Week of Mar 1

We’ve been having warm early spring days around Hebgen. We don’t like slushy ground but appreciate a warm sunny day anytime!I bet some of you caught live jazz at The Tune Up Bar in Bozeman. They changed genre of music so there won’t be live jazz at the venue for a while. Although they keep […]

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Week of Feb 22

It is really gusty today at Hebgen. I don’t know how little birds like Chickadees and Nuthatches manage to fly in such high wind!University of Montana is hosting the annual Buddy Defranco Jazz Festival online from March 15th to April 15th. There will be a free online Gala Festival concert on March 25th. Schools can […]

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Week of Feb 14

As many of you know already, great jazz musician Chick Corea passed away on February 9th. I saw his performances several times in Tokyo and every time his sounds filled my heart with joy. I featured Chick Corea in this week’s “For your listening pleasure” section.He left a touching message for “all those he knew […]

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Week of Feb 8

It feels like finally real winter has arrived in Montana! We’ve had nice snow and it is going to be cold around West Yellowstone as some area already have been experiencing. Stay warm and don’t fall on an icy road!My first photo book “雪景 – Sekkei. 空景 – Kukei.” is still on sale! ON WEDNESDAY […]

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Week of Feb 1

New weekly live jazz will start on this Saturday at Tune Up Bar, a basement bar of Kimton Armory Hotel Bozeman! There will be live jazz on every Saturday from 8pm – 10pm. Please scroll down for more details.My first photo book “雪景 – Sekkei. 空景 – Kukei.” is still on sale! ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT […]

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Week of Jan 25

Bob and I will make a short trip to Billings tomorrow for couple of gigs. One is tomorrow, on Wednesday at Billings Petroleum Club with guitarist Alex Nauman and pianist Erik Olson. Another one is also with Alex Nauman on his live streaming series “The Hang!”. The series’ first show started on January 15th with […]

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Week of Jan 18

Bob and I are in Denver, CO. We drove from West Yellowstone to Westminster yesterday. Thankfully the weather was nice and the roads were clear. He is playing at a popular Jazz club Nocturne tonight with pianist Dave Hanson and drummer Todd Reid. It is a very special day and the music will be fantastic!!As […]

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Week of Jan 11

I took a week off from the newsletter last week as my New Year’s holiday. Hope you had a lovely New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Well, lots of craziness are still going on but when I step outside in the crispy winter air, walk in the woods, look up the big sky in […]

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Week of Dec 28

This is the last week of 2020. Bob and I will stay home as we have most of time this year and enjoy the beauty of winter of Montana. Hope you are having a wonderful, safe, and well Holiday Season. To musician friends, send me your Facebook page, YouTube channel/video, link to your albums, online […]

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Week of Dec 20

Last week, I asked my musician friends to send me information they would like to share. I’ve received few online events!Again to musician friends, please send me your Facebook page, YouTube channel/video, link to your albums, online performance Ads, music lessons, where to follow you, etc. I want to feature them on my newsletter!As I […]

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