I would like to appreciate Montana jazz fans who have so kindly donated and bought me a glass of wine since I started Big Sky Jazz. I am so grateful for your personal support!!
Bob will be playing in Helena with MJ Willians, Loren Stillman, and David Morgenroth at The Montana Club this Friday. And Bowman, Stillman, and Morgenroth will be at Cikan House in Bozeman on Saturday afternoon. If you are around, please don’t miss these performances!!!
* 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 live jazz at one of Helena’s favorite dinner spots. Delicious food, amazing cocktails, and live music at On Broadway! This week The Yardbird Quartet: Matt Austin on saxophone, Fred Cobb on keyboard, Nicole Austin on bass, Jeremy Slead on drums will be providing jazz standards old and new to help anyone get over the mid-week hump. Come on down to On Broadway on Wednesday and join the band!
On Broadway
106 E Broadway St, Helena, MT 59601
(406) 443-1929
Wednesday, February 16th 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 16th 7:00 p.m. –
Levity Facebook page

ON THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON

This Thursday, February 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
Thursday, February 17th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
https://murrayhotel.com/

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 18th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE MONTANA CLUB IN HELENA

On Friday, February 18th at The Montana Club in Helena, MJ Williams on vocals, Loren Stillman on saxophone, David Morgenroth on keyboard, and Bob Bowman on bass will be making beautiful sounds! Please make reservations to secure your table for the live music.
The Montana Club
24 W 6th Ave Fl 2 Helena, MT 59601
(406) 442-5980
Friday, February 18th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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ON FRIDAY NIGHT GYPSY JAZZ NIGHT AT THE ELLEN THEATRE IN BOZEMAN

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 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 be playing at The Independent on Friday, February 18th in Big Sky. 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 18th 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON 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
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ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT YELLOWSTONE CELLARS & WINERY IN BILLINGS

This Saturday, February 19th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Montana Ave. Jazz Exchange will be playing at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery! The band features Marie Smith on vocals, Scott Jeppesen on saxophone, Joe Sullivan on keys, Erik Gothberg on bass, and Roxanne Jeppesen on drums. No music charge. Please come join the band and enjoy their fantastic sounds with great wine!
Yellowstone Cellars & Winery
1335 Holiday Cir Billings, MT 59101
(406) 281-8400
Saturday, February 19th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA IN BOZEMAN

Jazz jam session at Red Tractor Pizza! This will kick off a monthly jazz jam session that will happen the third Sunday of every month at RTP! “Bring your instrument and play!”
Red Tractor pizza
1007 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 359-1999
Sunday, February 20th 6:00 p.m.
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ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT WALKERS GRILL IN BILLINGS

Billings’ only hot swing ensemble, the Rimrock Hot Club, performs music rooted firmly in the French Sinti tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli as well as a myriad of modern influences. The band features Trevor Kreiger on violin, Alex Nauman on guitar, David Banuelos on guitar, and Mark Bryan on upright bass. Bringing a deep, infectious swing beat and fiery improvisations, this band is sure to keep you moving in your seat!
Walkers Grill
2700 1st Ave N Billings, MT 59101
(406) 245-9291
Sunday, February 20th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE CONCERTS

ON FEBRUARY 22ND AT NORDIC BREW WORKS IN BOZEMAN

On Tuesday, February 22nd at Nordic Brew Works in Bozeman, Michelle Manzo Cobb on vocals, Alex Nauman on guitar, Bob Bowman on bass, and Alex Platt on drums will be performing from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.! Please come down and enjoy their fantastic sounds with craft beers, cocktails, and wood-fired pizza!
Nordic Brew Works
730 Boardwalk Ave Suite 1B Bozeman, MT 59718
(406) 414-0730
Tuesday, February 22nd 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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THE ANY EVERYTHING ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT

The reservation list of this concert is full! If you haven’t made a reservation and still would like to attend the concert, please contact Alex Platt and put your name on a waiting list.
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
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  • Wednesday, February 23rd live at In The Music Box on KGVM
    The Any Everything with Michelle Manzo Cobb, Bob Bowman, Cheyenne John-Henderson, and Alex Platt, promoting their upcoming release “Here, Now, and Far Away.”
  • Thursday, February 24th @ Craft Local in Billings
    MSU Billings Jazz Combo
  • Thursday, February 24th @ The Murray Hotel in Livingston
    Matt Ridgeway & Tony Roberts

BigSkyJazz.net and news letter Jazz this week are non-profit. I am doing this to be a little help for jazz community around Bozeman while I work as a website/graphic designer.
If you feel like helping me with a little reward please donate from “Buy me a glass of wine page“. It is much appreciated!!!