To Livingston Jazz fans, this week’s live jazz at The Murray Hotel will be on Friday instead of Thursday. Enjoy solo piano by Matt Ridgeway! The Bridger Mountain Big Band will take a break till end of this month.
I have three 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 ON BROADWAY IN HELENA

Enjoy some live jazz at one of Helena’s favorite dinner spots. Delicious food, amazing cocktails, and live music at On Broadway! This week Cottonwood Club will be performing! They play the hot club music of Django Reinhardt/Stephane Grapelli , jazz favorites from throughout the 20th century, and original compositions. Come on down to On Broadway on Wednesday and join them!
On Broadway
106 E Broadway St, Helena, MT 59601
(406) 443-1929
Wednesday, February 2nd 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Facebook event page

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
(406) 651-5985
Wednesday, February 2nd 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
(406) 359-1999
Friday, February 4th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Facebook event page

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON

This Friday, February 4th 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, February 4th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
https://murrayhotel.com/

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT MONTANA CLUB IN HELENA

Wilbur Rehmann Trio will be performing at the Montana Club this Friday, February 4th.  The trio: Wilbur Rehmann on saxophones, Fred Cobb on keyboard, and Todd Silas on acoustic bass! “Should be another fun night of jazz, swing, blues and bossas for your listening pleasure.” ~ Wilbur. Please come on down and enjoy their sounds with delicious food and drink!
The Montana Club
24 W 6th Ave Fl 2 Helena, MT 59601
(406) 442-5980
Friday, February 4th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Montana Club Facebook page

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.
Petro Theatre
1500 University Dr, Billings, MT 59101
(406) 657-2387 ( for tickets: (406) 657-2350 )
Friday, February 4th 7:00 p.m.-
Facebook event page

ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE INDEPENDENT IN BIG SKY

This Friday at The Independent in Big Sky, Alex Nauman on guitar, Erik Olson on keyboard, Michael Steele on bass, and Josh Poole on drums will be making fantastic sounds! Formerly “Big Sky Theater,” The Independent is a family-centered, multifaceted community center. The performing time is 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Please join this wonderful trio and enjoy their beautiful sounds! No music Charge.
The Independent
50 Ousel Falls Road Big Sky, MT 59716
(406) 995-7827
Friday, February 4th 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

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
(406) 585-5885
Friday, February 18th 7:30 p.m.-
The Ellen Theatre website

ON FEBRUARY 19TH AT CIKAN HOUSE IN BOZEMAN
BOWMAN / STILLMAN / MORGENROTH

Please mark your calendar on Sat, February 19th! These amazing musicians will perform at lovely Cikan House. Bob Bowman on bass, Loren Stillman on saxophone, David Morgenroth on piano will be making beautiful, deep, and honest sounds. They will play songs from the American song book and originals with lots of interplay. They are great masters of jazz and super nice people! If you don’t know about them, the bios would be too long for the newsletter so please check Facebook event page.
Please make reservations to secure your seats. Also don’t forget to bring face masks and your own drinks!
Recommended donation $20.00 or whatever you wish to pay.
Reservation : yaezo1027@gmail.com
Cikan House
31 Hitching Post RD. Bozeman, MT
Saturday, February 19th 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Face masks required
Recommended donation $20.00
Reservation : yaezo1027@gmail.com
Facebook event page

THE ANY EVERYTHING ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT

From Alex Platt!
We are confirmed for our (rescheduled) album release concert on February 26th, 2022, at The Cikans’ House, 31 Hitching Post Rd! We are excited about this recording, which features 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. The show starts at 7:00 PM, tickets are $25.00, and CDs will be available for a concert-only price of $7.00.
If you’ve made reservations for the event originally planned for December 2021, good news: you’re still on the list! Please confirm your reservation at your earliest convenience by plattalex@gmail.com.
Cikan House
31 Hitching Post RD. Bozeman, MT
Saturday, February 26th 7:00 p.m. –
Tickets $25.00
Reservation : plattalex@gmail.com
Facebook event page


  • Friday, February 11th @ Red Tractor Pizza in Bozeman
    Bob Bowman on bass and Bob Nell on piano
  • Friday, February 11th @ Craft Local in Billings
    Scott Jeppesen Group
  • Wednesday, February 16th @ On Broadway in Helena
    Matt Austin Band
  • 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
  • Saturday, February 19th @ Yellowstone Cellars & Winery in Billings
    Montana Avenue Jazz Exchange: Marie Smith on vocals, Scott Jeppesen on saxophone, Joe Sullivan on keys, Erik Gothberg on bass, Roxanne Jeppesen on drums
  • Thursday, February 24th @ Craft Local in Billings
    MSU Billings Jazz Combo

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