If you are around Bozeman, please come and join Bob Squared at Red Tractor Pizza this Friday. Bob Nell on piano and Bob Bowman on bass will make your Friday night special!!
As I mentioned before, there will be 2 concerts at Cikan House on 19th and 26th. Please check the Upcoming Jazz & More Concerts!
* 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, February 9th 7:00 p.m. –
Levity Facebook page

ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON

This Thursday, February 10th 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, February 10th 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, February 10th 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 Bob Squared will be back! Bob Bowman on bass and Bob Nell on piano will be making beautiful sounds you don’t want to miss. Please come down and enjoy your Friday night with live music 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, February 11th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Facebook event 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, February 11th 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Facebook event page

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT CRAFT LOCAL IN BILLINGS

Scott Jeppesen Quartet will be playing at Craft Local this Friday night, 9-11PM! Live jazz by Scott Jeppesen on saxophone, Alex Nauman on guitar, Erik Gothberg on bass, and Matt Devitt on drums at new Craft Local! Please join the band and enjoy their fantastic sounds with local brews and wine! No music charge.
Craft Local
2413 Montana Ave. Billings, MT 59101
(406) 702-1458
Friday, February 11th 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Facebook event page

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

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 18TH AT THE MONTANA CLUB IN HELENA

On Friday, February 18th at The Montana Club in Helena, MJ Williams on vocals, Loren Stillman on saxophone, David Morgenroth on keyboard, and Bob Bowman on bass will be making beautiful sounds! Please make reservations to secure your table for the live music.
The Montana Club
24 W 6th Ave Fl 2 Helena, MT 59601
(406) 442-5980
Friday, February 18th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Montana Club Facebook page

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 (rescheduled) album release concert on February 26th, 2022, at The Cikans’ House, 31 Hitching Post Rd! We are excited about this recording, which features 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. The show starts at 7:00 PM, tickets are $25.00, and CDs will be available for a concert-only price of $7.00.
If you’ve made reservations for the event originally planned for December 2021, good news: you’re still on the list! Please confirm your reservation at your earliest convenience by plattalex@gmail.com.
Cikan House
31 Hitching Post RD. Bozeman, MT
Saturday, February 26th 7:00 p.m. –
Tickets $25.00
Reservation : plattalex@gmail.com
Facebook event page


  • Wednesday, February 16th @ On Broadway in Helena
    Matt Austin Band
  • Saturday, February 19th @ Yellowstone Cellars & Winery in Billings
    Montana Avenue Jazz Exchange: Marie Smith on vocals, Scott Jeppesen on saxophone, Joe Sullivan on keys, Erik Gothberg on bass, Roxanne Jeppesen on drums
  • Thursday, February 24th @ Craft Local in Billings
    MSU Billings Jazz Combo

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