I have a happy announcement! MJ Williams, Ann Tappan, and Rob Kohler released an album “RETURN (The Turning Point)”. The album is available on Bandcamp! MJ and Ann will be playing at Nordic in Bozeman with Bob Bowman this Wednesday. If you would like to buy the CD, please come down and ask MJ and Ann! For more info about the new album, please scroll down.
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* Details of these concerts can be changed due to artists/venues’ circumstances.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT NORDIC BREW WORKS IN BOZEMAN
This Wednesday, July 13th at Nordic Brew Works in Bozeman, MJ Williams on vocals/trombone, Ann Tappan on keys, and Bob Bowman on bass will be performing from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.! Jazz standards with interesting twist, some originals, and something unexpected… Please join this wonderful trio and enjoy their sounds with delicious food and drinks at Nordic!
Nordic Brew Works
730 Boardwalk Avenue Suite 1B Bozeman, MT 59718
Wednesday, July 13th 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON
This Thursday, July 14th at the Murray Hotel in Livingston, Mike Koziel will be playing solo piano from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.! If you are looking for a lovely relaxing time with live music, please join Mike and enjoy his beautiful sounds!
The Murray Hotel
201 W Park St Livingston, MT 59047
Thursday, July 14th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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! Thank you for supporting local art, local brews and your local live music scene.
2501 Montana Ave. Billings, MT 59101
Thursday, July 14th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA IN BOZEMAN
Friday Live jazz at Red Tractor Pizza! Bob Squared will be back this Friday! Bob Bowman on bass and Bob Nell on piano will be making beautiful sounds you don’t want to miss. Please come down and enjoy your Friday night with live music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine! 7-9PM. No cover.
Red Tractor pizza
1007 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
Friday, July 15th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE INDEPENDENT IN BIG SKY
The Craig Hall Quartet: Craig Hall on guitar, Will Brown on saxophone, Michael Steele on bass, and Zach Paris on drums, will be playing at The Independent this Friday 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 quartet and enjoy their beautiful sounds! No music Charge.
50 Ousel Falls Road Big Sky, MT 59716
Friday, July 15th 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
SATURDAY NIGHT AT WILD GINGER IN BILLINGS
If you are around Billings this Saturday night and want to enjoy live music, please come down to Wild Ginger!! This Saturday night, Dixieland Band 2nd Ave Stompers will be playing! Enjoy their music with delicious Asian cuisine and drinks. No music charge.
2713 Montana Ave Billings, MT 59101
Saturday, July 16th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
SUNDAY NIGHT AT WALKERS GRILL IN BILLINGS
Like many musicians, Billings’ pianist and composer Erik Olson spent much of 2020 reflecting on the year of ups and downs and putting it down in notes. Erik is returning to Walkers on June 12th to showcase his new material in the recently released album, The Erik Olson Quartet Live and is being joined by regional jazz icons Parker Brown, Alex Nauman and Bill Honaker as the Erik Olson Quartet. While most of the songs are deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, you can expect an eclectic set featuring a variety of different styles and genres. And as always, there is no cover! Celebrate with soulful food, craft drink and great music. 7pm-10pm.
2700 1st Ave N Billings, MT 59101
Sunday, July 17th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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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, July 17th 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE
RETURN (THE TURNING POINT) – WILLIAMS/TAPPAN/KOHLER
Montana jazz veterans: MJ Williams, Ann Tappan, and Rob Kohler’s new album “RETURN (The Turning Point)” is on Bandcamp now! Both digital download and CD are available on the site.
If you would like to support the artists by purchasing the CD directly from them, please visit their websites: MJ Williams / Ann Tappan ! The album will be available soon on major music streaming services such as Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify, etc.
RETURN (The Turning Point) by Williams/Tappan/Kohler on Bandcamp
Williams/Tappan/Kohler Facebook page
RE-ELECT ED STAFMAN MONTANA HOUSE 62
WITH MUSIC BY ERIC FUNK & JENI FLEMI
Please join us for an evening of great music with Eric Funk and Jeni Fleming, and to meet & greet Representative Ed Stafman, an avid supporter of music and the arts, and who is running for re-election to the Montana legislature. Ed will share with us why November’s election is so critical to Montana. He’ll also want to hear about what issues matter most to you. Donations are appreciated but not required to attend.
The Cikan House in Bozeman
Friday, July 22nd 7:00 p.m. –
- Thursday, July 21st @ The Walkers Grill in Billings
Alive After 5: Favorite Sons
- Thursday, July 21st @ The Murray Hotel in Livingston
Cheyenne John-Henderson on piano
- Friday, July 22nd @ The Independent in Big Sky
Craig Hall on guitar, Bob Bowman on bass, Alex Platt on drums
- Thursday, July 28th @ The Murray Hotel in Livingston
Ann Tappan on piano and Bob Bowman on bass
- Friday, July 29th @ The Independent in Big Sky
- Wednesday, August 3rd @ Nordic in Bozeman
Loren Stillman on saxophone, Cheyenne John-Henderson on keys, Bob Bowman on bass
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