Bob and I are in Kansas City, MO area for his gigs now. Since it is a good season for a road trip, we stretched our drive and dropped by Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming and Badlands National Park in South Dakota en route to Kansas City, Missouri. Both places are just amazing and they were not too crowded yet. We are so glad we made this trip!!
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ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT LEVITY IN BILLINGS
Every Wednesday Night, Levity features Live Jazz starting at 7:00 p.m. It’s a Jam Session with Local Jazz Musicians. There are always familiar faces, but it’s open to anyone that can play. All you need is raw talent and your instrument!
Levity Bar and Bistro
1027 Shiloh Crossing Blvd Suite 8, Billings, MT 59102
Wednesday, April 14th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON
On this Friday, April 16th at the Murray Hotel in Livingston, pianist Cheyenne John Henderson will be playing solo piano from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.! He will play standards as well as interpretations of an eclectic selection of rock and pop tunes. If you are looking for a lovely relaxing time with live jazz piano, please come to the Murray Hotel’s cozy lobby and enjoy Cheyenne’s exquisite sounds!
The Murray Hotel
201 W Park St Livingston, MT 59047
Friday, April 16th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
FROM BOB BOWMAN
Enjoying beautiful weather, horses and music in the KC area. Keep an eye out for a performance with the KC Symphony. Video recording on Thursday to be aired later. Some musicians that some of you Montanans are familiar with. Peter Schlamb and Matt Villinger. Also the absolutely amazing drummer, pianist and electric bassist, Ryan Lee. Oh yeah. Carpenter as well. I want to get him to the Treasure State. Also other gigs and recordings with others you know. Brian Steever, John Kizilermut, Matt Otto and drummer Todd Strait, who I’ve played more music with than anyone. Met him when he was fourteen and I was twenty three. YIKES! Really good to get back playing again with and for people!
FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE
In case you missed Alex Nauman’s live stream concert series “The Hang!” with Rob Kohler last Friday, you can watch the episode on Alex’s YouTube channel! Here is a link to the concert by Alex Nauman and Rob Kohler.
Bob and I recently revisited “My Man’s Gone Now” by Bill Evans, Scott LaFaro, and Paul Motian recorded at Village Vanguard in 1961. Such a beautiful performance that gives us chill every time we listen to.
April 8th was great jazz singer Carmen McRae’s 101st birthday so we watched few videos of her concert in Japan recorded in 1986. She was joined by Bob Bowman on bass, Pat Coil on piano, and Mark Pulice on drums. Here is a link to “Yesterdays” by Carmen McRae!
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