Bob and I drove through Rocky Mountain National Park, CO last Wednesday on our way back to Montana. The air cleared up so we enjoyed the blue sky and the park’s absolutely amazing scenery!
There won’t be a live jazz at The Murray Hotel this week. I’ve got another news of a house concert in Bozeman by Jeni Fleming feat. Eric Funk, Michael Steele, & Adam Greenberg! Please scroll down for the detail!
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TONIGHT! AT LEWIS & CLARK BREWERY IN HELENA

TONIGHT! At Lewis and Clark Brewing Company in Helena, Variantrio Project will be playing tribute to Stones + Beatles from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.! Variantrio Project : “Chamber- Soul Vibes brought to you by Carson Yahvah on Cello, Steve Gores on Keys, Andy Cottrell on Percussion , Matt Austin on Sax and Holly Hamper on Vocals.” If you are in Helena, please join them and enjoy the music!
Lewis and Clark Brewing Company
1517 Dodge Ave, Helena, MT 59601
(406) 442-5960
Tuesday, August 31st, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Facebook event page

ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT BILLINGS PETROLEUM CLUB

Live jazz at member’s club Billings Petroleum Club is open to the public! Please come down and enjoy good service, delicious food and drink, and of course fantastic live jazz with a great view from the 22nd floor of the Doubletree hotel! This week guitarist Alex Nauman and pianist Erik Olson will be making beautiful sounds from 6:00 p.m.!
Billings Petroleum Club
(406) 252-6700
22nd floor of DoubleTree hotel, Billings (27 North 27th Street)
Wednesday, September 1st 6:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
http://billingspetroleumclub.com/

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
(406) 651-5985
Wednesday, September 1st 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Levity Facebook page

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA IN BOZEMAN

On every Friday night there is live jazz at Red Tractor Pizza From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. curated by Alex Robilotta! Please check Bozeman Jazz Scene’s facebook page to see who’s playing this Friday. Please come down and enjoy your Friday night with live music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine!
Red Tractor pizza
1007 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 359-1999
Friday, September 3rd 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Bozeman Jazz Scene

JOHN ROBERTS Y PAN BLANCO IN BUTTE AND NEIHART

John Roberts y Pan Blanco will be performing this Friday at Mother Lodge Theatre in Butte and Sunday at I Heart Neihart in Neihart! If you are around the areas, please come down and dance to their energetic music: a mix of Funk, West African beats, Salsa, Jazz and Soul!!
Friday, September 3rd 7:00 p.m. at Mother Lodge Theatre, Butte / Facebook event page
Sunday, September 5th 6:00 p.m.- at I Heart Neihart, Neihart

ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON AT SCULPTURE IN THE WILD IN LINCOLN

This Sunday, September 5th, The Wilbur Rehmann Quartet with special guest MJ Williams on vocals/trombone are appearing in concert at Sculpture in the Wild, Lincoln, MT.  Concert is at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with the Artistic Director of Sculpture in the Wild.  Concert is outdoors and open to the public. This will be the last “Music in the Wild” event of 2021! Bring chairs, refreshments, friends and family.
Sculpture in the Wild
1500 E MT Hwy 200 , ​Lincoln, Montana 59639
Sunday, September 5th 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Facebook event page

ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE EAGLES IN BOZEMAN THE BRIDGER MOUNTAIN BIG BAND

Sunday night big band fun! Please join Bridger Mountain Big Band at Bozeman Eagles Club!
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
316 E Main St Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 587-9996
Sunday, September 5th 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

SEPTEMBER 17TH AT CIKAN HOUSE

From Craig Hall!
“Hi guys. Friday, September 17 mid west vocalist Alycia Duprey and Dr Scott Jeppesen will be here with Michael Steele, Josh Poole and me at The Cikan House  (31 Hitching Post Road, south Bozeman.) This will be a goodn.’ We’ll monitor Covid dangers and will announce, as the concert nears, whether masks will be required. (Your individual input meanwhile is welcome.) You might remember Alycia as Alycia Vince, as she was known as in this region before moving to the mid west and getting hitched or whatever. Her style is one minute classic jazz, the next minute very brave, open and free. 
Dr. Jeppesen has played with Bobby McFerrin, Burt Bacharach, friggn STEVIE WONDER, Manhattan Transfer, Steve Miller, Natalie Cole, Al Jarreau blah blah blah and teaches sax now at MSU Billings. We’ll be delivering classic and modern jazz.
Concert time 7 PM. Tix $25. Reservations are a must. We’ll hold the numbers down a tad for safety. (And some seats have already been reserved by Wyoming fans who will drive here for the concert.) Contact Craig Hall at craig@craighallmusic.com or 551-3496 for reservations. I’ll get right back to you. Then venmo me (Craig-Hall-13) or send me a check (1510 S Grand Ave) or whistle me down as I drive by downtown or something or just pay at the door (in that case LET ME KNOW if you decide you can’t make it after all. I’ll keep a waiting list.)addendum: I have fancy new guitar toys and a new good joke. Josh has one too. Alycia does too, though hers isn’t as funny. Scott’s you’ll have to get directly from him in private, maybe on break.  wwwWWWEEEEeee!!!”

PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN ENCORE PERFORMANCE BY JENI FLEMING

Jeni Fleming Featuring: Eric Funk (piano), Michael Steele (bass), & Adam Greenberg (drums).

Having recently performed a portion of their concert for The Bozeman Symphony’s “Ranch Around” (Aug. 18), JENI FLEMING & her combo decided to perform the “full concert” while the beautiful summer weather holds. Fingers crossed…

DATE & TIME:
Sunday, September 19, 2021
6pm “Doors” 
6:30-7:30pm Concert 

TICKETS/RESERVATIONS:
No need to purchase a ticket, no need to RSVP.
Bring your own chair (concert is outdoors) & support the artists however you are able. Feel free to bring a friend, or 2, or 3!
($20 suggested donation)
* This event is extremely casual, dress appropriately and/or bring blankets should the temperature drop when the sun sets.

LOCATION:
The home of Mike & Sharon Beehler 
144 Heather Lane
Bozeman, MT 59715
We would very much like to eliminate/minimize traffic inside the Beehler’s home. Be sure to use the facilities before you come to the concert. Thank you for understanding.

FORCE MAJEURE:
If there is rain (or snow, God forbid) the day of, the concert will be cancelled with no rescheduled date. If the weather is ambiguous text (406) 579-8382 for confirmation & we will do our best to communicate in a timely fashion.

We look forward to seeing you there!!!
Jeni, Eric, Michael & Adam
Masks outside optional. 
Masks inside REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES.


  • Thursday, September 9th @ Craft Local in Billings : Alex Nauman Duo
  • Friday, September 10th @ Craft Local in Billings : Scott Jeppesen Quartet
  • Thursday, September 16th @ The Midway Grill and Brews in Billings : Alex Nauman & Sam Woodis
  • Friday, September 17th @ Red Tractor Pizza in Bozeman : Bob Nell & Bob Bowman

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