Bob and I will be on the road again from next Friday to the West Coast! Bob will play in Portland area, Oregon Coast, and LA. We will miss Montana, our home, but the trip will be wonderful! I will share about the trip on BigSkyJazz.
* 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, June 16th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Levity Facebook page
ON THURSDAY EVENING AT MAIN ST. MARKET IN BOZEMAN
This Thursday, June 17th from 5:00 pm. to 8:00 p.m. Cheyenne John-Henderson on keyboard, Bob Bowman on bass, and Josh Poole on drums will be making fantastic sounds at Main St. Market in Bozeman! Main St. Market is “Bodega, Cafe, Wine bar” on the main street of downtown Bozeman. If you are around Bozeman this Thursday, please come down to check the market and enjoy the live jazz by this wonderful trio!!
Main St. Market
233 E. Main Street Suite 101, Bozeman, MT 59715
Thursday, June 17th 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT ALBERTA BAIR THEATER IN BILLINGS
Rimrock Hot Club will be playing at newly remodeled Alberta Bair Theater on Thursday, June 17th! The band plays hot swing and jazz manouche music in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Rimrock Hot Club features Trevor Kreiger on violin, Scott Jeppesen on clarinet, Alex Nauman on guitar, David Banuelos on guitar, and Mark Bryan on upright bass! The tickets are available online at Alberta Bair Theater’s website for $22 ( $17 Student ).
Alberta Bair Theater
2801 3rd Ave N Billings, MT 59101
Thursday, June 17th 7:30 p.m. –
ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON
This Friday, June 18th at the Murray Hotel in Livingston, pianist Matt Ridgeway will be playing solo piano from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.! He will make some Jazz, Brazilian, and Cuban piano music in the Murray Hotel’s cozy lobby. If you are looking for a lovely relaxing time with live piano, please join him and enjoy the beautiful sounds!
The Murray Hotel
201 W Park St Livingston, MT 59047
Friday, June 18th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA IN BOZEMAN
Friday Live jazz at Red Tractor Pizza! From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Alex Robilotta on guitar, Eddie Tsuru on bass, and Adam Greenberg on drums will be making exciting and excellent sounds! They will be playing some of their originals and standards and more. Please come down and enjoy your Friday night with live music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine!
Red Tractor pizza
1007 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
Friday, June 18th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT WILD GINGER IN BILLINGS
Saturday night fun! Come down to Wild Ginger in Billings and join this wonderful band: Scott Jeppesen on saxophone, Mike Leslie on bass, Keller Paulson on drums, and John Roberts on “whateverislayingaround”! They will play latin jazz, soul and blues. No music charge!
2713 Montana Ave Billings, MT 59101
Saturday, June 19th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Wild Ginger Facebook page
ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT WALKERS GRILL IN BILLINGS
On Father’s Day, Sunday June 20th, a wonderful pianist Erik Olson will be playing at Walkers Grill in Billings with Parker Brown on bass and Bill Honaker on drums. While most of the songs are deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, you can expect an eclectic set featuring a variety of different styles and genres. Please come down to enjoy the beautiful sounds the trio create with Walker’s delicious food and drinks! No music charge.
2700 1st Ave N Billings, MT 59101
Sunday, June 20th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE
Bob and I watched an old film about Bill Evans last night. It is an interview with Bill Evans by his brother Harry on creative process and self-teaching. Their conversation was so deep and meaningful that we will watch again definitely to absorb things he told in the program. You can watch the interview here on YouTube “Universal Mind of Bill Evans (1966 Documentary)”
UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS
June 24th @ Main St. Market in Bozeman
Cheyenne John-Henderson on keyboard, Bob Bowman on bass, Josh Poole on drums
June 25th @ Red Tractor Pizza in Bozeman
Alex Robilotta on guitar, Eddie Tsuru on bass, Adam Greenberg on drums
Eric Richards Big Band – Summer 2021 Concert/Dance
Friday, July 30th
7.00p: CONCERT in Kinnison Hall at Whitney Arts Center
Saturday, July 31st 7.00p – 10.00: Outdoor Big Band Dance in Whitney Commons downtown Sheridan
August 8th @ Cikan House in Bozeman
John Stowell on guitar, David Morgenroth on piano, Bob Bowman on bass
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