It is almost June but we had a couple of inches of snow around West Yellowstone this morning. But hey, we need moisture! This week, on top of wonderful regular jazz happenings, Maracujá will be playing Brazilian, Latin America, and more in Billings and Bozeman! And fantastic singer Michelle Manzo Cobb will be back to Bozeman next week and she will be performing at couple of places with amazing band! Please scroll down for the details.
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* Details of these concerts can be changed due to artists/venues’ circumstances.
TUESDAY NIGHT AT VALHALLA MEADERY IN BOZEMAN
Tuesday evening Django Jazz jam! Please join us at Valhalla Meadery for delicious mead (and food!) on Tuesday evenings. No cover. No cover. Musicians are welcome to join in. Most of their jam tunes can be found in the Django Fakebook. You can find a link to the book on Facebook event page.
875 Bridger Drive Unit B Bozeman, MT 59715
Tuesday, May 31st 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Facebook event page
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, June 1st 7:00 p.m. –
Levity Facebook page
THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON
This Thursday, June 2nd at the Murray Hotel in Livingston, pianist Cheyenne John-Henderson will be playing solo piano from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.! He will play standards as well as interpretations of an eclectic selection of rock and pop tunes. 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
Thursday, June 2nd 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
MARACUJÁ IN BILLINGS & BOZEMAN
BRAZILIAN AND LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC FOR THE SOUL
Vocalist/multi instrumentalist Caitlin Belem and guitarist Terrence Rosnagle take you on a trip through Latin America, playing music from Brazil to Cuba and everywhere in between – samba, bossa nova, cumbia, son, and more.
Maracujá website: http://www.maracujaband.com/
Thursday, June 2nd at Montana Gallery in Billings
2710 2nd Ave N, Billings, MT 59102. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $25 (senior & student $20)
Tickets are available @ montanagallery.net
Saturday, June 4th at the Cikan House in Bozeman
7:00 p.m. – Admission: $20 (student $10)
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THURSDAY NIGHT AT CRAFT LOCAL IN BILLINGS
Erik Olson & Alex Nauman Present: Jazz Jam Session EVERY Thursday at Craft Local. Thats right, EVERY Thursday! No cover. All ages welcome. Bring your instrument and sit in!
Erik Olson, Matt Devitt, and Mike Leslie will host this week’s jam session.
Thank you for supporting local art, local brews and your local live music scene.
2501 Montana Ave. Billings, MT 59101
Thursday, June 2nd 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT BENNY’S BISTRO IN HELENA
This Friday June 3rd, Wilbur Rehmann on saxophone and Ken Nelson on piano will be playing at Benny’s Bistro, 6:00-8:00pm for your listening and dining pleasure. Always great food and fine wines along with jazz. Ballads, blues and be-bop by this popular duo so …” grab your coat and get your hat, leave your troubles on the doorstep”.
108 E 6th Ave Helena, MT 59601
Friday, June 3rd 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA IN BOZEMAN
Friday Live jazz at Red Tractor Pizza! Alex Robilotta on guitar, Eddie Tsuru on bass, and Adam Greenberg on drums will be making exciting and excellent sounds! They will be playing some of their originals and standards and more. Please come down and enjoy your Friday night with live music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine! 7-9PM.
Red Tractor pizza
1007 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
Friday, June 3rd 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE INDEPENDENT IN BIG SKY
The Craig Hall Trio: Craig Hall on guitar, Bob Bowman on bass, and Alex Platt on drums, will be playing at The Independent on Friday, June 3rd 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.
50 Ousel Falls Road Big Sky, MT 59716
Friday, June 3rd 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
SUNDAY NIGHT AT THE EAGLES IN BOZEMAN THE BRIDGER MOUNTAIN BIG BAND
Sunday night big band fun is back! 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, June 5th 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE
THE ANY EVERYTHING FEAT. MICHELLE COBB, LIVE AT NORDIC
Singer Michelle Manzo Cobb will be back in town for a week, so they’ll be kicking it off at Nordic with The Any Everything! Catch her with Bob Bowman on bass, Cheyenne John-Henderson on keys, and Alex Platt on drums! Michelle isn’t in town all that often, so if you’re hungry for her amazing voice, come and get it!
Nordic Brew Works
730 Boardwalk Avenue Suite 1B Bozeman, MT 59718
Wednesday, June 8th 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Facebook event page
FRIDAY, JUNE 10TH AT THE CIKAN HOUSE
From drummer Alex Platt!
“I’m excited to announce another special concert featuring the one-and-only Michelle Cobb! We’ve put together a nice trio to back her, too! Bob Bowman and myself will be there, of course … and joining us in the lineup will be the inimitable Erik Olson on piano!
Michelle doesn’t make it to town all that often (and neither does Erik, for that matter), and I’m personally very eager to hear this unique combination of sounds! As is the nature of jazz, you never know if this particular combination will happen again. And, as Yae says, “Live music only happens once!”
Seating is very limited, so reservations are highly recommended.“
The Cikan House in Bozeman
Friday, June 10th 7:00 p.m. –
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