It has been smoky in Hebgen from wildfires in Montana and other states. Luckily we don’t have a wildfire close to us, at least now. Just praying for good rain to contain the fires in the West Coast and other places where are suffering from wildfires.
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* Details of these concerts can be changed due to artists/venues’ circumstances.


On Tuesday, September 15th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Craig Hall on guitar and Michael Steele on bass will be back to Devil’s Toboggan! They will be playing some Benny Golson, Duke, Miles, and some nice, long, free, Montana wide-open simple grooves with room to breathe and explore. 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.
Devil’s Toboggan
113 East Oak, Suite 2B (Cannery District) 
(406) 587-4829
Tuesday, September 15th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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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!
Levity Bar and Bistro
1027 Shiloh Crossing Blvd Suite 8, Billings, MT 59102
Wednesday, September 16th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
(406) 651-5985
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Sundae + Mr. Goessl will be performing at Thirsty Street Brewing Co. at the Garage on this Friday! Sundae + Mr. Goessl features award-winning vocalist Kate Voss (Earshot Magazine’s Vocalist of the Year, two-time Seattle-Kobe Vocal Jazz Princess) and tireless virtuoso guitarist, Jason Goessl. This charming wife/husband duo incorporates humor, vintage style, interesting instrumentation, nostalgia and superb musicianship in their act and were awarded Best Duo of 2017 from Seattle Weekly.
Ticket : $10.
Thirsty Street Brewing Co. at the Garage
2123 1st Ave. N. Billings, MT 59101
(406) 534-6332
Friday, September 18th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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Our friend and huge jazz fan Greg Smith in Bozeman sent me some of his re-findings from his, I assume, large jazz collection! From Greg’s words ” I want to call attention to the deliciously tasty, hard swinging, soaring and profoundly joyous music of master clarinetist Eddie Daniels, pride of Santa Fe, NM.” I found some of his recommendations on YouTube :
“Body and Soul” from Eddie Daniels’ “… This is Now”
Eddie Daniels: Clarinet, Billy Childs: Piano, Tony Dumas: Bass, Ralph Penland: Drums
“Bird Medley (Cheryl, Au Privave, Bird Feathers)” from Eddie Daniels’ “To Bird With Love”
Eddie Daniels: Clarinet, Fred Hersch: Piano, John Patitucci: Acoustic Bass, Al Foster: Drums
“Baiao Malandro” from Eddie Daniels’ “Heart of Brazil: A Tribute to Egberto Gismonti”
Eddie Daniels – Clarinet, Josh Nelson – Piano, Mauricio Zottarelli – Drums, Kevin Axt – Bass, and The Harlem Quartet

And as many jazz fans know bassist Gary Peacock passed on September 4th. I saw him playing with Keith Jarrett and Jack Dejohnette couple of times at concerts and it was beautiful. One concert was especially memorable because I had to hold cough for long 8 minutes and 48 seconds so I won’t disturb Mr. Jarrett. It was totally worth it though!
Here is Gary Peacock’s old album “Voices” recorded in 1971. Gary Peacock : Bass, Masabumi Kikuchi : Piano, Masahiko Togashi : Percussion, Hiroshi Murakami : Drums. and news letter Jazz this week are non-profit. I am doing this to be a little help for jazz community around Bozeman while I work as a website/graphic designer.
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