I have received messages from Montana musicians about exciting music events in February! Please check Upcoming Jazz & More Concerts after checking this week’s jazz happenings.
Hey, I still have several 2022 calendars left! If you are interested and would like to support BigSkyJazz, please take a look 2022 Calendar page. Since it is already 2022, now it’s a discount price!
* 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 19th 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 Chris Naro 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 21st 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
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 Independent on Friday, January 21st in Big Sky. Formerly “Big Sky Theater,” The Independent is a family-centered, multifaceted community center. The trio will perform from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. No music Charge.
50 Ousel Falls Road Big Sky, MT 59716
Friday, January 21st 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
The Independent’s Facebook page
ON SATURDAY NIGHT “CELEBRATE AND DEFEND ABORTION ACCESS IN MONTANA” – ONLINE EVENT
An event designed to empower, engage, inspire, resist, vote and even make us laugh!
Join the online event to celebrate and defend abortion access with some of Montana’s favorite musicians (award-winning Jazz musicians M.J. Williams and Ann Tappan, singer-songwriter Judy Fjell), comedian Sarah Aswell, MT Poet Laureate Melissa Kwasny and special guests: Denise Juneau, former MT Superintendent of Public Instruction, and State Representative Alice Buckley. Our MC is Democrashe President Kolieka Seigle!
This is a benefit for the Susan Wicklund Fund, which serves Montanans and beyond, providing resources for any woman or pregnant person who needs an abortion to be able to have one!
Please donate and reserve your spot on Eventbrite’s event page.
Saturday, January 22nd 6:00 p.m. -7:15 p.m. (MST)
Ticket/Donation on Eventbrite
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 23rd 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS
MSU BILLINGS JAZZ FESTIVAL CONCERT 2022
MSU Billings hosts 20 schools in a day of jazz and commercial music performances and clinics! Guest artists are Camille Thurman on sax and vocals (Wynton Marsalis, Kenny Barron, Alicia Keys, Harry Connick, Jr.) and Jamie Hovorka on trumpet (Arturo Sandoval, Paul McCartney, Jimmy Kimmel, Susan Tedeschi, Grammy Awards). The evening concert begins in Petro Theatre at 7 PM. $15 cover. Daytime events are free an open to the public! Contact the MSU Billings music office at 406-657-2350 for tickets, or buy at the door.
1500 University Dr, Billings, MT 59101
(406) 657-2387 ( for tickets: (406) 657-2350 )
Friday, February 4th 7:00 p.m.-
Facebook event page
GYPSY JAZZ NIGHT AT THE ELLEN THEATRE
Gypsy Jazz Night at The Ellen Theatre! Starring Gypsy Jazz duet Tim Kliphuis & Jimmy Grant and Cottonwood Club (Victor Daniel – Guitar, Dennis Ferriter – Upright Bass, Greg Hayes – Guitar, Luke Michelson – Violin) from Helena.
“Award-winning gypsy jazz violin legend Tim Kliphuis (Holland) teams up with America’s rising guitar star Jimmy Grant to celebrate the music of famed musical duo, Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.Re-creating the 1930s in Paris, and drawing inspiration from current-day classical and folk music, this duo alternates moments of dazzling interplay with melancholy and sheer exhilaration, in an inspired conversational journey that is different every night.
Bring your dancing shoes!
There will be room to ‘Cut a Rug.’
Join in on the fun with two dance couples from the Downbeat Vintage Swing Society”
The Ellen Theatre
17 West Main Street, Bozeman, MT 59715
Friday, February 18th 7:30 p.m.-
The Ellen Theatre website
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!”
Follow their Facebook event page
- Friday, January 28th 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. @ The Montana Club in Helena
Wilbur Rehmann Trio: Wilbur Rehmann on saxophone, Fred Cobb on keyboard, Todd Silas on bass
- Friday, January 28th 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. @ The Independent in Big Sky
The Craig Hall Trio: Craig Hall on guitar, Michael Steele on bass, Josh Poole on drums
- Friday & Saturday, January 28th & 29th 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. @ Wild Ginger in Billings
John Roberts y Pan Blanco
- Wednesday, February 2nd 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. @ On Broadway in Helena
- Friday, February 4th 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. @ The Independent in Big Sky
Alex Nauman on guitar, Erik Olson on keyboard, Michael Steele on bass, Josh Poole on drums
- Friday, February 18th @ The Montana Club in Helena
MJ Williams on vocals/trombone, Loren Stillman on saxophone, David Morgenroth on keyboard, Bob Bowman on bass
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