We are in Point Richmond, CA area to help Bob’s sister Carla who broke her leg few weeks ago. Then we found out a saxophonist who used to be in Kansas City area was playing with Carla’s neighbor, who plays drums, at a pizza restaurant in Point Richmond. Talking about a small world! So we had a very nice time at the restaurant listening to fantastic music!
My 2022 calendar with two folded cards are still on sale!!  If you are interested and would like to support BigSkyJazz, please take a look 2022 Calendar page and order one set, or more.
* 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.

REGULAR JAZZ NIGHTS FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR

This Friday at Red Tractor Pizza in Bozeman, Bluegrass band Moonlight Moonlight with Westin will be playing. RTP will be closed on New Year’s Eve.
The Bridger Mountain Big Band on Sundays will take a break till January 9th, 2022.
Live jazz at The Murray Hotel in Livingston on Fridays will also take a break till next year.
No live music this Thursday, December 23rd at On Broadway in Helena but Matt Austin Quartet will be playing on December 30th!

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, December 22nd 7:00 p.m. –
Levity Facebook page

ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE OLD POST IN MISSOULA

Please come and join Loren Stillman Quartet at The Old Post in Missoula! This Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Loren Stillman on saxophone, David Horgan on guitar, Pete Hand on bass, and Ed Stalling on drums will be making fantastic sounds!! If you are around Missoula this Thursday, please come down to The Old Post and enjoy the live jazz with American Bistro pub food at one of Missoula’s most beloved pubs!
The Old Post
103 W Spruce St. Missoula, MT 59802
(406) 540-4433
Thursday, December 23rd 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Facebook event 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. Janinillo Chaves and Raphael Lopez are playing! 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, December 23rd 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Midway Grill and Brews Facebook

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

DECEMBER 29TH AT CIKAN HOUSE IN BOZEMAN (SOLD OUT)

From guitarist Craig Hall “Guys, join Philadelphia vibraphonist Silas Stewart, Adam Greenberg, Michael Steele and myself Wednesday night, December 29, 7 PM at The Cikan House (31 Hitching Post Road) for a jazz concert featuring originals and jazz standards. Please come masked and fully vaccinated! Make a reservation by emailing me craig@craighallmusic.com or calling me at 551-3496. We’ll trim the capacity down to around 40 for safety. Tix $20. Maaayyyyyyy  ree Christmas everybody!”
Apparently the concert is sold! If you would like to put your name on a waiting list, please contact Craig.

THE ANY EVERYTHING ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT

From Alex Platt!
“We are confirmed for our album release concert on February 26th, 2022! We are excited to be releasing an album of jazz featuring Michelle Manzo Cobb on vocals, Bob Bowman on bass, Cheyenne John-Henderson on piano, and Alex Platt on drums! Join us for an intimate evening of music, and pick up a CD while you’re at it! This is a special “limited release” event before we make the album available on downloading or streaming platforms, with only a limited number of physical copies available. RSVP here or by messaging Alex Platt. Seating is extremely limited, reservations are highly recommended. RSVP here or message Alex Platt directly!”
Follow their Facebook event page


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.


BigSkyJazz.net and news letter Jazz this week are non-profit. I am doing this to be a little help for jazz community around Bozeman while I work as a website/graphic designer.
If you feel like helping me with a little reward please donate from “Buy me a glass of wine page“. It is much appreciated!!!