Bob and I are finally on our way back to Montana! I am writing this week’s newsletter from Casper, WY.
* 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.
TUESDAY NIGHT AT VALHALLA MEADERY IN BOZEMAN
Tuesday evening Django Jazz jam! Please join us at Valhalla Meadery for delicious mead (and food!) on Tuesday evenings. No cover. No cover. Musicians are welcome to join in. Most of their jam tunes can be found in the Django Fakebook. Free download here.
875 Bridger Drive Unit B Bozeman, MT 59715
Tuesday, May 17th 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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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
Wednesday, May 18th 7:00 p.m. –
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THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON
This Thursday, May 12th at the Murray Hotel in Livingston, Mike Koziel will be playing solo piano from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.! If you are looking for a lovely relaxing time with live music, please join Mike and enjoy their beautiful sounds!
The Murray Hotel
201 W Park St Livingston, MT 59047
Thursday, May 19th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
THURSDAY NIGHT AT CRAFT LOCAL IN BILLINGS
Erik Olson & Alex Nauman Present: Jazz Jam Session EVERY Thursday at Craft Local. Thats right, EVERY Thursday! No cover. All ages welcome. Bring your instrument and sit in!
Erik Olson and Bob Bowman will host this week’s jam session.
Thank you for supporting local art, local brews and your local live music scene.
2501 Montana Ave. Billings, MT 59101
Thursday, May 19th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA IN BOZEMAN
Friday Live jazz at Red Tractor Pizza! Alex Robilotta on guitar, Bob Bowman on bass, and Adam Greenberg on drums will be making fantastic sounds! If the weather is nice enough, they will be playing outside. 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
Friday, May 20th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE INDEPENDENT IN BIG SKY
The Craig Hall Trio: Craig Hall on guitar, Michael Steele on bass, and Alex Platt on drums, will be playing at The Independent on Friday, May 20th 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.
50 Ousel Falls Road Big Sky, MT 59716
Friday, May 20th 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
SUNDAY NIGHT AT WALKERS GRILL IN BILLINGS
Jessica Fiveland, you may recognize her as the vocalist for the Rimrock Hot Club, the region’s popular and premier gypsy jazz group and she has appeared with Walkers’ own My Favorite Sons. Jessica is debuting at Walkers May 22nd from 7-10 pm and she is joined by regional jazz cats Erik Olson, Parker Brown and Bill Honaker as the Jessica Fiveland Quartet. While most of the songs are deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, you can expect an evening featuring a variety of different styles and genres. And as always, there is no cover!
2700 1st Ave N Billings, MT 59101
Sunday, May 22nd 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE EAGLES IN BOZEMAN THE BRIDGER MOUNTAIN BIG BAND
Sunday night big band fun is back! 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
Sunday, May 22nd 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE
MARACUJÁ IN BILLINGS & BOZEMAN
BRAZILIAN AND LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC FOR THE SOUL
Vocalist/multi instrumentalist Caitlin Belem and guitarist Terrence Rosnagle take you on a trip through Latin America, playing music from Brazil to Cuba and everywhere in between – samba, bossa nova, cumbia, son, and more.
Maracujá website: http://www.maracujaband.com/
Thursday, June 2nd at Montana Gallery in Billings
2710 2nd Ave N, Billings, MT 59102. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $25 (senior & student $20)
Tickets are available @ montanagallery.net
Saturday, June 4th at the Cikan House in Bozeman
7:00 p.m. – Admission: $20 (student $10)
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FRIDAY, JUNE 10TH AT THE CIKAN HOUSE
From Alex Platt!
“I’m excited to announce another special concert featuring the one-and-only Michelle Cobb! We’ve put together a nice trio to back her, too! Bob Bowman and myself will be there, of course … and joining us in the lineup will be the inimitable Erik Olson on piano!
Michelle doesn’t make it to town all that often (and neither does Erik, for that matter), and I’m personally very eager to hear this unique combination of sounds! As is the nature of jazz, you never know if this particular combination will happen again. And, as Yae says, “Live music only happens once!”
Seating is very limited, so reservations are highly recommended.“
The Cikan House in Bozeman
Friday, June 10th 7:00 p.m. –
- Friday, May 27th @ The Old Post in Missoula
Loren Stillman on saxophone, David Horgan on guitar, Pete Hand on bass, Ed Stalling on drums. 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
- Friday, June 3rd @ Benny’s Bistro in Helena
Wilbur Rehmann on saxophone and Ken Nelson on piano. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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