Bob and I are finally having a couple days off after busy days since we left Montana! From tomorrow, Bob will be playing at numerous gigs and a recording almost non-stop till end of September.
This Saturday, August 27th at the Cikan House, Jeni Fleming and Eric Funk will be performing at a meet & greet event by Ed Stafman. Please scroll down for more details!
If you are around Sheridan, WY this Saturday, please visit Whitney Center for Arts. John Roberts y Pan Blanco is having Afro-Latin Music Master Class at Kinnison Hall from 3:30 p.m. which will be followed by a dance lessons at 4:30 p.m., then Pan Blanco show at 7:00 p.m. with professional salsa dancers!
* 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.
WEDNESDAY EVENING AT EVENT BY ORANGETHEORY FITNESS IN BILLINGS
John Roberts y Pan Blanco will be playing at a patio party hosted by Orangetheory Fitness this Wednesday evening! The patio party will have games, raffles, food, prizes, a beer garden and lots of summer fun. The band will perform 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It is free and open to public!
Orangetheory Fitness Billings
824 Shiloh Crossing Blvd, Billings MT 59102
Wednesday, August 24th 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (music starts 6:00 p.m.)
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WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT NORDIC BREW WORKS IN BOZEMAN
On Wednesday, August 24th at Nordic Brew Works in Bozeman, Luca Rodoni on trumpet, Jeremy Shanok on keyboard, Rob Kohler on bass, and Josh Poole on drums will be performing from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.! Electric jazz will be the vibe of the evening with lots of interesting sonic explorations! Should be a killer show!
Nordic Brew Works
730 Boardwalk Avenue Suite 1B Bozeman, MT 59718
Wednesday, August 24th 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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THURSDAY NIGHT AT THE MURRAY HOTEL IN LIVINGSTON
This Thursday, August 25th 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 play some Jazz, Brazilian, and Cuban piano music in the Murray Hotel’s lobby. Please come down to enjoy the beautiful sounds he creates in the cozy lobby! No music charge.
The Murray Hotel
201 W Park St Livingston, MT 59047
Thursday, August 25th 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! This week, Erik Olson, Alex Nauman, and Bill Honaker are hosting the jam session. Thank you for supporting local art, local brews and your local live music scene.
2501 Montana Ave. Billings, MT 59101
Thursday, August 25th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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THURSDAY NIGHT AT STAVE & HOOP IN MISSOULA
Please come and join Stillman & Co. on Thursday at Stave & Hoop, a speakeasy style bar, restaurant, and music venue in Missoula! Loren Stillman on saxophone, Jeff Troxel on guitar, and Tommy Sciple on bass. Please come down to Stave & Hoop and enjoy their great sounds! $5 cover will be added to all tabs after 8:00 p.m. Music 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Stave & Hoop
223 N. Higgins – Alley Entrance Missoula, MT 59802
Thursday, August 25th 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
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ON FRIDAY NIGHT AT BENNY’S BISTRO IN HELENA
This Friday August 26th, Wilbur Rehmann on saxophone and Ken Nelson on piano will be playing at Benny’s Bistro, 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. 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, August 26th 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
FRIDAY NIGHT AT RED TRACTOR PIZZA IN BOZEMAN
Friday Live jazz at Red Tractor Pizza! Orin Gunderson on trumpet, Eddie Tsuru on bass, and Chris Naro on drums will be making exciting and excellent sounds! Please come down and enjoy your Friday night with live music and of course delicious pizza and beer/wine! If the weather is nice enough, the band will play on the patio. 7-9PM. No cover.
Red Tractor pizza
1007 W Main St, Bozeman, MT 59715
Friday, August 26th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE INDEPENDENT IN BIG SKY
The Craig Hall Trio: Craig Hall on guitar, 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 trio and enjoy their beautiful sounds! No music Charge.
50 Ousel Falls Road Big Sky, MT 59716
Friday, August 26th 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
RE-ELECT ED STAFMAN MONTANA HOUSE 62
WITH MUSIC BY ERIC FUNK & JENI FLEMING
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
Saturday, August 27th 7:00 p.m. –
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, August 28th 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE
I had couple of recommendations. Inputs from MT jazz fans are always appreciated!!
First recommendation is from Butte, MT. There are few jazz radio shows in Montana and one is Butte America Radio KMBF 102.5. “A Taste of Jazz” with DJ MontanaMichael. You can catch the show on Sundays from 12 noon till 2pm!! And if you are a musician, MontanaMichael is looking for more jazz from Montana musicians. Please contact him via Butteamericaradio.org to share your music with him.
Second one is from a great music supporter Gene and his recommendations is YouTube streaming “Emmett’s Place” by Emmett Cohen! Emmett started Monday evening jazz sessions in his NYC living room during the pandemic and it’s at “volume” 98 now. The latest show features Buster Williams, Lenny White & Wallace Roney Jr, and Emmet Cohen. Apparently, the concert at his living room now will be once a month. Please visit Emmet’s YouTube channel to see the concerts!
UPCOMING JAZZ & MORE
- Sat, September 3rd 3:00 p.m. – @ Blackfoot Pathways: Sculpture in the Wild in Lincoln
Wilbur Rehmann Quintet with Special Guest MJ Williams, vocals and trombone
- Sat, September 10th 7:00 p.m. – @ Babcock Theatre in Billings
Rocky Mountain Jazz Collective: The Music of Henry Mancini
- Thu, September 22nd @ On Broadway in Helena
The Yardbird Quartet: Matt Austin on saxophone, Fred Cobb on piano, Nicole Austin on bass, Jeremy Slead on drums
- Sun, September 25th 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. @ Walkers Grill in Billings
Sundae and Mr. Goessl
- Mon, October 3rd @ Silver Star Steak Company in Helena
Matt Austin on saxophone, Rob Kohler on guitar, Nicole Austin on bass, Jeremy Slead on drums
- Fri, October 7th 7:00 p.m. – 9:00p.m. @ Red Tractor Pizza in Bozeman
MJ Williams on vocals/trombone, Ann Tappan on piano, Bob Bowman on bass
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