Although it has been very dry and warm around Hebgen lake, aspens are changing their color to golden yellow quickly. I’ve been foraging berries from Oregon grape, Chokecherry, and roses hips from wild roses. We appreciate the gift from the Mother Nature!
* To musician friends, if you would like to add your message, on going projects like new albums, etc. on BigSkyJazz.net please contact me!

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 8th 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 8th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Levity Facebook page

ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT CRAFT LOCAL IN BILLINGS

Guitarist Alex Nauman and pianist Erik Olson will be making wonderful sounds at Craft Local on Thursday, September 9th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.! As many Montana jazz fans already know, they are very nice, super fun, and of course fantastic musicians. So if you are around Billings on Thursday night, please come to Craft Local and enjoy Alex and Erik’s performance with delicious local beer and wine! No cover charge.
Craft Local
2413 Montana Ave., Billings, MT 59101
(406) 702-1458
Thursday, September 9th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Facebook event page

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT CRAFT LOCAL IN BILLINGS

If you are looking for great live music this Friday night in Billings, Craft Local is the place for you! Please join Scott Jeppesen Quartet featuring Scott Jeppesen on saxophone, Alex Nauman on guitar, Tristan Eggener on bass, and Zach Paris on drums and enjoy their beautiful music. Craft Local supports local artists and serves some of the best local brews and wine around! No cover charge.
Craft Local
2413 Montana Ave., Billings, MT 59101
(406) 702-1458
Friday, September 10th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Facebook event page

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON

This Friday, September 10th at the Murray Hotel in Livingston, pianist Matt Ridgeway and bassist Michael Steele will be playing from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.! The Friday nights in the Murray Hotel lobby is normally piano solo. With Michael Steele on bass, it will be even more beautiful! If you are looking for a lovely relaxing time with live jazz, please join him and enjoy the beautiful sounds!
The Murray Hotel
201 W Park St Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 222-1350
Friday, September 10th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
https://murrayhotel.com/

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA IN BOZEMAN

Friday Live jazz at Red Tractor Pizza! Pianist Jeremy Shanok will be playing with his quartet! 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 10th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Facebook event page

ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT RED LODGE ALES BREWING COMPANY IN RED LODGE

Red Lodge Oktoberfest at Red Lodge Ales Brewing Company! Come and enjoy German food and beer, vendors and games – and of course MUSIC! John Roberts y Pan Blanco will be playing from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and they wil keep you dancing! All ages welcome. $5 entry with proceeds going to Beartooth Recreational Trails Association (12 and under free).
Red Lodge Ales Brewing Company
1445 N Broadway Red Lodge, MT 59068
(406) 446-0243
Saturday, September 11th 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Music 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)
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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 12th 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

SEPTEMBER 17TH AT CIKAN HOUSE

From guitarist 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 16th @ The Midway Grill and Brews in Billings : Alex Nauman & Sam Woodis
  • Friday, September 17th @ Red Tractor Pizza in Bozeman : Bob Bowman, Bob Nell, MJ Williams

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