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 performance Ads, music lessons, where to follow you, etc. I want to feature them on my newsletter!
As I mentioned in my last couple of newsletters, I printed a small amount of my first photo book. My first baby steps. It’s called “雪景 – Sekkei. 空景 – Kukei.” If you are interested, please scroll down.
ON 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!
Levity Bar and Bistro
1027 Shiloh Crossing Blvd Suite 8, Billings, MT 59102
Wednesday, December 30th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
BENDING TOWARDS THE LIGHT | A JAZZ NATIVITY – THROUGH JAN 7TH (ONLINE EVENT)
This event is by Kindred Spirits + Bozeman Film Celebration
THE JAZZ NATIVITY IS THE CHRISTMAS STORY TOLD THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF JAZZ. FEATURING JAZZ GREATS DAVE BRUBECK, LIONEL HAMPTON & TITO PUENTE
Composed, arranged and produced by Anne Phillips, “Bending Towards the Light .. A Jazz Nativity” is the traditional Christmas story told through the medium of jazz.Through the years many great jazz artists, including Dave Brubeck, Lionel Hampton snd Tito Puente, have been a part of it playing the roles of the kings, shepherds and angels. Charles Kuralt was the host. It is both moving and joyful and has become an annual family event.
Performed in full costume, the Jazz Nativity is a wonderful combination of theater, jazz and opera.
**After purchasing your ticket, you’ll receive a Vimeo link in your email inbox. This link gives you online access to the show from Thanksgiving through January 7, 2021. **
For more information, please visit their eventbrite page!
FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE
Our friend and one of the biggest jazz fans in Bozeman Greg recommended to check jazz singer Judy Niemack. Judy, who lives in Berlin, is a jazz singer, composer, lyricist and educator who performs regularly and teaches vocal improvisation throughout the world. Greg sent me a YouTube video of her singing of “The Island” by Ivan Lins with Jeanfrançois Prins on guitar, Dan Haerle on piano, Bob Bowman on bass, and Jack Mouse on drums.
Here is another one. Judy sings “For All We Know” by J. Fred Coots.
I have shared on my newsletter about the radio show “B&K Cafe” by Bill McGlaughlin and Karrin Allison. Bill is a classic musician, composer, and conductor with a variety of orchestras, from the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra to the Kansas City Symphony. Karrin Allison is an internationally acclaimed singer, pianist, composer, teacher, and bandleader with 15 CD’s and 5 Grammy Nominations. Their show “B&K Cafe” is available online and you can listen to all the programs on WWFM website! The latest show (Dec 18th) was an eclectic Holiday Show and they featured music from Bach, to Karrin’s, INTERSTRING, Bill McGlaughlin’s orchestra composition ‘Solstice’ and Louis Armstrong.
PHOTO BOOK “SEKKEI. KUKEI”
My photo book “雪景 – Sekkei. 空景 – Kukei.” for sale!
To friends who bought my 2021 calendar, thank you so much for your support! I printed a small amount of my first photo book which are my first baby steps.
About the title. Japanese “Sekkei” means snowscape. “Sekkei” is combination of these words: Yuki (snow) and Kei (scenery, landscape view, scene.) ”Kukei”, I made up this word to go with “Sekkei”. I used a combination of the words: Ku (sky, space) and Kei to title my photos of sky.
So here are my humble works, “Sekkei. Kukei”. (11.5 x 8.5 inch, 22 pages)
$28 include shipping (U.S. only)
Please order via PayPal or Venmo. Don’t forget to add your shipping address.
PayPal : https://py.pl/16uBzE
Venmo : @Yae-Inoue
If you prefer sending a check or cash, please contact me a via Contact page.
BigSkyJazz.net 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!!!