Our internet was down and could not send out this week’s newsletter yesterday!
There are lots of music events this week!! After Bob’s gig at Red Tractor Pizza with Bob Nell and MJ Williams on Friday, we will be headed to the Midwest. It will be a great music trip!
This concert in Missoula will be over a month away but the music will be amazing and limited seating so I thought I should share the info early. Loren Stillman: saxophone, Bob Bowman: bass, David Morgenroth: piano, Ed Stalling: drums will be playing at Headwaters Dance Company in Missoula on October 23rd. Please visit the concert’s Facebook event page to make reservations!
* To musician friends, if you would like to add your message, on going projects like new albums, etc. on BigSkyJazz.net please contact me!
* Details of these concerts can be changed due to artists/venues’ circumstances.

TONIGHT! AT BILLINGS PETROLEUM CLUB

Live jazz at member’s club Billings Petroleum Club is open to the public! Please come down and enjoy good service, delicious food and drink, and of course fantastic live jazz with a great view from the 22nd floor of the Doubletree hotel! This week guitarist Alex Nauman and pianist Erik Olson will be making beautiful sounds from 6:00 p.m.!
Billings Petroleum Club
(406) 252-6700
22nd floor of DoubleTree hotel, Billings (27 North 27th Street)
Wednesday, September 15th 6:00p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
http://billingspetroleumclub.com/

TONIGHT! AT ON BROADWAY IN HELENA

This Wednesday at a popular Italian restaurant On Broadway in Helena, Matt Austin Quartet will be playing from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.! Matt Austin on saxophone, Nicole Austin on bass, Steve Gores on keys, and Jeremy Slead on drums! Join the band for Jazz standards, drinks, and fantastic food at Helena’s premiere dining establishment!
On Broadway
106 E Broadway St, Helena, MT 59601
(406) 443-1929
Wednesday, September 15th 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Facebook event page

TONIGHT! 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
(406) 651-5985
Wednesday, September 15th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Levity Facebook page

ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT HENRY’S GARAGE IN BILLINGS

A fundraiser for a great cause! There will be 3rd annual Whiskey & Wine fundraiser at Henry’s Garage in Billings on Thursday hosted by Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale. There will be a live music by saxophonist Scott Jeppesen, pianist Erik Olson, and bassist Mike Leslie.
“Every year the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale (BSOC) sends musicians out in the community over 120 times! They are in schools, rural community centers, school districts who have no music program, senior homes, memory care centers, the MT Women’s Prison, St. Vincent Healthcare Long-term Pediatric Center, and of course everybody’s favorite summer activity – Symphony in the Park.
In order to provide these programs to our community we rely on the generous support from grants, sponsorships and fundraising programs. The Billings Symphony Silent Auction is a big part of making it happen!”
The Silent Auction is live and you can participate from their website. Ticket from $50~.
Henry’s Garage
12 Garden Ave, Billings, MT 59101
(406)855-7999
Thursday, September 16th 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Facebook event page

ON FRIDAY AT HUB COFFEE IN HELENA

In you are around in Helena this Friday, September 17th, please check a live music by Steve Gores & Friends! The store hours can be changed from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. so please make sure to check the live music hours before you go!
Hub Coffee
314 N Last Chance Gulch Helena, MT 59601
(406) 422-1102
Friday, September 17th 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Hub Coffee Facebook page

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON

This Friday, September 17th 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
(406) 222-1350
Friday, September 17th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
https://murrayhotel.com/

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE HISTORY MUSEUM IN GREAT FALLS

John Roberts y Pan Blanco returns to The History Museum Ozark Club on Friday, September 17th! Join them for a night of Afro-Cuban Jazz and dancing!!
The History Museum
422 2nd St S Great Falls, MT 59405
(406) 452-3462
Friday, September 17th 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Facebook event page

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA IN BOZEMAN

Friday Live jazz at Red Tractor Pizza! This week Bob Bowman on bass, Bob Nell on piano, and MJ Williams on vocals/trombone will be making great sounds! The last time Bob Squared played at RTP was on Feb 28th, 2020. Having wonderful MJ with Nell and Bowman will make the night very special!! 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
(406) 359-1999
Friday, September 17th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Facebook event page

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT CIKAN HOUSE

From guitarist Craig Hall!
“Hi guys. Friday, September 17 mid west vocalist Alycia Duprey and Dr Scott Jeppesen will be here with Michael Steele, Josh Poole and me at The Cikan House  (31 Hitching Post Road, south Bozeman.) This will be a goodn.’ We’ll monitor Covid dangers and will announce, as the concert nears, whether masks will be required. (Your individual input meanwhile is welcome.) You might remember Alycia as Alycia Vince, as she was known as in this region before moving to the mid west and getting hitched or whatever. Her style is one minute classic jazz, the next minute very brave, open and free. 
Dr. Jeppesen has played with Bobby McFerrin, Burt Bacharach, friggn STEVIE WONDER, Manhattan Transfer, Steve Miller, Natalie Cole, Al Jarreau blah blah blah and teaches sax now at MSU Billings. We’ll be delivering classic and modern jazz.
Concert time 7 PM. Tix $25. Reservations are a must. We’ll hold the numbers down a tad for safety. (And some seats have already been reserved by Wyoming fans who will drive here for the concert.) Contact Craig Hall at craig@craighallmusic.com or 551-3496 for reservations. I’ll get right back to you. Then venmo me (Craig-Hall-13) or send me a check (1510 S Grand Ave) or whistle me down as I drive by downtown or something or just pay at the door (in that case LET ME KNOW if you decide you can’t make it after all. I’ll keep a waiting list.)addendum: I have fancy new guitar toys and a new good joke. Josh has one too. Alycia does too, though hers isn’t as funny. Scott’s you’ll have to get directly from him in private, maybe on break.  wwwWWWEEEEeee!!!”
Cikan House
31 Hitching Post RD. Bozeman, MT
Friday, September 17th 7:00p.m.
Ticket $25
Reservation : craig@craighallmusic.com 

ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT WILD GINGER IN BILLINGS

Come join Matt Austin Quartet at Wild Ginger in Billings on Saturday night!! Matt Austin, Nicole Austin, Garrett Stannard, and Cole Bass will be making fantastic sounds for your Saturday night fun! Enjoy the quartet’s music with delicious Asian cuisine and drinks!!
Wild Ginger
2713 Montana Ave Billings, MT 59101
(406) 252-4486
Saturday, September 18th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Facebook event page

PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN ENCORE PERFORMANCE BY JENI FLEMING

Jeni Fleming Featuring: Eric Funk (piano), Michael Steele (bass), & Adam Greenberg (drums).

Having recently performed a portion of their concert for The Bozeman Symphony’s “Ranch Around” (Aug. 18), JENI FLEMING & her combo decided to perform the “full concert” while the beautiful summer weather holds. Fingers crossed…

DATE & TIME:
Sunday, September 19, 2021
6pm “Doors” 
6:30-7:30pm Concert 

TICKETS/RESERVATIONS:
No need to purchase a ticket, no need to RSVP.
Bring your own chair (concert is outdoors) & support the artists however you are able. Feel free to bring a friend, or 2, or 3!
($20 suggested donation)
* This event is extremely casual, dress appropriately and/or bring blankets should the temperature drop when the sun sets.

LOCATION:
The home of Mike & Sharon Beehler 
144 Heather Lane
Bozeman, MT 59715
We would very much like to eliminate/minimize traffic inside the Beehler’s home. Be sure to use the facilities before you come to the concert. Thank you for understanding.

FORCE MAJEURE:
If there is rain (or snow, God forbid) the day of, the concert will be cancelled with no rescheduled date. If the weather is ambiguous text (406) 579-8382 for confirmation & we will do our best to communicate in a timely fashion.

We look forward to seeing you there!!!
Jeni, Eric, Michael & Adam
Masks outside optional. 
Masks inside REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES.

ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE EAGLES IN BOZEMAN THE BRIDGER MOUNTAIN BIG BAND

Sunday night big band fun! Please join Bridger Mountain Big Band at Bozeman Eagles Club!
The Bridger Mountain Big Band or small combo performs at The Eagles on every Sunday led by a drummer Adam Greenberg.  No cover charge but there will be a tip jar so be generous.  For more information please check https://www.facebook.com/TheBridgerMountainBigBand/.
Bozeman Eagles Club & Ballroom
316 E Main St Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 587-9996
Sunday, September 19th 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


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