Last Monday, Bob and I visited Bozeman drummer Alex Platt’s studio for a recording. Then we heard about musician from Bozeman Joe Knapp’s passing. To be honest, I didn’t know about him except seeing his pics and name on FB. He was not in a jazz circle but in all other kinds. I heard he was very supportive and friend of tons of people. It is sad to know such a beautiful person leaving us and surely he will be hugely missed. Rest In Peace, Joe Knapp. Here a link to Music Villa’s page in tribute to Joe.
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TONIGHT! 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!
The Jazz Jam night was featured on “Simple Local Magazine” with a nice introduction of the venue!
Levity Bar and Bistro
1027 Shiloh Crossing Blvd Suite 8, Billings, MT 59102
Wednesday, May 12th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Levity Facebook page
ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON
This Friday, May 14th at the Murray Hotel in Livingston, great jazz pianist and composer Bob Nell will be playing solo piano from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.! He is not only well known and respected musician in Montana but has played all over the country. Please come down to enjoy the beautiful sounds he creates in the Murray Hotel’s cozy lobby! No music charge.
The Murray Hotel
201 W Park St Livingston, MT 59047
Friday, May 14th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT CRAFT LOCAL IN BILLINGS
This Friday, May 14th The Brickhouse Band will be performing at Craft Local in Billings from 9:00 to 11:00p.m.. The band will play from Funk to Country, and Rock to Jazz! No cover charge / all ages welcome.
2413 Montana Ave., Billings, MT 59101
Friday, May 14th 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE
As I am composing this week’s jazz newsletter, this concert by McCoy Tyner feat. Bobby Hutcherson and Stefano di Battista at JazzBaltica in 2002. McCoy Tyner on piano, Bobby Hutcherson on vibraphone, Charnett Moffett on bass, Eric Harland on drums, and Stefano di Battista on saxophone. Here is the link to the video on YouTube!
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