It has been snowing around Hebgen since early this morning. I guess finally Montana winter has arrived. We really need moisture!
Last year I printed my very first calendar with my photos. Fortunately all the copies were sold out and people have asked me if I would do 2022 calendar. I say “Yes!” If you are interested, please check 2022 Calendar page!
* To musician friends, if you would like to add your message, on going projects like new albums, etc. on BigSkyJazz.net please contact me!
* Details of these concerts can be changed due to artists/venues’ circumstances.

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, November 10th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Levity Facebook page

ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE MIDWAY GRILL AND BREWS IN BILLINGS

Looking for local brews/wine and live jazz around Billings? The Midwest has weekly jazz on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. You can find a band shcedule on their Facebook page. Please come down and enjoy live jazz with casual American cuisine and beverages from local breweries!
The Midwest Grill and Brews
1603 Grand Avenue Suite 1045A, Billings, MT 59102
(406) 702-1888
Thursday, November 11th 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Midway Grill and Brews Facebook

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA IN BOZEMAN

Friday Live jazz at Red Tractor Pizza! This week David Charles on piano, Eddie Tsuru on bass, and Alex Platt on drums will be making fantastic sounds! Please come down and enjoy your Friday night with live music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine! New winter schedule : 6-8PM.
Red Tractor pizza
1007 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 359-1999
Friday, November 12th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Facebook event page

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON

This Friday, November 12th 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. in the hotel lobby! If you are looking for a lovely relaxing time with live jazz, please join this fantastic duo and enjoy the beautiful sounds!
The Murray Hotel
201 W Park St Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 222-1350
Friday, November 12th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
https://murrayhotel.com/

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.  To see more information and actual performance schedule, please check https://www.facebook.com/TheBridgerMountainBigBand/.
Bozeman Eagles Club & Ballroom
316 E Main St Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 587-9996
Sunday, November 14th 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH AT CIKAN HOUSE IN BOZEMAN
THREEFORM

On Friday the 19th of November (7PM) at the Cikan residence, 31 Hitching Post Road, Bozeman MT, the trio ThreeForm will perform along with Adam Greenberg. These guys have been around forever, Rob Kohler (bassist) is known for being a composer, educator and performer at festivals such as Montreux, Vancouver International and Stanford Jazz Workshop. 5/4 Magazine said this about Ann Tappan (piano) “Ann Tappan makes every note count”. Ann Studied at Berklee College of Music, then went to New York to connect with the improvisational avant-garde loft scene.In 2002 Ann played at the Prague International Jazz Festival. Adam Greenberg, Conservatory schooled jazz drummer arrived in Bozeman in 2002 and established The Bridger Mountain Big Band. MJ Williams recently received a Jazz Hero award from the Jazz Journalists Association. Williams has appeared in many jazz festivals and clubs in the US and France.
“We are always working on new music as a way of expanding our understanding of music and life” (MJ)
Cikan House
31 Hitching Post RD. Bozeman, MT
Friday, November 19th 7:00 p.m.
BYOB & face masks
Suggested cover $20.00


  • Friday, November 19th @ The Murray Hotel in Livingston : Matt Ridgeway on piano, Bob Bowman on bass
  • Saturday, November 20th @ Wild Ginger in Billings : Matt Ridgeway on keyboard, Bob Bowman on bass, Josh Poole on drums
  • Sunday, November 21st @ Walkers Grill in Billings : Alex Nauman on guitar, Erik Olson on keyboard, Bob Bowman on bass, Bill Honaker on drums

FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE

Our friend and a huge jazz fan Greg Smith has sent me few recommendations.
His first pick was npr program Fresh Air’s episode. “‘Fresh Air’ Remembers George Wein, Founder Of The Newport Jazz Festival”. This episode was originally broadcasted in 2003. It was an interview with George Wein who passed on September 13th. He created the Newport Jazz Festival in 1954 and the Newport Folk Festival in 1959.
Greg also suggested to check these episodes: interviews with B.B. King, Abbey Lincoln And Max Roach, and Tony Bennett on Fresh Air.
The second pick was Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival which is not only numerous live concert but the festival includes master classes, music clinics and workshops. You can check some videos of concerts and masterclass here on vivamoscultura.buenosaires.gob.ar!
Thank you so much for sharing your interests and findings, Greg!


2022 CALENDAR WITH TWO FOLDED CARD IS ON SALE

Last year I printed my very first calendar with photos I took. Fortunately all the copies were sold out and people have asked me if I do 2022 calendar. I say “Yes!” All photos were taken in Montana plus my furry family and friends are here and there as I did last year. 
So here it is, my 2022 calendar (8.5 x 11in) plus two folded notecards for $27 include shipping (U.S. only).
Please check 2022 Calendar page for details and to order.

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