I have been very busy with my work and tax (both Japan and the U.S.) since last week and could not do the weekly jazz news. I am sorry!
Today on Thursday and tomorrow on Friday, there are couple of jazz happenings in Billings. One is a streaming concert “The Hang!” by Alex Nauman so wherever you are, you can catch the live stream! Please scroll down for the detail!
* To musician friends, if you would like to add your message, on going projects like new albums, etc. on BigSkyJazz.net please contact me!


Tonight, On Thursday March 11th! MSU-Billings Jazz Ensemble will be at Craft Local to lay some smooth grooves for your Thursday night enjoyment! All ages welcome. No charge!
Craft Local
2413 Montana Ave., Billings, MT 59101
(406) 702-1458
Thursday, March 11th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Facebook event page


Billings guitarist Alex Nauman’s live stream concert series “The Hang!” episode 5 with Keller Paulson! Here is from Alex :
“Hope everyone is having a good week! I am super pumped to announce that this week’s live-stream episode of “The Hang!” is going to be broadcasting from the beautifully renovated Kirks’ Grocery!!! Very excited to play some new music for you all with good friend, incredible drummer, and all-around hilarious guy Keller Paulson! We kick off at 8pm [MT] over on the Youtube channel. Please join and roast us in the live-chat. We’ll be taking questions and comments on-air from the chat with De Leon, Stan Parker, and more! This series is 100% crowd-funded so please donate to the stream. A TON of work goes into producing these shows, so every donation is greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone for the support!!!”
Alex Nauman’s YouTube Channel
Friday, February 26th 8:00 p.m. – w/ Keller Paulson
Please donate/tip to the musicians!
*Suggested donation $10. Donation info will be available on the live stream.


I love listening to music while I sit down and relax with a cup of coffee or glass of wine. Also music helps keep me going while I am working or doing house chores. Last Saturday, I was working for quite a long time and really needed some good music. I turned on a music streaming service and found this album. “Out of the Afternoon” (1962) by great jazz drummer Roy Haynes which I didn’t know about. The band features Roland Kirk on tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, C flute, nose flute, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Henry Grimes on bass, and Roy Haynes on drums. Whatever I was doing, their music boosted me for sure!! Here is a link to the album “Out of the Afternoon”!!

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