This will be probably the last jazz news from warm an lovely Point Richmond, CA. My next BigSkyJazz news will be from somewhere between CA and The Treasure State!
* 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! The Happy Hour is 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Levity Bar and Bistro
1027 Shiloh Crossing Blvd Suite 8, Billings, MT 59102
Wednesday, January 12th 7:00 p.m. –
Levity Facebook page
ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA IN BOZEMAN
Friday Live jazz at Red Tractor Pizza! This week, Orin Gunderson on trumpet, Eddie Tsuru on bass, and Adam Greenberg on drums will be making fantastic sounds! Please come down and enjoy your Friday night with live jazz and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine! Performance time : 6-8PM.
Red Tractor pizza
1007 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
Friday, January 14th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON
This Friday, January 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, January 14th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE INDEPENDENT IN BIG SKY
The Craig Hall Trio: Craig Hall on guitar, Michael Steele on bass, and Josh Poole on drums, will play at the opening of The Independent on Friday, January 7th in Big Sky. Formerly “Big Sky Theater,” The Independent is a family-centered, multifaceted community center. The reopening will be 4:00 p.m. The trio will perform from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. No music Charge. And They will play most Fridays through the ski season!
Here is the band’s short bio if you don’t know about these fantastic musicians already!
“The Craig Hall Trio is lead by old man Bozeman guitarist Craig Hall, who has operated as a sideman for endless jazz and jazz-influenced groups, having traveled several continents and most states. Also having ventured into blues, folk and early American acoustic music, his main study has been mainstream jazz, and his main current project is to meld the history of jazz guitar into forward-reaching music that connects directly with his mountainous surroundings. Drummer Josh Poole, a welcome transplant to Montana, has studied jazz at The New School in New York City. In Montana when not drumming he is studying sustainable agricultural strategies. Acoustic bassist Michael Steele is a music therapist and classical guitar instructor originally from the Oakland, California area, fascinated by modern mainstream jazz. The three are endeavoring to break the molds of jazz, even while reverently delivering it. Expect open spacious sounds interspersed with rhythmically complex improvisations and shifting harmony… And some Beatles.”
50 Ousel Falls Road Big Sky, MT 59716
Friday, January 14th 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Independent’s Facebook page
ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT WILD GINGER IN BILLINGS
If you are around Billings, MT this Saturday, please come and join this fabulous quartet: Scott Jeppesen on saxophone, Craig Hall on guitar, Michael Steele on bass, and Josh Poole on drums! They will be making great sounds to make your Saturday night even better. Enjoy their music with I delicious Asian cuisine and drinks!!
2713 Montana Ave Billings, MT 59101
Saturday, January 15th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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
Sunday, January 16th 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS
THE ANY EVERYTHING ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT
From Alex Platt!
“We are confirmed for our album release concert on February 26th, 2022! We are excited to be releasing an album of jazz featuring Michelle Manzo Cobb on vocals, Bob Bowman on bass, Cheyenne John-Henderson on piano, and Alex Platt on drums! Join us for an intimate evening of music, and pick up a CD while you’re at it! This is a special “limited release” event before we make the album available on downloading or streaming platforms, with only a limited number of physical copies available. RSVP here or by messaging Alex Platt. Seating is extremely limited, reservations are highly recommended. RSVP here or message Alex Platt directly!”
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