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 Erik Olson which was fantastic! You can watch the concert on Alex’s YouTube channel.
As I have mentioned, 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 to the bottom.


As I mentioned in the beginning, bassist Bob Bowman, guitarist Alex Nauman, and pianist Erik Olson will be playing at Billings Petroleum Club on Wednesday, January 27th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please come join the band for wonderful food and drink, great music, and beautiful view from 22nd floor of DoubleTree Hotel. The club is private so if you are not a member, please make a reservation for the live music.
Petroleum Club, Billings
(406) 252-6700
22nd floor of DoubleTree hotel, Billings (27 North 27th Street)
Wednesday, January 27th 6:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


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
(406) 651-5985
1027 Shiloh Crossing Blvd Suite 8, Billings, MT 59102
Wednesday, January 27th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Facebook event page


From our friend and wonderful guitarist Alex Nauman : “THIS FRIDAY! Check out Episode 2 of my new live streaming series “The Hang!” featuring great friend and legendary bassist Bob Bowman. This session is happening at 8pm [mountain time] over on my YouTube channel. Please tune in and participate in the live chat as we will be fielding questions and comments from YOU! It’s going to be a blast. P.S. this is a BYOB event, please plan accordingly lol.”
Alex Nauman’s YouTube Channel
Friday, January 29th 8:00 p.m. – w/ Bob Bowman
Please donate/tip to the musicians!
*Suggested donation $10. Donation info will be available on the live stream.


One of the great benefits of having a husband who is a great musician with great taste, I have more opportunities for exquisite music without exploring.
Last week Bob mentioned vibraphonist Gary Burton‘s album “Duster” which was recorded in 1967 with Larry Coryell on guitar, Steve Swallow on double bass, Roy Haynes on drums. Very cool album! Here is the first tune rom the album called “Ballet” on YouTube!
Talk about Steve Swallow, I just love this beautiful tune “Lawns” by Carla Bley and Steve Swallow. The link is from their performance. The way look each other is as touching as their sounds!


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 :
Venmo : @Yae-Inoue
If you prefer sending a check or cash, please contact me a via Contact page. 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!!!