Today, June 17th was a composer, pianist, and conductor Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky’s birthday (June 17th 1882 – April 6th 1971) . He is definitely one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century! As for live jazz, here are couple of events in Billings and Bozeman. Please scroll down for the details!
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* Details of these concerts can be changed due to artists/venues’ circumstances.
FROM BOB BOWMAN
Hope you are all pandemicing well. Yae and I are.
I played with Alex Nauman Tuesday June 9th at Devil’s Toboggan. It was grand fun. Some very loyal friends showed up. However not a single musician. ??? Alex and I both had to drive about two hours each way. We’ll be back June 30th. I was somewhat reluctant, but Devil’s Toboggan did a great job of making sure everything was cool. Kudos to them.
One another rather important note or two, those being Yae and me. We were married three years ago on June 18th (and they said it wouldn’t last). I couldn’t be happier. Both of us having lost our previous spouses makes it even more Precious. Many thanks to the Cikans for hosting our wedding and where Yae and I met and where I also proposed. Yae’s response: “Really? I didn’t think you wanted to get married again.” Then she said “OF COURSE!”
Hope to see you soon!
ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT THIRSTY STREET BREWING CO. AT THE GARAGE IN BILLINGS
A really, really, REAL, LIVE CONCERT!!!!
Pattern Addicts are back to ring in the summer and perform 100% fresh, original electric jazz-fusion compositions.
Pattern Addicts #4 will feature Alex Nauman on guitar, Parker Brown on bass, and Keller Paulson on drums! Please come support LIVE music!!!! (100% of proceeds will go to the musicians!)
$5 cash-only cover. Limited Seating, first come first serve. All social distancing guidelines will be STRICTLY enforced! Doors open at 4:30, music from 6-8pm.
Thirsty Street Brewing Co. at the Garage
2123 1st Ave. N., Billings, MT 59101
Saturday, June 20th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
ON TUESDAY NIGHT AT DEVIL’S TOBOGGAN IN BOZEMAN
On Tuesday, June 23rd from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Silas Stewart on vibraphone and Michael Steele on bass will be performing at Devil’s Toboggan! They have played in/around Bozeman many times also are good friends. The duo will make intimate and fantastic sounds together at cozy and safely distanced setting at Devil’s Toboggan. Please come down and support the live music!
If you plan to attend it would be helpful to contact the venue so they can arrange the limited seating.
113 East Oak, Suite 2B (Cannery District)
Tuesday, June 23rd 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE
RYAN MATZINGER & FRIENDS
NEW ALBUM: LIVE AT THE RIALTO!
On October 29th 2018 MSU School of Music Director of Jazz Bands, Ryan Matzinger performed with special guest artists, Stefan Karlsson on piano, Bob Bowman on bass, and Zach Harmon on drums at The Rialto in Bozeman. Many Bozeman jazz fans filled the venue, actually it was a sold-out concert, and enjoyed the amazing sounds by the fantastic quartet. Great news! The concert made it to CD and now you can purchase the album on bozemanmusicians.com . Please experience or Re-experience this sold-out jazz event at The Rialto!
BILL EVANS TRIO
Bob and I’ve just listened to “Bill Evans Trio – The Paris Concert – Two Lost Tracks” on YouTube. “The Bill Evans Trio Live at the Espace Cardin, Paris, France; November 26, 1979. Two lost tracks. 01. Suicide Is Painless (Johnny Mandel) 02. But Beautiful (Jimmy Van Heusen)”
Bill Evans – piano, Marc Johnson – bass, Joe LaBarbera – drums. Bob and Marc Johnson have been friends since 1972. Also he played with Joe LaBarbera who Bob has just heard from regarding these two tracks and Joe said Bill loved the piano so much that he played for a couple of hours after the concert.
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