To Jazz fans around Livingston, the live jazz at The Murray Hotel will be switched to Thursdays. The Bridger Mountain Big Band at The Eagles in Bozeman take a break till next month. In February, there will be couple of house concerts at Cikans that I am really looking forward to. At The Ellen Theatre, which was beautifully restored recently, Gypsy Jazz Night is happening on Feb 18th. If you are around Billings on Feb 4th, please check MSU Billings Jazz Festival’s evening concert! All details are in Upcoming Jazz & More Concerts section!
And I still have several 2022 calendars left! If you are interested and would like to support BigSkyJazz, please take a look 2022 Calendar page. Since it is already 2022, now it’s a discount price!
* 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! The Happy Hour is 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Levity Bar and Bistro
1027 Shiloh Crossing Blvd Suite 8, Billings, MT 59102
(406) 651-5985
Wednesday, January 26th 7:00 p.m. –
Levity Facebook page

ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON

This Thursday, January 27th at the Murray Hotel in Livingston, pianist Matt Ridgeway and percussionist Chris Naro on Congas will be playing from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.! They will make some Jazz, Brazilian, and Cuban music in the Murray Hotel’s cozy lobby. If you are looking for a lovely relaxing time with live music, please join them and enjoy their beautiful sounds!
The Murray Hotel
201 W Park St Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 222-1350
Thursday, January 27th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
https://murrayhotel.com/

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, January 27th 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Facebook event page

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA IN BOZEMAN

Friday Live jazz at Red Tractor Pizza! This week, Cheyenne John-Henderson on piano, Mike Carey on bass, and Alex Platt on drums will be making fantastic sounds! Please come down and enjoy your Friday night with live jazz and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine! Performance time : 6-8PM.
Red Tractor pizza
1007 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 359-1999
Friday, January 28th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Facebook event page

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT MONTANA CLUB IN HELENA

Wilbur Rehmann Trio will be performing at the Montana Club this Friday, January 28th.  The trio: Wilbur Rehmann on saxophones, Fred Cobb on keyboard, and Todd Silas on acoustic bass! The live jazz is from 7-9p. Please come on down and enjoy their sounds with delicious food and drink!
The Montana Club
24 W 6th Ave Fl 2 Helena, MT 59601
(406) 442-5980
Friday, January 28th 7:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.
The Montana Club Facebook page

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE INDEPENDENT IN BIG SKY

The Craig Hall Trio: Craig Hall on guitar, Michael Steele on bass, and Josh Poole on drums, will be playing at The Independent on Friday, January 28th in Big Sky. Formerly “Big Sky Theater,” The Independent is a family-centered, multifaceted community center. The performing time is 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Please join this wonderful trio and enjoy their beautiful sounds! No music Charge.
The Independent
50 Ousel Falls Road Big Sky, MT 59716
(406) 995-7827
Friday, January 28th 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Facebook event page

ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS AT WILD GINGER IN BILLINGS

There will be a special event to celebrate Chinese New Year at Wild Ginger in Billings this Friday and Saturday!
On both nights John Roberts y Pan Blanco will be performing from 7:30p.m. to 10:30 p.m. so bring your dance shoes too! Please make a reservation to secure good table at (406)252-4486.
Wild Ginger
2713 Montana Ave Billings, MT 59101
(406) 252-4486
Friday, January 28th & Saturday, January 29th 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (music 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.)
Facebook event page

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

MSU BILLINGS JAZZ FESTIVAL CONCERT 2022

MSU Billings hosts 20 schools in a day of jazz and commercial music performances and clinics! Guest artists are Camille Thurman on sax and vocals (Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Barron, Alicia Keys, Harry Connick, Jr.) and Jamie Hovorka on trumpet (Arturo Sandoval, Paul McCartney, Jimmy Kimmel, Susan Tedeschi, Grammy Awards). The evening concert begins in Petro Theatre at 7 PM. $15 cover. Daytime events are free an open to the public! Contact the MSU Billings music office at 406-657-2350 for tickets, or buy at the door.
Petro Theatre
1500 University Dr, Billings, MT 59101
(406) 657-2387 ( for tickets: (406) 657-2350 )
Friday, February 4th 7:00 p.m.-
Facebook event page

GYPSY JAZZ NIGHT AT THE ELLEN THEATRE

Gypsy Jazz Night at The Ellen Theatre! Starring Gypsy Jazz duet Tim Kliphuis & Jimmy Grant and Cottonwood Club (Victor Daniel – Guitar, Dennis Ferriter – Upright Bass, Greg Hayes – Guitar, Luke Michelson – Violin) from Helena.
“Award-winning gypsy jazz violin legend Tim Kliphuis (Holland) teams up with America’s rising guitar star Jimmy Grant to celebrate the music of famed musical duo, Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.Re-creating the 1930s in Paris, and drawing inspiration from current-day classical and folk music, this duo alternates moments of dazzling interplay with melancholy and sheer exhilaration, in an inspired conversational journey that is different every night.
Bring your dancing shoes!
There will be room to ‘Cut a Rug.’
Join in on the fun with two dance couples from the Downbeat Vintage Swing Society”
The Ellen Theatre
17 West Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 585-5885
Friday, February 18th 7:30 p.m.-
The Ellen Theatre website

ON FEBRUARY 19TH AT CIKAN HOUSE IN BOZEMAN
BOWMAN / STILLMAN / MORGENROTH

Please mark your calendar on Sat, February 19th! These amazing musicians will perform at lovely Cikan House. Bob Bowman on bass, Loren Stillman on saxophone, David Morgenroth on piano will be making beautiful, deep, and honest sounds. They will play songs from the American song book and originals with lots of interplay. They are great masters of jazz and super nice people! If you don’t know about them, the bios would be too long for the newsletter so please check Facebook event page.
Please make reservations to secure your seats. Also don’t forget to bring face masks and your own drinks!
Recommended donation $20.00 or whatever you wish to pay.
Reservation : yaezo1027@gmail.com
Cikan House
31 Hitching Post RD. Bozeman, MT
Saturday, February 19th 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Face masks required
Recommended donation $20.00
Reservation : yaezo1027@gmail.com
Facebook event page

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


  • Wednesday, February 2nd 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. @ On Broadway in Helena
    Cottonwood Club
  • Friday, February 4th 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. @ The Independent in Big Sky
    Alex Nauman on guitar, Erik Olson on keyboard, Michael Steele on bass, Josh Poole on drums
  • Friday, February 18th @ The Montana Club in Helena
    MJ Williams on vocals/trombone, Loren Stillman on saxophone, David Morgenroth on keyboard, Bob Bowman on bass
  • Tuesday, February 22nd 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. @ Nordic Brew Works in Bozeman
    Michelle Manzo Cobb on vocals, Alex Nauman on guitar, Bob Bowman on bass, Alex Platt on drums

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