN BOZEMAN

In honor of Ellen’s 100th anniversary World-class composer Eric Funk has gathered dozens of his friends for a one-of-a-kind concert. Over 40 gifted musicians from the region will perform some of the greatest music of the 20th Century – Songs of THE BEATLES.In addition to Mr. Funk, gracing the stage will be… Jeni Fleming, Stuart Weber, MJ Williams, Ann Tappan, Craig Hall, Stefan Stern, Paige and the People’s Band, Matthew O’Sullivan, Jake Fleming, Adam Greenberg, Julie Gosswiller, Julia Cory…to name just a few.  All of the musicians are donating their time and talents for this Ellen fundraiser, with 100% of ticket sales going to the theatre.
For more information please visit The Ellen Theatre’s website.

SUNDAE + MR. GOESSL IN MONTANA

SUNDAE + MR. GOESSL IN MONTANA

Sundae + Mr. Goessl will be back to Montana from October 1st to 12th!
​​​​​​​This husband and wife duo puts on a vintage inspired show that blends blues, swing, country and latin sounds. Performing hits from the roaring 20’s to modern classics and originals Sundae + Mr. Goessl utilize technique, technology and unique instrumentation to give this little band it’s big band sound. Mr. Goessl’s mesmerizing finger-style guitar dazzles and inspires while Sundae’s sultry vocal interpretations drip with charm and nostalgia. 
They will perform in Bozeman, Stevensville, Paradise, Livingston, Missoula.
Oct 1 @ Devil’s Toboggan 
Oct 2 @ Black Smith Brewing (Stevensville)
Oct 5 @ Paradise Center (Paradise, MT)
Oct 6 @ Bozeman Hot Springs
Oct 8 @ The Murray Bar
Oct 11 @ Red Tractor Pizza
Oct 12 @ Imagine Nation Brewery (Missoula)

MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR OF BANDS – GARRETT STANNARD

LIVINGSTON’S COMMUNITY BIG BAND

Continuing Livingston’s rich history as a hub for the Performing Arts, I am initiating our own community jazz band! Instructed by myself, Park High Director of Bands – Garrett Stannard, this not-for-profit/volunteer big band is open to our community members. Rehearsal Schedule:Tuesday Nights 7-9pm // October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Dress Rehearsal: November 5th Performance: November 7th Where: Park High School Band Room Cost: There is no cost to participate The ensemble will comprise the following instrumentation: *Saxophone (Alto, Tenor, Bari) – *Trumpet – *Trombone – Piano – Guitar – Bass – Drum Set & Percussion*greatest need Please contact Garrett.Stannard@livingston.k12.mt.us for more information
Looking Forward
Garrett Stannard,
Director


September 26th @ Open Range in Bozeman

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

September 26th @ Craft Local in Billings

Alex Nauman’s “Pattern Addicts”

September 27th @ Red Tractor Pizza in Bozeman

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

September 27th @ Craft Local in Billings

John Roberts y Pan Blanco LIVE

September 29th @ Walkers Grill in Billings

Parker Brown & Erik Olson

October 3rd @ Open Range in Bozeman

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

October 4th @ Red Tractor Pizza in Bozeman

Montana Manouche

October 6th @ Walkers Grill in Billings

Alex Nauman on guitar, Rob Kohler on bass, and Keller Paulson on drums

October 10th @ Open Range in Bozeman

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

October 11th @ Red Tractor Pizza in Bozeman

Sundae + Mr. Goessl

October 18th @ Red Tractor Pizza in Bozeman

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

October 24th @ Open Range in Bozeman

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

October 25th @ Red Tractor Pizza in Bozeman

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


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