Bob and I came back to Montana last week after few weeks of tour to the Midwest and Laramie, WY. All music events were fantastic and fruitful! If you missed last week’s online concert from University of Wyoming by these amazing musicians : pianist Ben Markley, bassist Bob Bowman, trumpeter Dan Jonas, and drummer Andy Wheelock, you can watch the wonderful concert on YouTube! Here is Ben Markley, Bob Bowman, Daniel Jonas, and Andy Wheelock in concert!!
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TONIGHT! 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, May 5th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON
On this Friday, May 7th 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, May 7th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
FROM BOB BOWMAN
Had a whirlwind trip to Kansas City and Laramie,WY. April 13th-29th. Played with KCSO string section with Peter Schlamb. They are so good. Nice people and conductor. Then gigs and several recordings. Great to play with and for people. Good to be back in the Treasure State though. Hopefully things will open up here soon.
“The best break anybody ever gets is bein’ alive in the first place. An’ you don’t understan’ what a perfect deal it is until you realizes that you ain’t gone be stuck with it forever, either.” Porky Pine from Walt Kelly’s Pogo comic strip. September 12, 1955
FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE
As I mentioned in the beginning of this newsletter, Ben Markley, Bob Bowman, Daniel Jonas, and Andy Wheelock in concert at University of Wyoming is such a BEAUTIFUL concert by wonderful musicians!
Billings guitarist Alex Nauman just finished his first season of “The Hang!”. You can watch all the episodes on Alex’s YouTube channel and of course all of his guitar lesson videos!
There was another live stream concert hosted by wonderful Jake Fleming last Saturday. Featuring Michelle Manzo Cobb on vocals, Bob Bowman on bass, Cheyenne John-Henderson on piano, and Alex Platt on drums! Here is the link to the concert on YouTube! You still can donate to the band via Venmo, @Alex-Platt-9 .
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