Tomorrow, October 27th I will be 50 yo. A half a century young!
* 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.

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
(406) 651-5985
Wednesday, October 27th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Levity Facebook page

ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT ON BROADWAY IN HELENA

Enjoy your favorite jazz tunes at one of Helena’s favorite dinner spots. Delicious food, amazing cocktails, and live music this Thursday at On Broadway! This week Matt Austin on saxophone, Steven Gores on piano, Jason Slead on bass, Jeremy Slead on drums will be performing!
On Broadway
106 E Broadway St, Helena, MT 59601
(406) 443-1929
Thursday, October 28th 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE MIDWAY GRILL AND BREWS IN BILLINGS

If you are around Billings this Thursday, drop by The Midway Grill and Brews! The Midwest has weekly jazz on Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This week Sam Woodis on piano and Alex Nauman on guitar will be performing! Please join the duo and enjoy their fantastic sounds with casual American cuisine and beverages from local breweries!
The Midwest Grill and Brews
1603 Grand Avenue Suite 1045A, Billings, MT 59102
(406) 702-1888
Thursday, October 28th 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Midway Grill and Brews Facebook

ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT CRAFT LOCAL IN BILLINGS

MSUB Jazz Ensemble is here to lay some smooth grooves for your Thursday night enjoyment! Please come and join the band at Craft Local to enjoy the music with some delicious local beer and wine! All ages welcome/Free music charge.
Craft Local
2413 Montana Ave., Billings, MT 59101
(406) 702-1458
Thursday, October 28th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA IN BOZEMAN

Friday Live jazz at Red Tractor Pizza! This week MJ Williams on vocals & trombone, Ann Tappan on piano, Bob Bowman on bass will be making beautiful and unique sounds! Please come down and enjoy your Friday night with live music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine! New winter schedule : 6-8PM. 
Red Tractor pizza
1007 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 359-1999
Friday, October 29th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON

This Friday, October 29th at the Murray Hotel in Livingston, pianist Matt Ridgeway and bassist Michael Steele will be playing from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby! If you are looking for a lovely relaxing time with live jazz, please join this fantastic duo and enjoy the beautiful sounds!
The Murray Hotel
201 W Park St Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 222-1350
Friday, October 29th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
https://murrayhotel.com/

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.  To see more information and actual performance schedule, please check https://www.facebook.com/TheBridgerMountainBigBand/.
Bozeman Eagles Club & Ballroom
316 E Main St Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 587-9996
Sunday, October 30th 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

ON NOVEMBER 4TH
PARK HIGH JAZZ FT. ERICA VON KLEIST IN LIVINGSTON

On November 4th at 7:30pm the Park High School Jazz Program will host a concert featuring New York Saxophonist turned Montana resident, Erica von Kleist. $10 GA // $5 Students – The Attic, Livingston MT
Erica von Kleist:
“Having graduated from the Juilliard School, Erica’s first endeavors were as a sidewoman in several jazz ensembles, including the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Chris Potter’s Tentet, and Rufus Reid’s big band. Throughout her tenure in NYC Erica was awarded several accolades from ASCAP and the Martin Segal Foundation at Lincoln Center, in addition to releasing several albums as a bandleader. After touring and recording for many years, Erica then found herself in the orchestra pit for The Addams Family on Broadway, which solidified her love and passion for musical theater. In 2012 Erica relocated to Whitefish, MT where she started several business endeavors, began a teaching studio, self-published a music theory textbook, and discovered her talents as a songwriter and comedian.”
The Attic
110 N Main St, 2nd Floor Livingston, MT 59047
(406) 222-0665
Thursday, November 4th 7:30 p.m.
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ON NOVEMBER 6TH & 7TH
BOWMAN / STILLMAN / MORGENROTH IN BOZEMAN & BASIN

Please mark your calendar! These amazing musicians : Bob Bowman on bass, Loren Stillman on saxophone, David Morgenroth on piano will be playing on Sat, Nov 6th at lovely Cikan House in Bozeman and on Sun, Nov7th at Basin Creek in Basin.
The trio will be making beautiful, deep, and honest sounds that you don’t want to miss. They will play songs from the American song book and originals with lots of interplay. If you don’t know about them, please check the bios below. They are great masters of jazz and super nice people!

On November 6th at Cikan House
31 Hitching Post RD. Bozeman, MT
Saturday, November 6th 4:00 p.m.
Please make reservations to secure your seats. Also don’t forget to bring your mask and your own drinks!
Recommended donation $20.00 or whatever you wish to pay
Reservation : yaezo1027@gmail.com
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On November 7th at Basin Creek
82 Basin St Basin, MT 59631
Sunday, November 7th 5:00 p.m.
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Bob Bowman
Bob Bowman has performed with numbers of artists including Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Frank Mantooth, Carmen McRae, Pat Coil, Freddie Hubbard, Bud Shank, Ed Soph, Karrin Allyson, Dan Haerle, Steve Houghton, Steve Allee, Bill Mays, Clay Jenkins, Danny Embrey, Todd Strait, Loren Stillman, Bob Sheppard, Matt Otto, Rod Fleeman, John Stowell, Jerry Hahn, Bobby Watson and others. Bob has toured around the world and been on many recordings that have won or been nominated for GRAMMY awards. While performing with these artists, he works with his own bands including the legendary Kansas City group, INTERSTRING and BOWDOG. Also he has dedicated himself to jazz education. Bob now resides in Montana continuing to play and influence the music scene.
http://bobbowman-lownote.com/

Loren Stillman
The music of Brooklyn-based saxophonist and composer, Loren Stillman, has found acclaimed reviews in such publications as The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, Jazziz, Jazz Times, and National Public Radio, marking him as an innovative voice of modern jazz. 
Alongside an impressive record of performances, recordings, and master-classes with his own ensembles, Stillman has performed and recorded alongside The Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra, Paul Motian Trio 2000+2, Carla Bley, John Abercrombie, Michael Formanek: Ensemble Kolassus, Ralph Alessi, Andy Milne’s DAPP Theory, Michele Rosewoman Quintessence, Tyshawn Sorey Oblique, Brad Shepik, Vic Juris and The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. 
https://www.lorenstillman.com/

David Morgenroth
David Morgenroth is a solo and collaborative artist in classical, jazz and popular genres. He holds graduate degrees in both classical piano and jazz studies from the University of North Texas (UNT), including the first doctoral degree in jazz performance awarded by that institution. He has performed across the United States and Canada as well as in Europe, Asia and South America, with such luminaries as Micheal Brecker, Buddy DeFranco, Benny Golson, Lionel Hampton, Freddie Hubbard, Gary Peacock, Toots Thielemans, and Joe Williams.
David has released four recordings under his own name, collaborating with notables like Chris Potter and Bob Sheppard (saxophones), Drew Gress and Chris Colangelo (bass), and Joe LaBarbera (drums). Bill Donaldson of Jazz News writes, “Morgenroth provides evidence of a style shaped by intelligence, clarity of conception, and even an elegance that shimmers. He possesses both invention and originality of sound in abundance.”
http://davidmorgenroth.com/

ON NOVEMBER 6TH
JOHN ROBERTS Y PAN BLANCO – ALBUM RELEASE PARTY AT LEWIS & CLARK TAP ROOM IN HELENA

Join John Roberts y Pan Blanco for the album release party of “Soul Ain’t Got No Color” by the John Roberts Y Pan Blanco at Lewis & Clark Tap Room in Helena on Sunday, November 6th!! It’s going to be super fun event!
$5 cover
About John Roberts y Pan Blanco : “With an incredibly energetic band of high level musicians, Pan Blanco is an original sounding ensemble that is designed to make the audience move. Many years of touring and performing experiences with West African, Funk, Soul, Salsa, Jazz and R&B ensembles have led to this project. John Roberts and Pan Blanco are melding high energy, danceable Funk, African and Salsa grooves with blistering instrumental solos, all aimed at sharing the love of the music with the audience.”
Lewis & Clark Tap Room
1517 Dodge Ave Helena, MT 59601
(406) 442-5960
Saturday, November 6th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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  • Thursday, November 18th @ Craft Local in Billings : Bob Bowman on bass, Erik Olson on piano, Alex Nauman on guitar
  • Friday, November 19th @ The Murray Hotel in Livingston : Matt Ridgeway on piano, Bob Bowman on bass
  • Saturday, November 20th @ Wild Ginger in Billings : Matt Ridgeway on keyboard, Bob Bowman on bass, Josh Poole on drums
  • Sunday, November 21st @ Walkers Grill in Billings : Alex Nauman on guitar, Erik Olson on keyboard, Bob Bowman on bass, Bill Honaker on drums

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