We’ve been having warm early spring days around Hebgen. We don’t like slushy ground but appreciate a warm sunny day anytime!
I bet some of you caught live jazz at The Tune Up Bar in Bozeman. They changed genre of music so there won’t be live jazz at the venue for a while. Although they keep live music on Saturdays and I believe jazz will be back again.
* To musician friends, if you would like to add your message, on going projects like new albums, etc. on BigSkyJazz.net please contact me!


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


We love watching a full moon in Montana in a winter, especially with snow on the ground. The photo above was taken on December 28th 2020 as the full moon was rising. The latest full moon, on February 27th, was called “Snow Moon”. We caught it in the morning and it was just gorgeous!


Regarding Yae’s moon at sunrise photo. I don’t think moonlight in Vermont has anything on moonlight in Montana.
You all are aware of how the pandemic has affected live music of course. I just read an article about what jobs have been the most adversely affected.The performing arts are not even mentioned. Maybe not considered to be a job?


Last Friday, guitarist Alex Nauman’s live streams series “The Hang!” had Bozeman guitarist Craig Hall as a guest! As many of you know Craig has been greatly appreciated as a musician and educator in Montana for long time. If you missed “The Hang”, you still can catch the show on Alex’s YouTube channel. There was a sound issue so they had to restore the connection and that divided the concert in two parts. You can watch other concerts from the series on Alex’s YouTube channel too!
“The Hang” . S1 E4 . Craig Hall (Part 1)
“The Hang” . S1 E4 . Craig Hall (Part 2)
“The Hang” . S1 E3 . Parker Brown
“The Hang” . S1 E2 . Bob Bowman (Part 1)
“The Hang” . S1 E2 . Bob Bowman (part 2)
“The Hang” S1 E1 Erik Olson

Ok, unfortunately not much going on this week. I’ll leave you with this live album “Skol” (1971) by Oscar Peterson on piano with Joe Pass on guitar, Stephane Grappelli on violin, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Mickey Roker on drums.
And “Misty” by Michel Petrucciani on piano and Stéphane Grappelli on violin. Probably my favorite version of the song.

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