It seems more live jazz are happening in Billings in last few weeks. Hopefully as it gets warmer and more people get vaccinated, we will see more jazz events in Bozeman and other places 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!
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, March 24th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT CRAFT LOCAL IN BILLINGS
On this Thursday, March 25th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. John Roberts’ Jazz Combo will be playing at Craft Local! The band features John Roberts on piano, Scott Jeppesen on sax, Alex Bush on bass, and Roxanne Jeppesen on drums. Please come down and enjoy local art, local music, local brews at the venue! No cover. All ages welcome.
2413 Montana Ave., Billings, MT 59101
Thursday, March 25th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT BUDDY DEFRANCO JAZZ FESTIVAL 2021
University of Montana in Missoula is hosting the 41st annual Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival from March 15th to April 15th. On this Thursday, March 25th they will have a FREE festival gala livestream concert with the Award-winning UM Jazz Ensemble featuring their nationally recognized Jazz Faculty from the Dennison Theatre at 7:30 p.m. For more detail about the festival, please visit the festival’s page on UM’s website. You can read a nice article about the festival and the live stream here on Missoula.com. If you would like to enjoy the Gala concert, please go to showtix4u.com to reserve online space for free!
Thursday, March 25th 7:30 p.m. –
Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival 2021: “Keepin’ The Groove”
ON FRIDAY NIGHT – STREAMING CONCERT SERIES BY ALEX NAUMAN
Billings guitarist Alex Nauman’s live stream concert series “The Hang!” episode 6 with Scott Jeppesen! Here is from Alex :
” “The Hang!” live-stream duo concert series continues THIS FRIDAY with very special guest Scott Jeppesen! Trust me, you do NOT want to miss this! Scott is an incredible saxophonist originally from Los Angeles but now living and teaching in Billings at MSUB. Stream starts 8pm sharp over on my YouTube channel. Join us in the live chat and we’ll be taking questions and comments on the air. We’ve been having a ton of fun on the show, I hope you can join us! These concerts are 100% crowd funded so your donations and tips are greatly appreciated. Thanks for the continued support everyone! “
Alex Nauman’s YouTube Channel
Friday, March 26th 8:00 p.m. – w/ Scott Jeppesen
Please donate/tip to the musicians!
*Suggested donation $10. Donation info will be available on the live stream.
FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE
Couple nights ago, Bob looked for Bill Evans’ album “Portrait in Jazz” by Bill Evans on piano, Scott LaFaro on bass, and Paul Motian on drums while communicating with his musician friend. We could not find the CD in our CD collection somehow so we went online music streaming service. Sadly it is easy to find music online nowadays. Although we really love playing vinyl! So, here it is, “Spring is Here” from the album!
If you are a music fan, I bet you have experienced one particular song stuck in your head and it just does not go away! Today “Fire Waltz” has been stuck in my head for quite a while and I thought I should share with you! “Fire Waltz” by Eric Dolphy & Booker Little Quintet!
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!!!