New weekly live jazz will start on this Saturday at Tune Up Bar, a basement bar of Kimton Armory Hotel Bozeman! There will be live jazz on every Saturday from 8pm – 10pm. Please scroll down for more details.
My first photo book “雪景 – Sekkei. 空景 – Kukei.” is still on sale!


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, February 3rd 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Facebook event page


Live jazz is back to Bozeman at “Tune Up Bar” of Kimptom Armory Hotel! This week, Saturday, February 6th from 8 to 10 PM guitarist Craig Hall and bassist Micheal Steele will be making beautiful sounds at the bar, the cozy underground bar on the west side of the hotel! Please come down and enjoy live jazz and delicious drink! No cover.
Tune Up Bar
(406) 551-7702
24 W. Mendenhall St. Bozeman, MT 59715 (Kimpton Armory Hotel)
Saturday, February 6th 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Facebook event page


Our friend and Bozeman jazz fan Greg has sent me recommendations which I could not add last newsletters. (Sorry, Greg!!) One recommendation was Montana’s own Kristin Korb who now lives in Denmark. I met Kristin and enjoyed her performances in Montana in 2019 when she toured in the U.S. Kristin has YouTube channel where you can watch lots of her videos. Here is a link to one of her latest live performances “Zanzibar” by Kristin Korb Quartet! And this is a quote from Greg’s message “BTW, she (Kristin Korb) once did an early-afternoon in-store at Music Villa, which I attended. During the Q&A, cats were asking her a lot of technical, and rather nerdy, bass-player questions. I got the final question, and asked her what she drew on for creative inspiration. In response, she rhapsodized about she had just eaten for lunch!

One more recommendation by Greg is pianist Hal Galper who is a jazz pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader, educator, and writer. Hal is featured on Jazz Video Guy’s interview on YouTube “The Hang – Hal Galper’s Master Class”. It is one hour interview. If you would like to know more about him, here is Hal Galper’s website where he offers lessons, articles, etc. .

As I wrote in my last newsletter, guitarist Alex Nauman and bassist Bob Bowman played at Alex’s live stream “The Hang!” last week. The duo made fantastic music and the audience loved it! Unfortunately a sound issue occurred in the middle of the stream (around 42mins) so they had to restart the stream which made two separate videos of the concert : Part1 and Part 2.
Here are the links to Alex and Bob’s concert! And you still can donate!
“The Hang” . S1 E2 . Bob Bowman (Part 1)
“The Hang” . S1 E2 . Bob Bowman (part 2)


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!!!