It seems we are having early heavy snow this year. Hope everyone is doing well and warm.
If you would like to enjoy a beautiful concert at home tomorrow, Monday, October 26th, we are streaming YouTube Premiere of “Porch Concert With A View” which Bob played with his great KC Jazz musicians on October 10th in lovely countryside of Missouri. This is kind of livestream but it was recorded. Please scroll down for the details!
* To musician friends, if you would like to add your message, on going projects like new albums, etc. on please contact me!
* Details of these concerts can be changed due to artists/venues’ circumstances.

The music events listed here could be cancelled/postponed due to the COVID restrictions.


TOMORROW, Monday, October 26th, we are hosting YouTube Premiere of “Porch Concert With A View”! The concert was held on Oct 10th in Turney, MO, a beautiful country side.
Bob Bowman on bass, Roger Wilder on keyboard, Peter Schlamb on vibraphone, and John Kizilarmut on drums, and special guest Stanton Kessler on trumpet made gorgeous sounds at our friend’s lovely house. Some of Montana jazz fans have seen Peter and John’s performance when they visited MT. They love it here and want to come back again. Roger and Stan planned to visit the Treasure State this year but they had to cancel the trip because of you know what.
The concert video will start at 6:15PM MDT, 7:15PM CDT, 5:15PM PDT, … Bob and I will watch the concert as you do. Wherever you are, we all watch together. The quality of the sound doesn’t do justice to their performance but you will be able to see how amazing the band was! Oh, and please consider a donation to the band.
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* Please add note ‘For the porch concert’.
Here is the video link to the concert.


On Tuesday, October 27th 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, October 27th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Facebook event page


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, October 28th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
(406) 651-5985
Facebook event page


It is sad to hear that great pianist Keith Jarrett will not play anymore because of his physical condition. I am lucky that I had chances to attend his live performances several times. Experiencing live music being created in front of you by wonderful musicians is something beyond words.
Here is Keith Jarrett playing solo piano for encore at a concert in Tokyo 2002. (Danny Boy, Old Man River, Don’t Worry ’Bout Me) 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.
If you feel like helping me with a little reward please donate from “Buy me a glass of wine page“. It is much appreciated!!!